blog | facebook | twitter
C'MON C'MON THE CLUB IS OPEN
It is currently Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:59 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: bad seeds news, Mick Harvey is leaving
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:57 am 
Godzilla
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:18 am
Posts: 4136
Location: under the special eyes
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009 ... ertainment
Quote:
Bad Seeds co-founder Harvey quits

Posted Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:39pm AEDT

Mick Harvey, one of the founding members of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, is leaving the group.

After a quarter of a century with the award-winning Australian band, Harvey says he has decided to pursue other projects.

"For a variety of personal and professional reasons I have chosen to discontinue my ongoing involvement with Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds," he said in a statement.

"After 25 years I feel I am leaving the band as it experiences one of its many peaks; in very healthy condition and with fantastic prospects for the future.

"I'm confident Nick will continue to be a creative force and that this is the right time to pass on my artistic and managerial role to what has become a tremendous group of people who can support him in his endeavours, both musically and organisationally."

Harvey and Cave formed the band in 1983. While the group has been through many personnel changes, they have remained the constants.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds have spent the past couple of weeks performing in Mt Buller, Victoria, Brisbane and Sydney as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, which they also curated.

"It was a fantastic experience to finish my touring days in the band with the recent shows in Australia and the unique events that took place in conjunction with All Tomorrow's Parties, especially Mt Buller, which was one of the many highlights of my involvement with the band throughout the years," Harvey said.

"I shall continue working on the Bad Seeds back catalogue re-issues project over the coming year and look forward to the new opportunities I shall be able to accommodate as a result of my changed circumstances."

Harvey, a multi-instrumentalist, has released several solo albums.

- AAP

_________________
This shit show was free.
~Anthony Allman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: bad seeds news, Mick Harvey is leaving
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:09 am 
Godzilla
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:06 pm
Posts: 6498
Location: high atop mount midoriyama
dammit, this means that warren ellis is going to have even more say in the bad seeds. and that can only mean more piano-ballad albums are in the future.

_________________
“Every single person, ever, has masturbated . . . Napoleon masturbated, Gandhi, Joan Jett, Shakespeare … ”


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: bad seeds news, Mick Harvey is leaving
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:24 pm 
Godzilla
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:18 am
Posts: 4136
Location: under the special eyes
BastardSuperstar wrote:
actually, right now is more of a "back to being good again" period. cuz that decade of piano ballads was dull as fuck. i'm hoping maybe the porn-stache has some kind of samson's-hair-like quality for nick, and as long as he keeps it, he'll keep writing ass-kicker albums and play feral live shows. because the day we get handed another nocturama or no more shall we part i'm done. again.

Image
Title: White Lunar
Posted: 6th July '09
Info: Double CD by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis released 21st September on Mute
http://www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com/white-lunar
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have been creating music together for more than fifteen years, with The Bad Seeds, Grinderman and The Dirty Three. More recently, they have collaborated on soundtracks for such films as The Proposition (2005) and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007). White Lunar, a two CD set to be released by Mute on 21st September 2009, contains music they composed from the aforementioned films, along with a selection of their cinematic scores, including rare and previously unavailable material.

Cave and Ellis’ first soundtrack together was Australian director John Hillcoat’s 2005 quasi-Western, The Proposition (for which Cave also wrote the screenplay). The following year, the pair received a commission to compose the music for a film by another Australian director, Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. By the time Dominik’s film came out, Hillcoat had begun his adaptation of The Road (Cormac McCarthy’s novel of a father and son’s trek across a vast wasteland in the aftermath of global catastrophe); once again Cave and Ellis were invited to create music for the film. With The Road as yet unreleased, this album offers a rare opportunity for a sneak preview of the soundtrack.

All three movies, with their epic landscapes and acutely incised psychology, find a correlative sweep and depth in the scores that Cave and Ellis have devised for them, and a poignancy that imbues the films with a timeless aura; the music from this triumvirate is on Disc 1 of the 2 CD set. In addition to these large-scale efforts, Cave and Ellis have also contributed a resonant musical dimension to a pair of lesser known, but striking documentaries, represented on Disc 2.

