From my personal collection a concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds first American tour.
Venue: Stache’s Columbus, Ohio. Date: June 27, 1984
Lineup: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld, Hugo Race, Barry Adamson
Nick and Blixa interview clips, along with setlist & screencaps under the cut. Enjoy!
NIxa look-alikes Alexander Scheer and Marc Hosemann smooch in a sleazy neon-lit flamingo lounge. Even their movie alter egos are in love with each other. Life is full of wonderful surprises. Thank you Oskar Roehler! Tod den Hippies – Es Lebe der Punk! VIEW ON FACEBOOK
Via Blixa Bargeld Daily on Tumblr
Vintage Nick Cave, in Record Mirror 1986, on the KIcking Against the Pricks LP (photo scan)Via Bachelor Kisses on Tumblr
Tod den Hippies – Es lebe der Punk! (Death to the Hippies – Long Live Punk!)
An homage to the Berlin punk scene circa 1980’s, directed by Oskar Roehler.
Setting: West Berlin, early 1980s, the birth of punk. Tom Schilling (Oh Boy) plays 19 year-old Robert, a boy from the provinces who runs away from the hometown hippies and jumps with both Doc Martens into the sex, drugs, and Punk scene of the Island city. He finds work at a peep show, and has run-ins with various characters populating the scene, notably, one Blixa Bargeld, played with a creepy intensity by Alexander Scheer. Nick Cave is played by Marc Hosemann. Tod den Hippies premiered at this year’s Berlinale. In cinemas March 26th.
“I think that it’s quite unique what we are doing because it’s not a case of looking back in a nostalgic way at this period,” Arndt explains. “We want to be as authentic as we can, and, at the same time, the film describes how the foundations for today’s culture in the worlds of art and music were established then.” – germanfilms.de
Trailer and more pics under the cut. Read more…
I have just found out that the Berlinale (German film festival) will be showing “B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin“. The “rockumentary” directed by Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange focuses on the art and chaos of West Berlin in the eighties. As expected there will be a few familiar faces like Blixa Bargeld and Nick Cave. From the look of the trailer the documentary looks really interesting! I will keep you updated if I find the release dates.
There is Blixa Bargeld, skinny as a rake, getting people drunk in the bar ‘Risiko’, and an earnest-looking Nick Cave collecting ‘German Gothic’ on a wall of his room in a Berlin flat. Cool Gudrun Gut stands outside ‘Dschungel’ counting the number of clubs you can go to at two in the morning, and ‘Tödliche Doris’ sings at a most inhospitable Potsdamer Platz. And somewhere in between the Wall and firewalls, the old buildings and the new, Mania D and Westbam, is Mark Reeder from Manchester. Drawn by his love of off-the-wall urban electronic music this British musician, label-maker and military fetishist came to Berlin at the end of seventies, where apparently – and fortunately! – everything he experienced was filmed.
With its copious images and audio material compiled by Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck and Heiko Lange, B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West-Berlin is a documentary and a declaration of love rolled into one. A warm-yet-wrecked reencounter with themselves for all those who were a part of it. And downright mind-expanding for all those who have arrived since and claim to know where Berlin’s bear got down, or even dare assert that things only began to swing in 1990.
If you get to see the documentary, let us know what you think in the comment section.
Thirty years after From Her To Eternity, Nick Cave has recorded Avalanche again for the American TV show ‘Black Sails”. It is currently featured in the trailer and from what I could gather will be featured in season 2 episode 9.
You can hear the full version of the new cover here.
Avalanche was recently performed by Nick during one of the Q&A/concert to promote 20,000 Days on Earth as well as during some of the Australian shows.
Leonard Cohen – Avalanche
Nick Cave – original cover – From Her To Eternity
Freemantle Arts Center – November 2014
Nick Cave Fixes would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays. 2014 has been an exciting year for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Some of the highlights were the release of the fantastic 20,000 Days on Earth, an amazing North American tour, Nick Cave’s first opera “Shellshock” and a solo tour of Australia & New Zealand which saw Nick resurrect Up Jumped the Devil!
As an early Christmas gift, here is a throwback to this Summer: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at Prospect Park July 26th 2014 – NY (full concert – Mega link – Please comment if you missed it and want a reupload).
As always most of my bootlegs comes from Dime. Please respect the work of the tapers. Keep the files as you have downloaded them (no reencoding) with the text file containing all the info. And most of all: DO NOT RESELL THEM.
Wait there is more! Thank you to Debra who tooks those pictures and filmed those videos on December 17th at the Melbourne show.
We hope that you have enjoyed the blog this year and hope to see you back in 2015!