Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Nocturama, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus & Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (deluxe CD/DVD reissues)

Whilst it might seem a little premature for Mute to already be revisiting three Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds albums that are less than a decade old, in terms of bringing the elongated reissue campaign of the last few years to a full and tidy conclusion it makes sense, at least for completionist fans.  It also brings things full circle to prime us … [Read more...]

FAO#32: Rainer, Lee Hazlewood & Moe Tucker

Sometimes it’s hard not to wish for a year or more’s moratorium on new musical releases, just to catch-up on all the archival archaeological work that needs to be done.  This doesn’t have to mean simplistic wallowing in the heritage of forever reissued old masters (such as The Stones, Bowie, Hendrix et al.), it’s more about setting aside time to … [Read more...]

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In, Murder Ballads, The Boatman’s Call & No More Shall We Part (CD/DVD reissues)

Having spent the bulk of the past year indulging guttural libido and swamp-rock urges with his Grinderman side-project, Nick Cave is reportedly back at the ‘day-job’ in preparation for a new regular long-player with the full Bad Seeds line-up.  So whilst he knuckles down to write his next musical chapter, here comes another window of opportunity to … [Read more...]