Blixa Bargeld – Artist Talk interview (audio available for download) in Brussels

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Einstürzende Neubauten performed in Belgium and Blixa Bargeld gave a quick interview as part of Ancienne Belgique – Artist Talk before the “Lament” concert.

The tickets were free but very limited. Blixa was interviewed by Kurt Overbergh for about 30 minutes. I am mentionning this here because toward the end they chatted a bit about the Bad Seeds and Nick Cave.

I have recorded (audio only) the interview and you can download it here (Sendspace link) or here (Mega). It is a rar file so you need to unzip it.

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Mick Harvey to support Neubauten’s Australia gigs

From Mess + Noise

The one and only Mick Harvey will support Einstürzende Neubauten for the hallowed avant-industrial German group’s three-date February tour around ATP’s ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ weekend. Accompanying Harvey will be violinist/guitarist JP Shilo (Hungry Ghosts, Adalita) and double bassist Rosie Westbrook (Tim Rogers, Spencer P Jones. Harvey’s relationship with Einstürzende Neubauten frontman Blixa Bargeld includes both of their past membership in The Birthday Party and The Bad Seeds.

Tues, Feb 19 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Fri, Feb 22 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sat, Feb 23 – Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

VIDEO: J.P. Shilo, Rosie Westbrook, Mick Harvey
“I Can’t Say Fish Don’t Cry” (by J.P. Shilo) @ Brightspace (Aug 2012)

While Bunny’s in Hamburg, a Blixa/Neubauten fix…

As I write this post, Nick Cave and Blixa Bargeld have already made history, reuniting for a spoken word performance in Hamburg, Germany, where each read various extracts from the English and German versions of Cave’s novel The Death of Bunny Munro. Those of you who had tickets for tonight’s ‘A Night With Nick Cave’ show- please post?!

MUSIC FIXES:  [Links may no longer work, sorry.  – Ed.]
Einstürzende Neubauten, Den Bosch, NL (1985-08-26) (Soundboard quality) I got this one awhile back, tx to dear Azbest! Absolutely fabulous quality for an early Neubauten show, a must-have for those who missed this gem. For those who are just beginning to know Neubauten, here is something more recent, from my collection.

Einstürzende Neubauten (Live): AWO Tour, Oslo (2008-04-28)
EN Live in Oslo CD1 | EN Live in Oslo CD2

PODCAST INTERVIEW: Blixa Bargeld talks with Tony Dushane, on ‘Drinks with Tony’ (2007-11-01, San Francisco’s Pirate Cat Radio) (120 min) Download MP3

Anecdote: Tony Dushane, on Blixa’s 2007 appearance with Grinderman:

When Grinderman, Nick Cave’s side project, performed at the Great American Music Hall, Blixa was invited on stage to sing “The Weeping Song” for an encore. Grinderman had a very revved up version of the song and Blixa just sang it how it was recorded. Quite funny. Quite buzzed. “Blixa seemed pretty wasted when you played The Weeping Song at Great American Music Hall,” I said to Nick Cave.
“I should hope so,” he replied with a grin. (READ IT)

Great story! Tony, you’re so cool that I’m going to plug your book, Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk. (Cover)

HEY NICK AND BLIXA,

IT IS SATURDAY NIGHT AND WE ARE GETTING READY TO PARTY HERE IN CONNECTICUT.  I WANT YOU TO KNOW WE’LL BE TOASTING YOU TWO GUYS TONIGHT, IN HOPES THAT YOU WILL FEEL THE LOVE ALL THE WAY AROUND THE WORLD.  THANK YOU — FOR THE MUSIC. FOR THE MEMORIES. FOR ALL OF IT. (BOWS)