In today’s press, an interview with Nick Cave by Simon Cosyns, The Sun, Feb 16, 2013
“I’ve never done the bad record where it all goes down the toilet” – Nick Cave
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Nick Cave on the cover photo of Push The Sky Away:
“That picture was not set up,” he says. “It was taken in our bedroom by Dominique Issermann, the unbelievably brilliant French photographer, who was doing an editorial shoot of my wife for a French magazine.
“She was in between costumes, naked under a cape, when I walked in. She just said, ‘Look, go over and open that window up’.
“As I went over to do it, she dropped the cape and Dominique took a few photographs. Later on, we saw this one and thought, ‘Wow! What a strange, beautiful, ambiguous photograph’.”
Did it bother him to have such a personal image on the album cover? “There was bit of discomfort when I showed it to everyone, saying, ‘All right, firstly the cover’s got my wife on it and secondly she doesn’t have any clothes on’.
“But that was largely my own feeling. I mean she’s so present within the record anyway. I think she’s walking in and out of that record all the time.”
Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/sftw/4796307/Nick-Cave-Ive-never-done-a-bad-album.html#ixzz2L5c5WSyL
Updated Feb 14, 2013
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – O Children – Live in Paris, Trianon, 11/02/2013
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Jubilee Street – Directed by John Hillcoat – Featuring Ray Winstone
My comment at YouTube:
God almighty. Ray Winstone is superb here. The video is novelesque. Sexy. Tender. Heartbreaking spin on the power dynamics of the sex trade. I love that the characters are speaking the lyrics. Brilliant. Fwiw, I see glimmers of Jerry the Pimp (Rhinoceros Hunting in Budapest) in Nick’s performance. Stunning. Kudos all around.
Jubilee Street (from Push The Sky Away)
Wonderful. Immense. Devastating. Vocal style reminds me of Lou Reed. This song shares a similar aesthetic to David Bowie’s new release “Where are we Now?” Melancholy, poetic reflections, and the sad reminiscences of places and people long past. Bravo.