A Nick Cave 80’s Retro Triple Fix!
First, a brilliant and rare performance of The Mercy Seat in Athens, with a club attendee’s text notes. Next, is a Photo Fix, with Nick’s fabulous 80s hair. Finally, an MP3 of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds performing Wild World, Live in Edinburgh, 4-16-1985, with Rowland S. Howard on guitar (filling in for Blixa Bargeld).
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – The Mercy Seat (LIVE 1989)
Rodon Club, Athens Greece, May 5, 1989.
Line Up: Nick Cave: Vocals, Mick Harvey: Bass, Blixa Bargeld: Guitar, Kid Congo Powers: Guitar, Roland Wolf: Keyboards, Thomas Wydler: Drums
“Back from rehab, healthier but most of all Alive after a critical o.d., Cave and the historical Seeds played three majestic shows in Greece ( May 3,4 and 5th). Everyone remembers them and get nostalgic about it. The show directed by Nikos Fragakis …” Video + text: tx to japoblonde
Nick Cave, Sounds Magazine, 1982, wearing ‘Beatnik Bandit’ tee, by ‘Big Daddy’ Roth.
This is the same photo shoot that produced the infamous ‘Hate Every Cop’ poster
[L to R: Cave Page, Cave Crop (Hi-contrast), Cave Head Crop (Hi-contrast)]
‘Wild World’ MP3 – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds w/ Rowland S. Howard
(Live Edinburgh, 16 April 1985*)
Edinburgh 1985 Line Up: On guitar, Rowland S. Howard replaces Blixa Bargeld, who is in Berlin recording Halber Mensch with Einstürzende Neubauten. On bass, Die Haut’s handsome Christoph Dreher, Nick’s Berlin flatmate and director of the Tupelo and The Singer videos, replaces Barry Adamson. Nick Cave: Vocals, Mick Harvey: Guitar, Thomas Wydler: Drums. [Thanks to From the Archives for the meticulous documentation!]
Photos: Tx to Laura. Cropping and hi-contrast images by Morgan. Music file from Morgan’s collection.
Revised: 12 April 2010. Photo attribution corrected: 27-2-09, MW.