Saturday, 19 March 2016

The Devil's Music

Up Jumped The Devil by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

After a few songs that made the series purely because of their titles, not because I particularly liked them, today's instalment is just pure quality. I surely don't need to tell you anything about Lord Nick of Brighton; we all know he's long had a devilish side to him. My daughters used to think Nick looked like a vampire. Looking at the cover of 'Tender Prey', I can see why. This merry tale appeared on that album, the Bad Seeds' fifth, immediately after the chilling Mercy Seat. Jet black storytelling of the finest order.



  1. Excellent selection Robster.

  2. top notch.

    Have you got a copy of the live rendition of Stagger Lee from the Abbatoir Blues tour? Old Stag ends up having a tete-a-tete with Lucifer in a new verse added on at the end. If not, e-mail me and I'll get a file over to you.

    1. I do indeed, and it's a ripper. I might even post it at some point. There's a definite hole in this blog where plenty of Nick Cave should be. That will be fixed.