April 9, 2008

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

Filed under: Music Review — N @ 4:04 pm

This is how rock musicians are supposed to age. At 50, Nick Cave’s hairline is receding, but he’s turned that setback into a “look,” growing out his locks and cultivating the coolest mustache in the industry. Over 30 years, first with the Birthday Party and then with the Bad Seeds, he has refined his lurid growl and lascivious subject matter– the usuals: sex, death, God, murder, redemption, all in the most brutal and salaciously poetical terms possible– without losing any of his charisma or menace. During the past decade alone, despite sounding hoarse on No More Shall We Part and Nocturama, he has transformed his swagger into a potent brand of musical and amoral authority, honing his persona in tandem with the Bad Seeds, who a few years ago were one of the tightest and most versatile backing bands around and have only gotten better with each release.

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1 Comment

  1. I love these band reviews,I get to sample Musicians that I otherwise would not have the chance to.
    My colleagues are all over 50 and so its a steady diet of classic rock and sometimes latin music,I dont know if I’m more tired of Journey
    or the cookie-cutter polkas.
    Either way its like Lawrence Welk at work every night.

    Comment by Rainlander — April 11, 2008 @ 11:19 am

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