In 2007, Cave and Ellis scored Geoffrey Smith’s harrowing The English Surgeon, a film tracing Dr. Henry Marsh’s struggle to bring neurosurgery to post-Soviet Ukraine. Amplifying the enterprising doctor’s frustrations and anxieties, his practical genius and ethical dread, the music sighs and whines like the surgical instruments Dr. Marsh shanghais from the NHS. The Girls of Phnom Penh (2009), Matthew Watson’s film investigating Cambodia’s “virginity trade”, describes a sorority of three young sex workers, struggling with degradation and poverty against Cave and Ellis’ urgent sound-scape of humid loops, serrated cymbals and geysers of steam.

Accompanying the soundtracks on the second disc are four pieces drawn from the Cave & Ellis archives, all named after craters: “Magma” is constructed from a chorus of Warrens singing a pitch-shifted riff, “Zanstra” swarms like a storm of hornets besieging a submarine, “Halo” finds pastoral calm in the eager teeth of defeat and “Daedalus” rises sure as the sun, with dewy flute and fluttering piano motes, before a sudden fade. The sequence is conceived as a suite. “Listen to it as you might listen to an instrumental album” recommends Ellis, as “some kind of trip”.

_________________
This shit show was free.
~Anthony Allman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: bad seeds news, Mick Harvey is leaving
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:25 pm 
Godzilla
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:18 am
Posts: 4136
Location: under the special eyes
sorry dude.

_________________
This shit show was free.
~Anthony Allman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: bad seeds news, Mick Harvey is leaving
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:26 pm 
Godzilla
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:18 am
Posts: 4136
Location: under the special eyes
also:

http://www.thedeathofbunnymunro.com/

watch nick read:

http://www.thedeathofbunnymunro.com/videos.html

_________________
This shit show was free.
~Anthony Allman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: bad seeds news, Mick Harvey is leaving
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:51 pm 
Godzilla
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:18 am
Posts: 4136
Location: under the special eyes
http://www.last.fm/event/1109713

dirty three play bowery sept 13 2009

rumored b&n nick cave booksigning the following day..

_________________
This shit show was free.
~Anthony Allman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: bad seeds news, Mick Harvey is leaving
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:38 am 
Friendship Farmer of the Year 2006
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:05 am
Posts: 7620
Location: The Cookie Capital of the World
tiger yang wrote:
I'd like to get you guys' opinions on your personal fave Bad Seeds records. I've only recently (re: in the last year) REALLY gotten into the Bad Seeds but I'm finding that I really like piano-ballard stuff a lot (I guess I'm thinking 'Good Son' era, etc.) Since I only own 3 or 4 of their records at this point (including the last one - which I'm obsessed with), someone gimme some pointers on what I should be checking out. Thanx.


I like everything up until the "I fell in love with with PJ Harvey and wrote a bunch of really boring piano ballads about her" era, but Your Funeral, My Trial and Tender Prey are my all-time favorites.

_________________
It was fifteen years ago, but I remember it like it was ten.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: bad seeds news, Mick Harvey is leaving
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:44 pm 
King Ghidorah
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2003 10:48 am
Posts: 822
Location: Baja Slope
tiger yang wrote:
BastardSuperstar wrote:
dammit, this means that warren ellis is going to have even more say in the bad seeds. and that can only mean more piano-ballad albums are in the future.


I'd like to get you guys' opinions on your personal fave Bad Seeds records. I've only recently (re: in the last year) REALLY gotten into the Bad Seeds but I'm finding that I really like piano-ballard stuff a lot (I guess I'm thinking 'Good Son' era, etc.) Since I only own 3 or 4 of their records at this point (including the last one - which I'm obsessed with), someone gimme some pointers on what I should be checking out. Thanx.


These reissues are a good place to start:
http://www.agitreader.com/perfect/nick_cave.html

_________________
http://agitreader.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: bad seeds news, Mick Harvey is leaving
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:42 pm 
Godzilla
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:18 am
Posts: 4136
Location: under the special eyes
tiger yang wrote:
BastardSuperstar wrote:
dammit, this means that warren ellis is going to have even more say in the bad seeds. and that can only mean more piano-ballad albums are in the future.


