Here’s ‘Super Heathen Child’, the extended version, featuring Robert Fripp on guitar.
Notable quotes on Grinderman’s ‘Heathen Child’
*The song is everything you would expect a raw power rock Nick Cave would be, and the visuals are a glimpse into an unspeakable hell. It’s depraved and sick beyond anything we have seen. It’s a sign of the moral degradation of the modern world. We enjoyed it immensely.
— Jeff Rouner, HoustonPress Blog, 17 Aug 2010.
*If the so-wrong-it’s-right video for Grinderman’s “Heathen Child” wasn’t insane enough for you, you probably have serious issues. But maybe those issues can be cured by a remix of the tune called “Super Heathen Child”, which features a two-minute guitar solo from art-rock legend Robert Fripp? Nobody else plays guitar like him. — Ryan Dombal, Pitchfork, 16 Aug 2010
*Bad Seeds videos have been hit or miss, but they have largely been stellar when Hillcoat has been involved. This time around, he has combined quality filmmaking, stock footage, and Nick Cave’s underwear into a mindmash of splendor. The video is a tad not safe for work, but if you minimize your browser and blast the song, you have the option of turning your workplace into a palace of depravity. — Maria Schurr, Pop Matters, 10 Aug 2010
The Cave – Fripp Connection (in case you missed it)
Nick Cave and Robert Fripp rocking in Telford (Tx to creativeboom.co.uk)
The initial contact was made a few weeks before when Robert Fripp was at Scadge Studios and recorded some guitar takes for the original version of ‘Heathen Child’ the new single from Nick Cave’s band Grinderman… Following this session, Nick decided to visit Scadge Studios in Telford to extend the single, after asking Robert to play new guitar parts, including extended solo sections, to transform the track into ‘Super Heathen Child’. Nick had been inspired by Robert’s solo on ‘Baby’s on fire’ from Fripp’s work with Brian Eno.
- Grinderman Tour Dates & Tix – Rocktickets.com
- Grinderman CDs (Amazon.com)
- Heathen Child press release
In case you forgot about this character…. ain’t he grand? 😉