Welcome back to another #SakuraUnderground DJ Silent and DJ Sakura666 are back to celebrate the life of legendary musician, playwriter, author, and so much more. Both DJs selected a bunch of their favorite songs and took a journey through the years with all the different projects Nick Cave has been involved in. Not everything, but almost an hour of sounds, information, and also some funny commentary. There was a request for Yoshiki and Sarah Brightman’s song ‘Miracle’ , thanks for the request! Also new music from 3teeth and Duran Duran!
|The Boys Next Door||Shiver|
|The Birthday Party||Mr. Clarinet|
|The Birthday Party||Zoo Music Girl|
|Grinderman||Honey Bee (let’s fly to Mars)|
|Current 93(Nick Cave vocals)||All the Pretty Little Horses|
|Nick Cave/Kylie Minogue||Where the Wild Rose Grow|
|Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds||Jack the Ripper|
|Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds||Stagger Lee|
|Yoshiki/ Sarah Brightman*request||Miracle (Sarah’s version)|
|3TEETH||Everybody Wants to Rule the World|
|Duran Duran||Black Moonlight|
Just like our podcast, we really don’t need an introduction to Nick Cave. He was born Sept 22 1957 in Warracknabeal, Australia !!
We started out the night with a song from The Boys Next Door. Google seems to confuse them with The Birthday Party. The interest seems to confuse people a lot. This project was born in the 1970s! Loud, zanny wacky and would later turn into The Birthday Party.
The Boys Next Door only had 1 album, we played Shivers off of it. It is very nightmarish with it’s opening lyrics.
Moving onto The Birthday Party, the loudest of the classics. Mr Clarinet, wondering if there is an actual clarinet in the song!?! Zoo Music Girls, picked by DJ SIlent. A popular song from Grinderman is up next. Honey Bee, a great rock and roll song, with buzzing at the end.
The songs “All the Pretty Little Horses,” “Where the Wild Roses Grow,” “Jack the Ripper,” and “Stagger Lee” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are all dark and atmospheric tales of violence, death, and love. They are all based on real stories, but Cave has twisted and embellished them to create his own unique and disturbing versions. We finished the tribute with these songs. Let’s discuss!
“All the Pretty Little Horses” is a haunting ballad about a child who is murdered by a stranger. The song is sung from the perspective of the killer, who is both remorseful and fascinated by what he has done.
“Where the Wild Roses Grow” is a duet with Kylie Minogue about a serial killer who murders his girlfriend and then buries her body in a field of wild roses. The song is both beautiful and chilling, and it is one of Cave’s most popular and enduring songs.
“Jack the Ripper” is a dark and brooding song about the infamous serial killer who terrorized London in the late 19th century. Cave’s song is not a retelling of the Ripper’s crimes, but rather a meditation on the darkness and violence that exists within all of us.
“Stagger Lee” is a traditional murder ballad about a pimp named Stagger Lee who kills his friend and fellow pimp, Billy Lyons. Cave’s version of the song is a raw and powerful blues number that captures the violence and passion of the original story.
All four of these songs are classic examples of Nick Cave’s unique and uncompromising songwriting style. They are dark, disturbing, and yet strangely beautiful. They are songs that will stay with you long after you have heard them.
Thank you for the request for Yoshiki and Sarah Brightman. Yoshiki’s new movie
Under the Sky will hopefully be available for us to view someday soon. It appears everyone Yoshiki has worked with during the years of his life and so much more. Here is the trailer for the film
3teeth continue with 80s reworking on their new album “EndEx” with Tears for Fears classic, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”. They have covered “Ballroom Blitz” and “You Spin Me Round” and the non 80s song “Pumped Up Kicks” all dark, brooding and ominous. MV for the EWTRTW below!
We finish the night with new music from Duran Duran! Black Moonlight has no MV available at this time.
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