Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Videos (2004) DVD9 | Runtime: 98 min. | 6,44 Gb | Copy: Untouched Video: PAL, MPEG-2, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: LPCM at 1 536 Kbps, 2 channels, 48.0 KHz Genre: Alternative Rock
Formed out of the ashes of the late, great goth/punk outfit, The Birthday Party in the early 1980s, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, until recently at least, have remained on of the strongest, most innovative outfits to arrive out of the punk rock scene. They evolved into something different, something better. Blending country, soul, gospel, punk and blues as well as an untold amount of literary influences, Cave fronted his band like a fire and brimstone preacher (albeit, on that may have been working for the other team). Backed by such exceptionally talented individuals as Blixa Bargeld (of Einsturzunde Neubauten) and Kid Congo Powers (of The Knoxville Girls and The Cramps), The Bad Seeds were always more hit than miss from their debut album From Her To Eternity in 1984 until, arguably, The Boatman's Call in 1997 (after which, in my opinion, they very quickly went down hill). While the band was rarely ever seen on MTV or MuchMusic in North America, they did make quite a few videos to promote their singles, the bulk of which are compiled on this collection, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – The Videos, along with introductions to each piece supplied by the band members themselves. There are some interesting tidbits contained throughout the introductions (who knew that Shane MacGowan spent so much time on his hair for the It's A Wonderful World video?) as well as some humorous bits as well (Nick says that he and Blixa look like gay businessmen heading to the disco in The Weeping Song - and he's right!) for those who are intrigued by such things. The bulk of the videos are stylishly shot and, from a visual perspective, far more interesting than your average MTV fodder, and many of them have a more film-like quality to them, rather than feeling like so many music videos do – glorified advertisements. Most of the footage works alongside the music nicely and for the most part, there's an obvious effort put into these bits to at least make them a little bit different – just like the band's music.
Tracklist: 01. Stagger Lee 02. Where The Wild Roses Grow 03. Into My Arms 04. (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For? 05. Henry Lee 06. Red Right Hand 07. Loverman 08. Do You Love Me ? 09. Deanna 10. The Ship Song 11. Tupelo 12. In The Ghetto 13. Jack The Ripper 14. What A Wonderful World 15. Straight To You 16. The Mercy Seat 17. The Weeping Song 18. The Singer 19. I Had A Dream Joe 20. Wanted Man