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Nick Cave & Bad Seeds [1988.09.30] Copenhagen Alexandra, DK

Visit this link for mp3 version. / Visit DIME for Lossless version

Setlist under cut.  Tx to Thomas!

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The Birthday Party – Sydney 1982

October 31, 2013 Leave a comment

The Birthday Party – Refectory, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 6 Jan 1982

Happy Halloween.

Audio link follows…

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (1987-1997) Full shows

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.

Keep going…

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Jonathan Ganley on The Birthday Party at Mainstreet,1983

May 2, 2013 2 comments

Nick Cave, The Birthday Party, Auckland, NZ, May 3, 1983
Photo © Jonathan Ganley

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…

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Blixa & Nick: A Rooftop & Roses Tango (Japan 1985)

April 8, 2013 3 comments
Blixa Bargeld & Nick Cave c. Oct 1985, Japan

Blixa Bargeld & Nick Cave c. Oct 1985, Japan

Blixa and Nick, relaxing together in Japan 1985

Blixa and Nick, relaxing together, Japan 1985

Vintage Bad Seeds: Stranger Than Kindness (1987)

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)

March 12, 2013 9 comments

Nick Cave & Blixa Bargeld (circa 1986) Photo by Tony Clark.

Photo removed by request.

Nick Cave & The Cavemen, Electric Ballroom, 1984 (HD)

December 31, 2012 3 comments

Nick Cave & The Cavemen – Electric Ballroom, Camden, London (12 April 1984)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Linz, Austria, 1986

December 30, 2012 Leave a comment

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

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Avalanche – Live 1984-06-27

December 1, 2012 Leave a comment

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.

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Nick Cave: I’m Gonna Kill That Woman + Interview (1987)

November 29, 2012 8 comments

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.)*

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Black Crow King – Wilde Wereld session

November 20, 2012 1 comment

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 – Meervaart, NL – 09 Nov 1984

November 4, 2012 2 comments

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…

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Nick Cave – Provoke 1988

October 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Scans: Nick Cave, Provoke Magazine, Oct/Nov 1988

Categories: 1980s Era, Memorabilia, Vintage

Nick Cave & Blixa – Electric Ballroom 1984

October 1, 2012 1 comment

Here’s a pic from the gig by Stephen G. O’Gorman

See this post for more on the Electric Ballroom gig.

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