Nick Cave Songs - 1980

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Safe House
Written by:
Live performance history: Known performances from 79 with The Boys Next Door, to The Birthday Party, 28/11/80 Sydney.

The Red Clock
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Hee Haw EP
Live performance history: 79?

Hats On Wrong
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: First Birthday Party album
One known live performance: Melbourne, January 1980. also played in 79.
Covered by: Nusch Nuschi.
The Hair Shirt
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Hee Haw EP
Live performance history: Played regularly from 1979 to February 1981. One known 1982 performance: 19/02/82, Melbourne.

Waving My Arms
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: First Birthday Party album, and as b-side to The Friend Catcher
Live performance history: Late 79 to February 1981.

Guilt Parade
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: First Birthday Party album
Live performance history: Late 79 to February 1981.

Mr. Clarinet
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: First Birthday Party album and as single.
Live performance history: From late 79 up to February 1981.
Covered by: Rah Bras, The Brides, Trashmuseum.

Happy Birthday
Written by: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: First Birthday Party album and as b-side to Mr. Clarinet.
Live performance history: From late 79 until summer 1981.

Catman
Written by: Vincent/Davis
Officially released on: First Birthday Party album and as b-side to The Friend Catcher
Live performance history: From late 1979 until summer 1981, and rarely in 1982.
Other artists' versions: Gene Vincent

Capers
Written by: Rowland S. Howard, Genevieve McGuckin
Officially released on: Prayers On Fire
Live performance history: never played

Ho-Ho
Written by: Rowland S. Howard, Genevieve McGuckin
Officially released on: Prayers On Fire
Other released versions: The version sung by Nick on the A Collection LP.
Live performance history: never played

Just You And Me
Written by: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey
Officially released on: Prayers On Fire
Live performance history: never played

Dull Day
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Prayers On Fire
Live performance history: never played

Kathy's Kisses
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: b-side to Nick The Stripper and Prayers On Fire CD
Live performance history: never played

Blundertown
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: b-side to Nick The Stripper and Prayers On Fire CD
Live performance history: never played
Covered by: Year Future.
Figure Of Fun
Written by: Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Prayers On Fire
Other released version: The John Peel Sessions
Live performance history: From 1980 to September 1981. Also played in the First John Peel session.

Cry
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Prayers On Fire
Other released version: The John Peel Sessions
Live performance history: Played between 1980 and January 1982. Also played in the First John Peel session.
Covered by: Numbers.
King Ink
Written by: Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Prayers On Fire
Other released versions: Live performance history: Played on nearly all shows in 80-81, and many times in 1982. Dropped when Phil had left. Also played in the First John Peel session.
Other artists' versions: Atomopel has covered it, as well as Celebration.
Comments: Needless to say (I hope), Nick's lyrics books are named King Ink as well.

Zoo Music Girl
Written by: Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Prayers On Fire
Other released versions:
Live performance history: Played on nearly all shows in 80-82, until Phil had left.
Other artists' versions: Atomopel has covered it.

Nick The Stripper
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Prayers On Fire and as single.
Other released versions: Live performance history: Almost all shows from late 1980 till March 1982, rarely after that. It is reported that the song was also played in Alrosa Villa, Columbus, OH on 16/2/89. Also played when Rowland joined the Bad Seeds in 1992 (see above). On the Lollapalooza tour, in Raleigh NC, 10/08/94, Nick arrived late and L7 joined The Bad Seeds and during Nick's absense they played Nick The Stripper!
Video clip: Paul Goldman and John Hillcoat, officially released on the Pleasure Heads video. The making of this film is described in Ian Johnston's Bad Seed, pages 70 to 73.
Covered by: Ssion.
Yard
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Prayers On Fire
Other released version: The John Peel Sessions
Live performance history: Played live in the early days: 1980, and early 1981. Also played on the First John Peel session.

A Dead Song
Written by: Nick Cave, Anita Lane
Officially released on: Prayers On Fire
Other released versions: Live performance history: Played on many shows from May 1981 until August 1982, when Phil left.
Covered by: Get Hustle.
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