Music Review – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Dig Lazarus, Dig!!

Via Kirk Peterson
on Oct 3, 2008
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Nick Cave is the Aussie doppelganger to Tom Waits; a deranged lounge singer in Mad Max’s favorite pub.Narrative a la Leonard Cohen is set to garage goth groove laid down by the multi-instrumentalist Bad Seeds—their 14th recording with Cave. In addition to the Seed’s swirling waves of organ, pulsing bass and distorted Fender mandocaster (electric mandolin), everything is peppered with a trembling percussion of tambourines, shakers and sleigh bells. Dig’s closing track, “No News from Nowhere”—a seven verse, eight-minute Dylan-esque epic—exhibits the depth of Cave’s poetic and literary skills.


About Kirk Peterson

Kirk Peterson is a semi-retired line chef with a road cycling habit. He can’t seem to escape his day (and night) job as Talent Buyer/Program Director for the historic Boulder Theater:


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