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Release Info: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Videos (2004)
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.
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
08. Do You Love Me ?
10. The Ship Song
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
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