An Inside Look At Nick Cave’s “20,000 Days On Earth”

September 15, 2014 1 comment

Video: An Inside Look At Nick Cave’s “20,000 Days On Earth”

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And the winners are…

September 13, 2014 Leave a comment

The winning numbers, reading from left to right, across the columns: 100 – 21 – 53.
(Number 14 was not chosen, so we picked the next two numbers in the sequence.)

Congratulations to the winners! Each of you will receive a copy of: A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave & Cohorts 1981-2013 by Bleddyn Butcher.  I will email each of the winners to confirm, and will then forward your names and mailing addresses, along with your entry forms, to Clare Drysdale at Allen & Unwin’s London office.  She will organize the rest.

Thanks for participating, everyone!  It was fun to host this giveaway.

Here is the random number sequence generated on Sep 3, 2014. Click for larger view.



Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Give us a Kiss & Jubilee Street (LIVE)

September 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Give Us a Kiss

Release news: A 10″ version of “Give Us a Kiss” will be released on November 10.

20,000 Days on Earth is out on 17th September US, Canada and 19 Sept in UK August 21 in Australia and New Zealand, and November in the rest of Europe. To celebrate the release of 20,000 Days on Earth there will be a screening of the film with a live performance and Q&A with Nick Cave, joined by directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, at New York City’s Town Hall on Saturday 20th September. Tickets on sale from 12pm on Friday Sept 5th.

Listen to Jubilee Street (live from the Sydney Opera House) under the cut.  Read more…

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A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave & Cohorts 1981-2013 by Bleddyn Butcher

September 4, 2014 1 comment

A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave & Cohorts 1981-2013 by Bleddyn Butcher
Out:  Sept 4th 2014.  Published by Allen & Unwin.  In stock at

Australian photographer Bleddyn Butcher has spent more than thirty years chronicling a legend.  Nick himself describes Bleddyn’s photos as ‘the props around which my memories collect.’ It’s understandable, considering Bleddyn’s uncanny timing, as when Bob Dylan showed up at Nick’s trailer at Glastonbury. Over the years, Bleddyn Butcher has made his bones as the quintessential Cave documentarian.  He has produced the most iconic images of Nick Cave ever photographed, the best of which are assembled in A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave & Cohorts 1981-2013.

Every picture has a story attached, and Bleddyn recounts the behind the scenes details with a gleeful, dry wit (and a healthy respect for his subjects) that I think everyone will appreciate. In one story from the Berlin years, Bleddyn is at the Risiko with Nick and some friends. Blixa proceeds to set fire to Bleddyn’s brandy. In another, Bleddyn describes nearly falling out a window while trying to shoot the tight space of Eucrid’s lair at Yorckstrasse.  In another, he waits all day in the large ballroom at Hansa Studios, watching the natural light fade. In walks Nick, well after dark. Bleddyn sets up his light, and asks him to sit at the piano.  The result is the iconic silhouette of Cave bent over the baby grand at Hansa Studios, which for me, evokes the sorrowful essence of Your Funeral, My Trial. Indeed, flipping through the pages of ‘A Little History’ is like a watching a Kinetoscope of Nick Cave’s career, with a soundtrack running in your head. All of the cohorts and collaborators of the past thirty-odd years are represented, in what Nick Cave calls, a “book of rescued moments.”

A LITTLE HISTORY is a stunning collection of 100 photographs. The jacket cover photo is a well-chosen portrait of Nick during ‘The Singer’ period. The flip side of the jacket reveals a hidden poster of Nick, in his Maynard guise. And that’s just for starters. A LITTLE HISTORY will be equally prized by Cave aficionados and those who appreciate fine photography. It is the perfect coffee table book for Autumn 2014 and X-mas gifting. In stock now at

Review by Morgan Wolfe for Nick Cave Fixes blog, September 4, 2014.

View Nick Cave’s career in pictures , a set of Bleddyn Butcher’s iconic images.

Below, The Birthday Party performimg at The Moonlight Club, North London. October 1981.

Photograph by Bleddyn Butcher.  All rights reserved by artist.

The Birthday Party, LONDON OCT 1981. Photograph by Bleddyn Butcher

‘The band was an unruly beast, champing at every bit, straining at every leash.

Everyone had an opinion; they all had to be heard.’

-Bleddyn Butcher

A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave & Cohorts 1981-2013

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London Exhibition – Nick Cave: Chasing The Myth

August 30, 2014 1 comment

If you are lucky enough to live in London or visit it in the next few weeks, I have another exhibition for you: Nick Cave – Chasing The Myth.

Proud Galleries is delighted to present Nick Cave: Chasing The Myth, a collection of iconic portraits of the enigmatic front man that span his extraordinary, eccentric and eclectic musical career. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to look back into the shadows of one of today’s most transfixing performers.

Bringing together both iconic and unseen shots from David Corio, Andrew Whitton, Steve Double, David Arnoff and Amelia Troubridge: photographers whom each worked with Nick Cave at different stages of his artistic development, the exhibition is a revealing and intimate portrait of one of rock’s few singular personalities who speaks so truly from the heart. From shots by Corio of early intense onstage performances in London while fronting his incendiary band The Birthday Party, to more subdued moments during the filming of 20,000 Days on Earth by Troubridge showing Cave’s obsessive need to create; each photographer’s unique portraiture adds to the rich narrative, encompassing the many characters which collectively make Nick Cave, one of the most revered artistic talents of the last three decades.

From September 3rd till November 2n 2014 at Proud Galleries Camden, The Horse Hospital, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH.

For more information about opening hours & how to get there, check out

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London Exhibition – Photographs by Bleddyn Butcher

August 6, 2014 4 comments

From September 4th till the 28th, Somerset House in London – United Kingdom will host an exhibition of Nick Cave photographs taken by Bleddyn Butcher. The exhibition will cover the period of 1981 to 2013 and will also coincide with the release of the the book: A Little History – Photographs of Nick Cave and Cohorts.

Entrance to the exhibition is free. For all practical information see the official website.

The book is available to pre-order on Amazon (UK) for £17.

a little history

Review: Lullaby Versions of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

July 16, 2014 3 comments

Yes, it’s true. Lullaby Versions of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds  is the newest title in the Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star series, produced by The Roma Music Group.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Stars Nick Cave Lullaby VersionsTracklisting:

1. O Children
2. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
3. Into My Arms
4. We No Who U R
5. Red Right Hand
6. Push the Sky Away
7. The Ship Song
8. Where the Wild Roses Grow
9. Straight To You
10. The Mercy Seat
11. (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
12. The Weeping Song
13. Nobody’s Baby Now

Available at Amazon or iTunes.

Folks, this compilation is a wonder and a  delight. With its high-quality instrumentation, this album ain’t just for babies.  Immediate favorites: “Straight to You”, “(Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For”, and the ethereal “Push The Sky Away”.  The most surprising inclusion is the gently sonorous, “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!”.  Wonderful stuff.  Appropriate for listening at work, on your way to class, while meditating, preparing dinner, to clear your mind after an über krap day, or any time you want to bring a little sunshine into your head. When I go to bed tonight, my ear buds will be twinkling with Lullaby Versions of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

Listen to “Into “My Arms” ~

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR: If you don’t know about this miraculous company, and the astounding number of artists and genres featured in their catalog, do yourself a favor. Check out their website.  TTLRS produce lullabies for all ages.  And people, they take requests. All titles are available in CD (on demand) or clean and green digital versions.

Review by Morgan Wolfe, for Nick Cave Fixes blog, July 16, 2014,   All rights reserved.

Thanks to Paul Modiano at The Roma Music Group.


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