Saturday, September 13, 2008

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Stripped (1994 Tour EP)

The 2nd album from the fantastic Great Australian Albums series
has inspired today's posts. The Album they picked most interestingly
was the Murder Ballads album, not my choice for their, best but it
made for a very interesting show.
Nick Cave has of course came light years from his beginnings in
Melbourne, having a career which is possibility the greatest of any
Australian artist and with his band the bad seeds achieved
alternative superstar status.
They are of course one of the greatest bands live you can see,
I've seen them many times, but the one that sticks in my mind
is the 1992 Livid Festival when they headlined.
Henry's Dream had just been released and they when off.
Opening with Papa don't leave me Henry,
the song starting with the acoustic guitar part then bamm ,
the band let us have it, Nick threw the mike stand across the stage
and the crowd went insane. It was rather intense.
This rare and fantastic 3 track Ep from the 1994 Australian Tour
is an acoustic reworking of Nick classics. The incredible Mercy Seat
a song often introduced as a Johnny Cash song after Cash covered it.
And gospel reinvention of both City of Refuge
and the sublime Deanna.

Download Here


Morgan said...

Hi Bob,

Thanks for the EP - I featured it in today "Nick Fix" which is about 1994 and Let Love In.

NOTE: I put the download link in the post, at the very bottom, along with your name, and a link back to this post. If you want me to change anything, let me know

Meanwhile, thank you!!!


Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Hi Morgan, The funny thing is a friend I havent heard from in a while, text me today and said they were listenin to this album and had a vivid memory first hearing it at my place so many years ago.
Love the nick fix site and Im happy for you to link here

Anonymous said...

Dude! Please re-post!