Bootleg – Prospect Park – Brooklyn – July 26th, 2014

A year ago the North America tour was in full swing. If you remember, I’d decided to travel to NY to catch the concert there. It was an amazing trip, filled with great memories with friends and an exceptional concert. Unfortunately there is no bootleg of that specific concert but I thought I’d share again the next best thing: the Prospect Park concert. A show filled energy only like the Bad Seeds can deliver.

Bootleg: Prospect Park – July 26th, 2014 (Mega link)

As usual please respect the work of the taper. Only convert to mp3 for personal use.

P.S.: There is currently a Go Fund Me campaign in memory of Arthur Cave going around. Nick Cave Fixes is not associated with this campaign. Please be very careful if you plan to donate, do some research, contact the person who started the campaign,…

I personally believe that the family is now more than ever deserving of some privacy so think before you want to start something even if you probably mean well.

You can also easily support them by not sharing any article who have used personal pictures of Nick and Susie Cave during this tough time, as well as any gossipy article.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Stache’s – Columbus, OH 1984 (Rare)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Rare Concert Performance from 1st U.S. Tour, 27 June 1984. Produced, directed, photographed and edited by  Rick Klaus Theis
View the creator’s upload on Vimeo.

Jonathan Ganley shoots Nick Cave at Auckland (reprise)

Nick Cave. Auckland Civic Center 6 Dec 2014. Photography: Jonathan Ganley ©

Nick Cave. Auckland, 6 Dec 2014. By Jonathan Ganley ©

Most of you are familiar with our friend Jonathan Ganley’s photo essay and recollections of The Birthday Party’s 1983 Auckland Show. This time, Jon was guest photographer at the  Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds December 6th concert at Auckland Civic.  Above is one of Jon’s analog images of the evening. I love the old-timey quality of this shot, with the gauzy back light and that iconic spectral shadow of Cave pointing at his audience. More here.*

Jonathan Ganley official site: pointthatthing.

Graham Reid wrote a great article describing the evening:

“Nick comes on to rousing applause, walking like a slightly drunken gazelle….

He tells a funny story about his first meeting with former Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld who would only speak German to him (“and I didn’t speak German”) but then eventually spoke in perfect English.

Someone ask when was the last time he saw the late Birthday Party member Roland S Howard: “We had lunch together in Fitzroy St in St Kilda. Mick Warren and I ran into him, we talked about stuff . . . and then he borrowed $50!”

Read more : NICK CAVE ENCOUNTERED (2014): The man, the myth and the movie at

UPDATE: More photos & reviews from Saturday’s show:

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds adds dark power to Season 40 (links to download the concert in comments)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is streaming on PBS.
Available through 11/29/14.


Jubilee Street
Red Right Hand
From Her to Eternity
Love Letter
God is in the House
The Mercy Seat
Push the Sky Away

Nick Cave -vocals, piano
Warren Ellis – violin, mandolin, guitar, vocals
Conway Savage – keyboard, vocals
Martyn P. Casey – bass, vocals
Barry Adamson – drums, percussion, keyboards, vocals
Jim Sclavunos – drums, percussion, vocals
George Vjestica – guitar, vocals

Win: Push the Sky Away Boxed Set + 2 concert tix

In support of the Facial Palsy charity, Nick Cave has donated a signed Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away Super Deluxe Box Set plus two tickets to any UK Nick Cave show on the European tour next year. (Prize value £270). The draw will take place and winners will be announced at Facial’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday 22 November 2014. The closing date to purchase Grand Prize Draw tickets is Thursday 20 November 2014. Go here for info on how to buy tickets: Open to residents of England, Scotland and Wales, over the age of 16.

Posted at the request of Karen Johnson at Facial

Review: Lullaby Versions of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Yes, it’s true. Lullaby Versions of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds  is the newest title in the Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star series, produced by The Roma Music Group.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Stars Nick Cave Lullaby VersionsTracklisting:

1. O Children
2. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
3. Into My Arms
4. We No Who U R
5. Red Right Hand
6. Push the Sky Away
7. The Ship Song
8. Where the Wild Roses Grow
9. Straight To You
10. The Mercy Seat
11. (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
12. The Weeping Song
13. Nobody’s Baby Now

Available at Amazon or iTunes.

Folks, this compilation is a wonder and a  delight. With its high-quality instrumentation, this album ain’t just for babies.  Immediate favorites: “Straight to You”, “(Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For”, and the ethereal “Push The Sky Away”.  The most surprising inclusion is the gently sonorous, “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!”.  Wonderful stuff.  Appropriate for listening at work, on your way to class, while meditating, preparing dinner, to clear your mind after an über krap day, or any time you want to bring a little sunshine into your head. When I go to bed tonight, my ear buds will be twinkling with Lullaby Versions of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

Listen to “Into “My Arms” ~

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR: If you don’t know about this miraculous company, and the astounding number of artists and genres featured in their catalog, do yourself a favor. Check out their website.  TTLRS produce lullabies for all ages.  And people, they take requests. All titles are available in CD (on demand) or clean and green digital versions.

Review by Morgan Wolfe, for Nick Cave Fixes blog, July 16, 2014,   All rights reserved.

Thanks to Paul Modiano at The Roma Music Group.

Nick Cave in black & white

An evocative image of Nick Cave by Luca Prospero.

Nick Cave by Luca Prospero for Rolling Stone Italia

More here. Earlier posts here and here.

