The Boatman’s Call
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It’s a battle we can’t help but feel privileged to witness, and one that we hope Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds will continue to fight for years to come. People Ain't No Good" is an especial work of genius - without meaning to give too much away, the last verse in particular is both devastating and (almost) funny in its bleakness. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. The A-Side: We are the world's most popular and respected album listening event with satellites in four continents.Behind the scenes, several issues had aligned in Cave’s life; a traumatic break-up, a second stint in rehab for a still persistent heroin addiction, and, most famously, a passionate but swiftly extinguished love-affair. The songs are arranged around acoustic instruments and would reveal any pressing faults or imperfections like pops or background noise. By 1997, The Bad Seeds were an eight man strong operation, and yet they saw fit to release this album full of extremely intimate, stripped down, confessional music. The album’s dwelling on the fragility of love also collided with Cave’s similarly complicated relationship with religion.
Cave performed "Into My Arms" at the 1997 funeral of INXS vocalist Michael Hutchence, an old friend from Cave's youth, and requested that the TV cameras be shut off for his performance out of respect for Hutchence. surround sound version, b-sides, promo videos and an installment of 'Do You Love Me Like I Love You', a specially commissioned film by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. Cave opens his heart from the outset, the song beginning with the stunning line of "I don't believe in an interventionist God / But I know, darling, that you do". Its sincerity feels all the more poignant following the band’s latest full-length, 2016’s Skeleton Tree, written and recorded in the wake of the tragic and sudden death of Cave’s teenage son Arthur.Celebrated as the band’s most starkly moving work, key tracks include the single “Into My Arms” and “People Ain’t No Good”, featured in the soundtrack to Shrek 2. Cleary uncomfortable about the process of spinning one’s own feelings into poetic form he has often addressed the album as “a big heroic melodrama out of a bog-standard rejection.
Celebrated as the band's most starkly moving work, key tracks include the single 'Into My Arms' and 'People Ain't No Good', featured in the soundtrack to Shrek 2. and " Black Hair" have invisibly possessed my sub-conscious - I wake up with these tunes and lyrics in head. or singer PJ Harvey, with whom he had a brief relationship around that time (as referenced in "West Country Girl", "Black Hair" and "Green Eyes").Podemos hablar de disco en solitario ya que el papel de los Bad Seeds queda reducido a lo practicamente testimonial, no sólo por que es basicamente un disco de Cave sentado al piano si no porque es un disco de autor donde Cave se desnuda interiormente.
The album is entirely piano-based, alternately somber and romantic in mood, making it a marked departure from the bulk of the band's post-punk catalogue up to that point.These are your actual songs of faith and devotion, and by Cave’s own admission his most personal album to date.