Nick Cave Songs - 1978

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Shivers
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: single and Door, Door
Other released version: The cover by The Witches from Israel includes Nick singing in the background.
Live performance history: Played by the Boys Next Door from late 78 to late 79. A version with Rowland sining and Nick on guitar circulates. It was partly played by the Bad Seeds in Brisbane in 1990, and it may have been played on the Bad Seeds' April 1995 tour of Greece/Israel. Nick performed the song with The Dirty Three two times in 1995.
Video clip: Paul Goldman
Other artists' versions: The original version was of course recorded by Rowland Howard's Young Charlatans in 1978. Rowland has also played it live in solo concerts in recent years. Other cover versions include The Screaming Jets, Marie Hoy and Friends, Big Band Combo, Love Position Spurs For Jesus, etc.
Comments: The song appears in the film Dogs In Space.

Whatever It Means
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
First known live performance: 21/11/78 Melbourne, Tiger Lounge
Last known live performance: early 1979, Sydney

Mouth To Mouth
Written by: Nick Cave
Only known live performance: 21/11/78 Melbourne, Tiger Lounge

Grand Illusions
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Only known live performance: 21/11/78 Melbourne, Tiger Lounge

Don't Split It
Written by: Vic Goddard & The Subway Sect
Only known live performance: 21/11/78 Melbourne, Tiger Lounge
Other artists' versions: The Subway Sect

China Girl
Written by: Iggy Pop
Only known live performance: 21/11/78 Melbourne, Tiger Lounge
Other artists' versions: Iggy Pop, David Bowie

Conversations
Written by: Nick Cave
Live performances: Some in 1978
Comment: This is a Door, Door outtake.
The Wrong Person
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Known live performances: Melbourne, 24/10/78 and 21/11/78.
Last known live performance:

Caroline Says II
Written by: Lou Reed
First known live performance: Melbourne, 18/11/77
Last known live performance: Melbourne, 21/11/78
Other artists' versions: Lou Reed on the fabulous Berlin album.

Earthling In The Orient
Written by: Nick Cave
First known live performance: Melbourne, 18/03/78
Last known live performance: Melbourne, 21/11/78
Comments: Door, Door outtake

Secret Life
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Alternative Animals (in 2005)
First known live performance: Melbourne, 18/11/77
Last known live performance: Melbourne, 21/11/78
Comments: Door, Door outtake

Andy Warhol
Written by: David Bowie
First known live performance: Melbourne, 18/03/78
Last known live performance: Melbourne, 21/11/78
Other artists' versions: David Bowie

Success Story
Written by: Nick Cave, possibly with Mick Harvey
Officially released on: Alternative Animals (in 2005)
First known live performance: Melbourne, 18/11/77
Last known live performance: Melbourne, 28/4/78

Sex Crimes
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Alternative Animals (in 2005)
First known live performance: Melbourne, 18/11/77
Last known live performance: Melbourne, 28/4/78
Comments: Was considered for Door, Door

A.K.A.
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
First known live performance: Melbourne, 21/11/78
Last known live performance: Melbourne, 4/11/79

Enemy Of State
Written by: Ian `Ollie' Olson
Officially released on: "From The Archives" by BND as Torn Ox Bodeys
Live performance history: Never played
Comments: This was a bit of a joke

Roman Roman
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Door, Door
First known live performance: Melbourne, 18/3/78
Last known live performance: 1979

The Voice
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Door, Door
Live performance history: Known performances are from fall 1978.

Dive Position
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Door, Door and as B-side to Shivers
Two known live performances: Melbourne, 21/11/78, and unknown, 1979

I Mistake Myself
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Door, Door
Two known live performances: Melbourne, 21/11/78, and unknown, 1979

The Nightwatchman
Written by: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey
Officially released on: Door, Door
First known live performance: Melbourne, 18/3/78
Last known live performance: 1979

Friends Of My World
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Door, Door
First known live performance: Melbourne, 18/3/78
Last known live performance: Melbourne, 21/11/78

Brave Exhibitions
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Door, Door
First known live performance: Melbourne, 21/11/78
Last known live performance: Melbourne, 4/11/79

Somebody's Watching
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Door, Door
First known live performance: Melbourne, 28/4/78
Last known live performance: Melbourne, 4/11/79

After A Fashion
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Door, Door
Live performance history: Only known are the 1979 performances.
Comments: A video clip for this song was shot by Goldman and English, but it has never seen the light of day.
Can't Do It
Written by: Nick Cave, according to Ian Johnston, while someone in Brokenmouth thinks that Mick Harvey wrote it.
Known performance: Adelaide, February 1978.
Comments: This song is not in circulation.
I Need A Million
Original by: The Laughing Dogs.
Known performances: Melbourne 18/11/78 and Adelaide, February 1978.
Comments: This song is not in circulation.
Personality Crisis
Original by: The New York Dolls.
Comments: This song is not in circulation. Brokenmouth mentions it.
Mad About The Boy
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Known performances: Sydney, 1979.

Rude Nudes
Written by: ?
One known performance: Melbourne, 18/3/78.

Maybe Zone
Written by: Nick Cave
Comments: This song is not in circulation. It is mentioned in Johnston and Brokenmouth.
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