Nick Cave Songs - 1981

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Loose
Written by: The Stooges
Officially released on: Drunk On The Pope's Blood
Other released versions: Peel session
Live performance history: Played every now and then as the closing song in the years 1981-1982.
Other artists' versions: The Stooges

Pleasure Heads or (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Drunk On The Pope's Blood or Live '81-'82
Other released versions:
Live performance history: Played on nearly all shows from May 1981 to August 1982, when Phil left.
Covered by: Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower.
Comments: The 4 released versions are all live versions.

Rowland Around In That Stuff
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Peel session
Live performance history: Played live in May/June 1981 only.

Bully Bones
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Peel session
Other released version: Live '81-'82
Live performance history: A few performances in late 1981 and January 1982.

Dangerzone
Written by: unknown
Only known live performance: 10/09/81 London, The Venue
Special thanks: Stephen Olende told me this song is a song by Turkey Bones and The Wild Dogs, who were garage band from Perth, Scotland. Phil Calvert says this is incorrect.

Jackson
Written by: Billy Edd Wheeler/Gaby Rogers
Only known live performance: 27/11/81 Manchester, Rafters, with Lydia Lunch
Other artists' versions: Johnny Cash, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood, several others I'm sure.

Little Doll
Written by: The Stooges
Officially released on: Die Haut's Sweat video.
Live performance history: Other artists' versions: The Stooges
Comments: On all occasions it was the closing song. So Nick played this one with The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds and Die Haut! There's one other cover song for which this holds...

Release The Bats
Written by: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey
Officially released on: As a single, and on the Junkyard CD
Other released versions:
Live performance history: From summer 1981 till fall 1982, played on nearly all shows.
Other artists' versions: Bubonique has loosely covered Release The Bats on their album 20 Golden Showers on Kitchenware Records, 1993. Precious Little has done a parody "Release The Frogs" on a cassette titled "Cults on C90", Melbourne, early 80s. Also covered by Some Girls.
Comments: This song appears in the 1982 Sydney film "Going Down".

Blast Off
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: On the Release The Bats single, and on the Junkyard CD
Other released versions:
Live performance history: Played frquently between June 1981 and January 1982.

Junkyard
Written by: Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Junkyard
Other released versions:
Live performance history: From November 1981 to September 1982 on nearly all shows. Then dropped until the very last shows in May/June 1983. On 10/09/81 London, The Venue, they played a completely different hillbilly version.
Covered by: Kill Me Tomorrow.
Comments: There's an imfamous playback version on Dutch VPRO TV, 21/07/82 G"otterd"ammerung, with Tracy Pew doing gymnastic exercises... :-)
Six Inch Gold Blade
Written by: Mick Harvey, Nick Cave
Officially released on: Junkyard
Other released versions:
Live performance history: Played on most shows from December 1981, until Mick left in April 1983.

Big Jesus Trash Can
Written by: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey
Officially released on: Junkyard
Other released versions:
Live performance history: Played on most shows from August 1981 and August 1982, and a couple of times after that. Performed on BBC TV: 15/03/82 Riverside TV.

Several Sins
Written by: Rowland S. Howard, Harry Howard
Officially released on: Junkyard
Only known live performance: 08/05/82 London, Zig Zag Club

Kiss Me Black
Written by: Nick Cave, Anita Lane
Officially released on: Junkyard
Only known live performance: 27/06/82 Bochum, Zeche

Kewpie Doll
Written by: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey
Officially released on: Junkyard
Two known live performances: 25/3/82 and 27/05/82, London

The Dim Locator
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Junkyard
Other released versions: Live performance history: Played from September 1981 to October 1982.

She's Hit
Written by: Nick Cave, Tracy Pew
Officially released on: Junkyard
Other released versions:
Live performance history: Played on almost all shows from November 1981 until the final break-up of the band. That's approximately 120 times.
Other artists' versions: Covers by Blackmoon Fire, Hank El Diablo, Snatch.

Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)
Written by: Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Junkyard
Other released versions:
Live performance history: Played on almost all shows from November 1981 until the final break-up of the band.

Dead Joe
Written by: Nick Cave, Anita Lane
Officially released on: Junkyard
Other released versions:
Live performance history: Other artists' versions: Burma has covered it.
Comment: Dead Joe also appears in the AS-FIX-E-8 comic.
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