Nick Cave, with Die Haut, Sad Dark Eyes / Pleasure is the Boss
Berlin Tempodrome, 24 August 1992
“My view of Die Haut is they have a great love of guitars – they’re a guitar orientated group.
I love singing behind a barrage of ugly, dirty guitars.” – Nick Cave, on Die Haut, 1992.
Line Up: Die Haut: Christoph Dreher – Bass; Rainer Lingk – Guitar; Jochen Arbeit – Guitar; Thomas Wydler – Drums. Nick Cave – Guest Vocalist.
GIG NOTES: This is one of my all-time favorite Nick Cave performances. Unbelievably hot. Die Haut members are connected to Nick Cave and two of his Bad Seeds, Blixa Bargeld and Thomas Wydler. Die Haut’s founder, Christoph Dreher, directed Bad Seeds videos ‘Tupelo’ and ‘The Singer’ and was Nick’s Cave flat-mate while he lived in Berlin. Jochen Arbeit joined Blixa Bargeld’s now-legendary band, Einstürzende Neubauten, in 1993. Finally, Thomas Wydler, Die Haut drummer since 1982, continues to perform with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.
Link: Die Haut Discography
Source: Sweat (WSFA 140V/Triple X 51184-3, 1993) — live video from Tempodrom, Berlin, August 1992, 66 minutes; directed by Rolf S. Wolkenstein