NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Share Shadowy Video For Previously Unreleased Song ‘VORTEX’

Clips to impress your ears and your eyes

28 August 2021

Living legend NICK CAVE and his BAD SEEDS bring us a
new, second, collection of ‘B-Sides & Rarities ‘, including
27 rare and unreleased tracks from 2006 to 2020.

Out 22 October, on vinyl and CD.

The first B-sides/rarities records
came out back in 2005 and will also
be available again on vinyl/CD.

The trailer

Along with the announcement came
one of the previously unreleased tracks
called Vortex. And now a video clip
opened my eyes.

Black and white with footage
from live shows and the lyrics…

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 33

What happened this past week…

Turn Up The Volume‘s selection of
7 firecrackers from the past 7 days.

This week’s Magnificent Seven on Spotify

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Track by track…

1. ‘Soap And Cigarettes’ by NUN HABIT (London, UK)

Can’t stop playing this sickly sticky amplified pop cracker. It’s a tremendous
shot of adrenalin. The kind of tickling tune that dances in your head on repeat.
My favorite track from their excellent new album Hedge Fun.

Catch the vibe here…


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2. Trigger by LUNA BAY (London, UK)

Wham bloody wham bam! Firework from the kick-off. This jagged jackhammer rocks
big time and triggers your appetite for going bonkers. Ace tune, ace chorus, ace score.

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3. ‘If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You’ by THE WOMBATS (UK)

Brisk and breezy. The Wombats do what they do best, putting a smile on
your face with easy-listening pop bliss.  It’s the lead single from upcoming
LP Fix Yourself Not The World.

Start smiling…


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4. ‘Living In The Heart Of Love’ by THE ROLLING STONES

A previously unreleased corker from the upcoming 40th-anniversary
edition of their Tattoo You LP. Vintage Stones, buzzing and fuzzing.

Start yourself up, Mick…

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5.’Heart Like Chernobyl’ by SOFT CELL (UK)

A tantalizing doom and gloom meditation infiltrating your mind before you realize
it. An unexpected, but truly bold and clear-cut return. First single from the duo’s
forthcoming longplayer Happiness Not Included.

Tune in…

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6. ‘diditagain’ by THALA (Berlin, Germany)

This sparkling dream-pop ditty makes you forget the grim reality for a while and makes you lose yourself in your head. Light as a feather and starry-eyed vocals. If you are a fan of Mazzy Star, Beach House or Cigarettes After Sex then this sweet little gem will give you aural pleasure.

From her debut album Adolescence, out 17th September.

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7. ‘Vortex’ by NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

A previously unreleased track that features on a ‘B-sides and Rarities’
collection arriving in October. A characteristic, moody Cave musing.

Sing it, Nick

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See/hear you next week, music junkies…

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Album ‘NO MORE SHALL WE PART’ Released 20 Years Ago Today

Back in time…

2 April 2021

Band: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

Album: NO MORE SHALL WE PART – 11th LP
Released: 2 April 2001 – 20 years ago today

Pitchfork wrote: ‘If ‘No More Shall We Part’ seems less distinguished next
to Cave’s mid-90s streak and his reinvigorated Anti- output, it represents
an important turning point in the Bad Seeds discography… It marks that
pivotal moment where Cave regains the sensation in his red right hand.”

Score: 8.5/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Not really top – too many masterpieces
to compare to – on the other hand, the iconic Australian crooner
never made a bad, not even an average album.

Key track: God Is In The House (one of his best poignant songs ever)

– GOD IS IN THE HOUSE –
(superb live version)

Full album…

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Turn Up The Volume’s Favorite Valentine’s Day Classic Cracker

Top singles from the past…

14 February 2021

The Ship Song by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is my all-time favorite
Valentine‘s Day lullaby. It was my and my magnificent wife’s wedding
song, back in 2009.

We’re both not fans of crazy Valentine’s Day commercialism,
but Nick Cave can come around any day, also today…

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around

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From 1990 album The Good Son

‘MURDER BALLADS’ By NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS Came Out 25 Years Ago Today

2 February 2021

Artist: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
Album: MURDER BALLADS – 9th LP
Released: 2 February 1996 – 25 years ago today

AllMusic/Stephen Thomas Erlewine: “In some ways, Murder Ballads is the record
Nick Cave was waiting to make his entire career. Death and violence have always haunted
his music, even when he wasn’t explicitly singing about the subject. He sings about nothing but death in the most gruesome, shocking fashion. Divided between originals and covers, the record is awash in both morbid humor and sobering horror, as the Bad Seeds provide an appropriate backdrop for the carnage, alternating between blues, country, and lounge-jazz.”
Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume says: Agatha Christie translated to music.

