Nicholas Edward Cave AO (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional actor, best known for fronting the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Cave’s music is generally characterised by his baritone voice, emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence.
Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and romantic relationships. Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honour.
Go son, go down to the water
And see the women weeping there
Then go up into the mountains
The men, they are weeping too
Father, why are all the women weeping?
They are weeping for their men
Then why are all the men there weeping?
They are weeping back at them
The Weeping Song is a song by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds appearing on their 1990 album The Good Son. It was released as a single September 17 in 1990 by Mute Records.
The song seems dark in the lyrics, but more uplifting and a bit like Gene Pitney’s Something gotten hold of my heart (covered by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds on an earlier album). It has changed quite a bit live over the years, it has become a more “chugging” foreboding hymn, and it seems as fresh today as it did 30 years ago.
The single had a slightly different mix than the one on the album.
Nick Cave is 61 today, here are 10 of his best.
- THE MERCY SEAT – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
- STAGGER LEE (cover)
- PEOPLE AIN’T NO GOOD
- RED RIGHT HAND
- HENRY LEE (w/ PJ Harvey)
- THE SHIP SONG
- INTO MY ARMS
- DO YOU LOVE ME?
- HIGGS BOSON BLUES
- DEATH IS NOT THE END (Bob Dylan) – guilty pleasure
..and remember to search youtube for more brilliant Nick Cave songs !!
Nicholas Edward “Nick” Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor.
..It speak volumes about the album’s universality that its songs have soundtracked everything from Michael Hutchence’s funeral to Shrek 2.
~Stuart Berman (pitchfork.com)
The Boatman’s Call is one of his finest albums and arguably the masterpiece he has been promising throughout his career.
~Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)
Into My Arms – live