Setlist under cut. Tx to Thomas!
The Birthday Party – Refectory, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 6 Jan 1982
Audio link follows…
Here’s the most recent list of vintage Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds full concerts. (via RoyOh)
Nick Cave – Novellara 11/28/1987 [full show]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds playing live in Novellara, Italy at Ritz on November 28, 1987.
Drunk Nick! Unbelievable. A Nixa quarrel after Stranger than Kindness.
Nick Cave – Milan 05/24/1992 [full show]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds playing live in Milano, Italy at Rolling Stone on May 24, 1992.
GUEST WRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHER JONATHAN GANLEY on Nick Cave and the Birthday Party at Mainstreet, 1983
Friday May 3 2013 marks 30 years to the day since Nick Cave and The Birthday Party played their first New Zealand show at Mainstreet nightclub on Auckland’s Queen St. Photographer Jonathan Ganley provides the images and the story from the audience, while Simon Grigg of Propeller Records and tour promoter Doug Hood give some background and recollections of this legendary but shambolic performance, and the subsequent chaotic North Island tour… VIEW ARTICLE
Jonathan Ganley is an Auckland photographer whose work has covered many subjects, notably New Zealand musicians. Visit Jon’s photo gallery: pointthatthing.com
Thank you, Jonathan, for publishing an expanded account of that night. Marvelous to read your comparison of Nick’s performance 30 years ago with Grinderman at Coachella.
Folks, I don’t have the Mainstreet show but I do have the bootleg audio from two nights later, May 5, 1983, when the band played Palmerston. Here’s an audio fix celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Birthday Party’s NZ tour. Enjoy!
The Birthday Party – May 5, 1983 – Palmerston North, Massey University, NZ
Lineup: Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard, Tracey Pew, Des Hefner (replacing Mick Harvey)
Audio tracks are under the cut…
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Stranger than Kindness
Live in Vienna, Austria, May 10, 1987
More stuff at my YT channel: Morganwolf5.
Nick Cave & Blixa Bargeld (circa 1986) Photo by Tony Clark.
Photo removed by request.
Nick Cave & The Cavemen – Electric Ballroom, Camden, London (12 April 1984)
This is a repost from Sept 12, 2010. The resolution is slightly better although it is five parts.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Posthof, Linz, Austria. October 9, 1986. Lineup: Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld, Mick Harvey, Thomas Wydler, Kid Congo Powers, Roland Wolf.
Part 1 of 5. Kill That Woman, She Fell Away, By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Avalanche
Live at Stache’s – Columbus, Ohio – June 27, 1984 (first American tour)
Lineup: Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld, Hugo Race, Barry Adamson, Mick Harvey
The infamous Nick & Blixa interview that I posted years ago was taped backstage at this gig. It’s under the cut if you haven’t seen it lately.
Reposting this gem:
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds + Nick Cave interview
Gonna Kill That Woman/Interview
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia 1987
Remarkable footage here, people. Fantastic close ups and generally good quality video footage of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, in Ljubljana, 1987. Includes still photos and interviews w/Nick Cave: on his first novel, And The Ass Saw The Angel, the band’s participation in Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire film (1988), and his pending exodus from Berlin. (Nick’s ‘Berlin years’ were 1983-1988, a time during which he and Blixa Bargeld, of Einstürzende Neubauten, become friends and collaborators, forming Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, with Mick Harvey, in 1984. Nick finally relocates to London, with Anita Lane, in April 1988.)*
Black Crow King – performed live on ‘Wilde Wereld’ program, VPRO Radio studios, Amsterdam 1985.06.19
Lineup: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey & Blixa Bargeld.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds [1986-10-06] Utrecht, NL
VPRO Radio Broadcast
Posted by Edge at Guitars 101: here.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Live, Meervaart, NL – 09 Nov 1984
Lineup: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld and Barry Adamson
Nick Cave at Meervaart, NL c. 1984. Photo: Frans Schellekens
Music is under the page cut…
Scans: Nick Cave, Provoke Magazine, Oct/Nov 1988