Singles/clips: Where The Wild Roses Grow / Henry Lee

– WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW –
(With Kylie Minogue)

– HENRY LEE –
(With PJ Harvey)

Full album…

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NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: All Albums

5 Outstanding NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Albums

Turn Up The Volume’s 5 most played NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS albums.

1. LET LOVE IN – 8th LP – 1994

Pitchfork: “Cave’s love songs could easily turn into death songs, it was inevitable
that he’d devote an entire album to exploring that symbiotic relationship.”

Score: 8.5/10

Stream here…

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2. HENRY’S DREAM – 7th album – 1992

NME: “Primarily bloodied, fiercely energetic, vituperative music.
Henry’s Dream’digs deep into the ancient lore of the blues
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Score: 8/10

Stream here

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3. THE BOATMAN’S CALL – 10th LP – 1997

AllMusic: “This is a stunning and captivating piece of work. Beautiful
album of faith, hope, hopelessness, frustration and despair
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Score: 9/10

Stream here…

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4. DIG LAZARUS DIG!!! – 14th LP – 2008

Tiny Mix Tapes: “Rock, country, blues, and post-punk rhythms meld with Cave’s lyrics on
sex, death, God, and America to create what could be one of his most perfect albums yet.”

Score: 9/10

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5. PUSHING THE SKY AWAY – 15th LP – 2013

The Guardian: “Funeral-paced songs and stripped-down music that
calls to mind Leonard Cohen fronting James Blake minimalism.”

Score: 8/10

Stream here…

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BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Awesome Albums Turning 35 In 2021

– Throwing Muses – THROWING MUSES

Released: September 1986 – debut LP
AllMusic: “Throwing Muses’ self-titled 1986 debut is still a startling collision of punk energy, folky melodicism, and Kristin Hersh’s mercurial voice and lyrics… A powerful debut, Throwing Muses puts the work of most self-consciously “tortured” artists to shame; its fluid, effortless emotional shifts may not make for the most accessible music, but they’re unquestionably genuine.” Score: 5/5.

Stream here (10 consecutive audio clips)…

– Licensed to Ill – BEASTIE BOYS

Released: 15 November 1986 – debut LP
AllMusic: “Perhaps Licensed to Ill was inevitable, a white group blending rock and rap, giving them the first number one album in hip-hop history. But that reading of the album’s history gives short shrift to the Beastie Boys; producer Rick Rubin, and his label, Def Jam… The Beastie Boys fueled this record through their passion for subcultures, pop culture, jokes, and the intoxicating power of wordplay.” Score: 5/5.

Stream here…

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– Brotherhood – NEW ORDER

Released: 29 September 1986 – fourth LP
AllMusic: “This was a New Order with nothing more to prove – witness the tossed-off
lyrics – aside from continuing to make great music… the songs and the band’s production
had reached such a high level.
Score: 4/5.

Stream here…

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– Candy Apple Grey – HÜSKER DÜ

Released: March 1986 – fifth LP
AllMusic: “Moving to a major label doesn’t affect Hüsker Dü’s sound greatly — although the production is more full-bodied than Spot’s razor-thin work, the Hüskers don’t change their blazing attack at all.” Score: 3.5/5.

Stream here…

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– Your Funeral… My Trial – NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

Released: 3 November 1986 – fourth LP
AllMusic: “The Bad Seeds turn from the interpretive triumph of Kicking Against the Pricks to another strong high, the mostly-original ‘Your Funeral…My Trial’… Arguably Cave and company have by now so clearly established their overall style that the album is much more a refinement of the past than anything else, but so good is their work that resistance is near impossible.” Score: 4/5.

Stream here…

‘WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW’ By NICK CAVE And KYLIE MINOGUE Came Out 25 Years Ago…

Top singles from the past…

3 October 2020

Artists: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Kylie Minogue
Single: Where The Wild Roses Grow
B-sides: The Ballad of Robert Moore & Betty Coltrane
and The Willow Garden

Released: 2 October 1995 – 25 years ago
Score: #11 in the UK and #2 in Australia
Album: Murder Ballads – Cave’s 9th LP

The murder duet

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