I'd like to get you guys' opinions on your personal fave Bad Seeds records. I've only recently (re: in the last year) REALLY gotten into the Bad Seeds but I'm finding that I really like piano-ballard stuff a lot (I guess I'm thinking 'Good Son' era, etc.) Since I only own 3 or 4 of their records at this point (including the last one - which I'm obsessed with), someone gimme some pointers on what I should be checking out. Thanx.

yes, the last one is pretty great..

i sometimes like this one, but only when i'm 'in the right mood':
Image

_________________
This shit show was free.
~Anthony Allman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: bad seeds news, Mick Harvey is leaving
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:49 pm 
Godzilla
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:06 pm
Posts: 6498
Location: high atop mount midoriyama
tiger yang wrote:
BastardSuperstar wrote:
dammit, this means that warren ellis is going to have even more say in the bad seeds. and that can only mean more piano-ballad albums are in the future.


I'd like to get you guys' opinions on your personal fave Bad Seeds records. I've only recently (re: in the last year) REALLY gotten into the Bad Seeds but I'm finding that I really like piano-ballard stuff a lot (I guess I'm thinking 'Good Son' era, etc.) Since I only own 3 or 4 of their records at this point (including the last one - which I'm obsessed with), someone gimme some pointers on what I should be checking out. Thanx.


well, the good son isn't part of the much-hated-on "piano ballad years" stuff, despite it being filled with piano ballads. most of those first 6 or 7 albums are damn near flawless.
(in chronological order: from her to eternity; the firstborn is dead; kicking against the pricks; your funeral, my trial; tender prey; the good son)

but for my money, the "masterpiece" of the bad seeds stuff was album #7: henry's dream. it had the biggest budget he'd ever been able to work with at the time, and it's a sweeping, grandiose album of acoustic guitars, vicious lyrics, literary-gothic overtones, and deeper stories than anything johnny cash ever set to music.

next up was the "commercial breakthrough" (if that means ANYthing in nick's career) let love in. red right hand and do you love me really brought in a lot of new fans, fans who mostly would've hated everything that came just a few albums before.

after that is murder ballads, where i started to jump ship, because the lyrics became a little more, well, vulgar and banal for nick. at least in my opinion. and the boatman's call pretty much insured that i just wouldn't give too big a toss about what was to come. no more shall we part and nocturama were the next two, and despite owning both, i'm not sure i've ever heard all of either. finally he put out the 2 disc abattoir blues/the lyre of orpheus. one disc was the rocking disc, which while not memorable, had some great tunes, and the other disc was more of the same piano balladry that the previous 4 discs were brimming with. glad i own it, but haven't played it in years.

and then the grinderman side project came, which i love more than damn near anything in his post-birthday party collection. which is also the biggest reason that dig, lazarus, dig is the best bad seeds album to come out since henry's dream . . .


hope any of that mess helps. few artists have more than 8 albums i'd recommend, but for nick it seems easy . . .

_________________
“Every single person, ever, has masturbated . . . Napoleon masturbated, Gandhi, Joan Jett, Shakespeare … ”


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: bad seeds news, Mick Harvey is leaving
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:53 am 
Godzilla

Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2005 4:09 am
Posts: 2275
Location: 614
I have to agree with most of what BS said, although Murder Ballads is one of my favorites. The only albums he really lost me on were No More Shall We Part, Nocturama, and Abattoir Blues/Lyre Of Orpheus. I'd say all the rest are essential. If you like the more ballad-y stuff, get those too. I know Dollar Lamp prefers Nick the troubador to feral Nick.

If I had to pick a favorite, it would be Firstborn Is Dead.

_________________
The Independent Playground on 102.5 the Alternative Station. Sunday nights from 10p-12a and Thursdays from 11p-1a. Listen live at 102.5fm.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group






Buy a Premium BlogAd