Nick Cave Songs - 1983

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Deep In The Woods
Written by: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey
Officially released on: The Bad Seed
Also released on: The John Peel Sessions and Composite Signals
First known live performance: 17/09/82 Athens, Sporting
Last known live performance: 09/06/83 Melbourne, Seaview Ballroom (last concert)
Live performance history: Played on almost all shows after Phil had left. Also played on the 4th John Peel session.
Video clip: Australian "Rage" Tv regularly shows a May 1983 Sydney live version as a clip.
Other artists' versions: Rowland S. Howard, solo live Melbourne 6/9/94 and T Cells.

Fears Of Gun
Written by: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey
Officially released on: The Bad Seed
First known live performance: 17/09/82 Athens, Sporting
Last known live performance: 09/06/83 Melbourne, Seaview Ballroom (last concert)
Live performance history: Played on almost all shows after Phil had left.
Sonny's Burning
Written by: Cave, Harvey, Howard, Pew
Officially released on: The Bad Seed
Other released version:
  1. Pleasure Heads Must Burn video
  2. The John Peel Sessions
First known live performance: 17/09/82 Athens, Sporting
Last known live performance: 09/06/83 Melbourne, Seaview Ballroom (last concert)
Live performance history: Played on almost all shows after Phil had left. Also played on the 4th John Peel session.
Covered by: Cattle Decapitation.
Wild World
Written by: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey
Officially released on: The Bad Seed
Other released versions:
  1. Pleasure Heads Must Burn video
  2. The Abattoir Blues Tour DVD
First known live performance: 14/10/82, Rotterdam
Last Birthday Party performance: 09/06/83 Melbourne, Seaview Ballroom
Live performance history: Played in late 1982 and 1983 on most shows. Played on all shows of the April 1985 UK tour, when Rowland replaced Blixa, and when Rowland joined The Bad Seeds on 1/9/92 in London. Re-appeared in the summer 1999 for solo shows that year and in the following years: 2000-2004. Also, the Bad Seeds picked up the song again on their 2003 Nocturama tour.
Other artists' versions: Cover versions by the Pain Teens, Error, Mr. Russia.

Say A Spell
Written by: Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Mutiny
Live performance history: Just a few performances in the USA 1983 tour.

Swampland
Written by: Cave, Harvey, Howard, Pew
Officially released on: Mutiny
Live performance history: Played on the very last Birthday Party shows, as well as on the Nick Cave - Man or Myth shows, January 1984.
Comments: An outtake version circulates.

Jennifer's Veil
Written by: Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Mutiny
Live performance history: A couple of times in 1983, as well as on the Nick Cave - Man or Myth shows, January 1984 in Australia. Played on the last 4 shows of the April 1985 UK tour, when Rowland replaced Blixa.
Comments: An outtake version circulates.

Mutiny In Heaven
Written by: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey
Officially released on: Mutiny
First known live performance: 31/12/83, Melbourne
Last known live performance: 29/11/85, Melbourne
Live performance history: Never played with the Birthday Party, but played on the 1984 Man or Myth and Bad Seeds tours, as well as in 1985.
Other artists' versions: Cover versions by p-Frenz-C and by Ex Models.

Pleasure Avalanche
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Mutiny/The Bad Seed CD
Other released versions:
  1. Pleasure Heads Must Burn video
  2. The John Peel Sessions
Live performance history: November 1982-April 1983, and on the very first Nick Cave - Man or Myth tour in January 1984. Also played on the 4th John Peel session.
Six Strings/Six Strings That Drew Blood
Written by: Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard
Officially released on: Mutiny/The Bad Seed CD
Other released versions: Pleasure Heads Must Burn and Composite Signals videos
Live performance history: 1983 only
Comments: Very different from the late 1984 version

The Fullness Of His Coming
Written by: Nick Cave, Anita Lane
Officially released on: Anita Lane's Dirty Pearl

Dumb Europe
Written by: Nick Cave, Christoph Dreher
Officially released on: Die Haut's Burning The Ice
Live performance history: No known live performances

Stow-a-Way
Written by: Nick Cave, Christoph Dreher, Thomas Wydler
Officially released on: Die Haut's Burning The Ice
Only known live performance: 03/09/83 Rotterdam, De Doelen

Truck Love
Written by: Nick Cave, Christoph Dreher, Martin Peter
Officially released on: Die Haut's Burning The Ice
Other released versions: Live version on Sweat
First known live performance: 03/09/83 Rotterdam, De Doelen
Live performance history: Played on the 1992 and 1993 Die Haut tours.

Pleasure Is The Boss
Written by: Cave, Dreher, Park, Peter, Wydler
Officially released on: Die Haut's Burning The Ice
Other released versions: Live version on Sweat
First known live performance: 03/09/83 Rotterdam, De Doelen
Live performance history: Played on the 1992 and 1993 Die Haut tours.

Body Unknown
Written by: Marc Almond
Live performance history: Sung as a duet with Mark Almond in The Immaculate Consumptive
Other artists' versions: Marc Almond

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