In yesterday’s 1980s retro post, I included an mp3 of ‘Wild World’, by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, from Edinburgh, 4-16-1985, where Rowland S. Howard replaces Blixa Bargeld (on tour with Neubauten). Some of you wanted to see the original Birthday Party version. Here ya go!
The Birthday Party – Hacienda Club
February 24, 1983: Wild World
Twenty years later….
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Wild World (Live)
Hammersmith Apollo, June 7, 2003
Deb and I were talking about this performance, noticing that Nick seems to be exorcising his demons going by the shrieking wails that come out of him. The atmosphere of the Hammersmith Apollo concert was somber and funereal. The fans are asked to stay in their seats and The Bad Seeds are dressed in black. Nick is mourning the loss of his long time man, Blixa Bargeld, on this the first Bad Seeds tour without him as a member. We love you both. We will miss you, Blixa.