Nick Cave & Bad Seeds [1988.09.30] Copenhagen Alexandra, DK

Visit this link for mp3 version. / Visit DIME for Lossless version

Setlist under cut.  Tx to Thomas!

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A Helluva Big Holiday Fix

Merry Christmas!

In this post, I’ve included a list of Bad Seeds shows that I recently found online. From what I was able to sample, the quality is very good. I especially recommend the 1990 show (a few comments below). Most do not have setlist info but you can find mostly everything at Nick Cave Collector’s Hell.

: These files are NOT hosted at Nick Cave Fixes. The audio player, however, contains the host link so that you can listen here.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds [1985-04-21] Escape Club Brighton UK

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds [1990-09-20] Vic Theatre Chicago IL

Opens with The Mercy Seat. On The Weeping Song Nick introduces Blixa and points out that he is German. They don’t flub the lyrics!  Lovely rendition of Foi Na Cruz. Intense version of The Carney. Nick says he doesn’t understand this country. (We don’t either, Nick, and we live here.)  Audience noise in between numbers but the songs are clear and well-recorded.  Fabulous concert from The Good Son tour.  I really enjoyed it.


More shows follow, lots from Push the Sky Away tour. Enjoy!

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Valerie’s Koko Review

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds @Koko

By Guest contributor Valerie

Edit: MP3 & MP4 of Where the Wild Roses Grow with Kylie Minogue in the comment section.

As requested here is my “review” (sounds more like being hyper enthusiastic lol).

Well this past week has been quite special to say the least! I decided to celebrate my birthday in London with three Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds concerts. One for every decade I guess! If the Apollo Hammersmith ones were well-planned (mini review and a few pictures on my blog) I had no idea I would win the Koko Camden ballot (I did enter with 4 or 5 emails! lol) I bought two tickets to share with Ann, a fantastic fan, and friend now from Belgium as well, and booked yet another weekend in London. Nick, you are a lovely, but an expensive passion (but so worth it).

(review/pics under the jump

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Nick & Blixa – Tempodrom 1992

Wonderful b&w of Nick and Blixa onstage at the Berlin Tempodrom, 29 May 1992, by a favorite Berlin photographer, Norbert Bauer. View entire set here.

Nick Cave & Blixa Bargeld, Berlin Tempodrom, 29 May 1992
Photographer: Norbert Bauer

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @Glastonbury 2013

Post updated 3 July 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @Glastonbury 2013

Jubilee Street
From Her to Eternity
Jack the Ripper
People Ain’t No Good
The Mercy Seat
Stagger Lee
Push the Sky Away
Encore: Red Right Hand

NOTE: The set started with We No Who U R, which I had to cut out thanks to copyright claims.
(Tx to Yaseanne for the upload!)

Stagger Lee (HD) (Audience shot) Tx Clearspot


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tender is the prey


‘Nineteen eighty-seven, it was a disastrous year ‘ – Mick Harvey

“Yes. ‘Tender Prey’ took a long time… Altogether there was a lot of wasted time and a lot of illness. I can’t really remember how Tender Prey is.”
-Blixa Bargeld(Johnston 222)

‘It was all at a peak when we started Tender Prey, really hitting it, especially the speed, which was real motherfucker. Tender Prey was like the end of me for a while.’  – Tony Cohen(Johnston 222)

‘Everyone was desperate for me to come back because he was in trouble and a lot of people were really scared…
– Anita Lane (Johnston 215)

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PinkPop’s 40th; Bad Seeds, 1990

PinkPop’s 40th Birthday is next month so clap that while you enjoy the entire set of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, at PinkPop Festival, Landgraaf, Netherlands, 4 June 1990.

Chronology note:  Blixa Bargeld and Neubauten perform at Moer’s, Schlosspark, Germany on 2 June 1990. It is one of the last times that he wears his trademark leathers. At PinkPop, he is dressed in a suit, a visible transition to the ‘Bad Seeds’ look, a style that becomes wonderfully eccentric during the mid-90s when he adds a collection of outrageous hats to his wardrobe. The suit is a stylistic demarcation line for EN fans – before and after leathers. Srsly. 😀

I included my observations at the top of each video.  This batch is complete due to my addition of City of Refuge, which was not previously online, and Marco’s inclusion of their wonderful finale, ‘From Her to Eternity’.  One of my favorite shows in spite of the snafus and so-so video quality.


Live at the Paradiso; Nick & Blixa


Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Live at the Paradiso.

Filmed by John Hillcoat, the Paradiso concert video is actually an edited compilation of footage shot at during a two-night gig, June 2nd and 3rd, during the Henry’s Dream World Tour, 1992. The editing style is kinetic and exciting, even though many fans dislike the piecing together of two separate shows. Nick Cave gives an electric performance, deftly captured by friend Hillcoat.  Indeed, ‘Paradiso’ is a brilliant performance video that documents the magnificent magic conjured by a group of musicians many fans consider to be the best Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds line-up. Henry’s Dream was Martyn P. Casey’s first tour with the Seeds; his solid bass rhythms mesh perfectly with Tommy Wydler’s drumming. Conway Savage (keyboards/backing vocals), who joined the band in 1990, is in top form here, beautifully weaving his piano melodies into the tapestry of Mick Harvey’s guitar playing. Blixa Bargeld is also superb, his inimitable guitar exerting a satisfying tension between vocals, melody, and the restless, pounding beat.

Nick Cave and the Bads Seeds – Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry
Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam 1992

More sparks and magic with ‘The Weeping Song’ and NIXA Trivia …

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