1-12-12 Nick Cave – From Her To Eternity (5.1)
Disc o’ the day: Nick Cave / Bad Seeds – From Her To Eternity (5.1)
It’s really quite nice that many Nick Cave albums were remixed to 5.1 for their 2-disc editions of a few years back. I am a much bigger fan of The Boys Next Door / Birthday Party years for old Nick.
Many years ago, I wrote to The Birthday Party – and Nick answered me, giving me the requested lyrics (for “Happy Birthday”). When they came to L.A. in ’83, I took ‘em all around, asked a million questions and made some good friends (right around the time of “Prayers On Fire”).
“Hee Haw” by The Boys Next Door really sounded good to me. I played it a lot, as I learned to drink beer, as a young man. “Prayers On Fire” and “Release The Bats” really drove us all nuts! Excellent misbehaving.
I remember Cameron being ‘fully refreshed’ and calling directory assistance in Melbourne, Australia – trying to get Nick’s phone number – but all they gave us was his mother’s phone number. I don’t remember calling her.
The Birthday Party didn’t last too long – you try keeping one of those together! All the controversy over “Nazi” imagery; the tale of tricking ‘Big Daddy’ Ed Roth to design “Junkyard” – while Roth was a born-again Christian…
I did not fully make it to Nick’s solo career, at the time. Nice 5.1 mixes will certainly help this scenario. Last time I ran into Nick at LAX, he remembered me.