Saturday, 24 September 2016

The Genius Of Nick Cave

#17: The Ship Song

It is written in some sacred text or other that "Thou shalt not omit The Ship Song from any Nick Cave rundown." So here I am honouring that commandment. This is a song that could one day become the official Australian National Anthem. It has already been covered by a veritable who's who of antipodean talent over the year, as well as a fair few notables from further afield. It's an undeniably wonderful song, and its video perhaps the cutest ever made. Even the Harvey/Bargeld/Powers backing vocal line-up makes me smile, I don't know why...

1 comment:

  1. It's an astonishingly beautiful number. If it had been given over to one of the mainstream popstars of the day then it would have been a massive hit.

    **Maybe one day it will get the same X-Factor treatment as 'Hallelujah' (the Lenny Cohen song, not the one written by Nick!!).

    ** Hope not....although think of the wonder it would do to Nick's bank balance.