Nick Cave Songs - 1987

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Animal Static / Lamentation / Mah Sanctum / One Autumn
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: And The Ass Saw The Angel bonus CD with Tender Prey, and also available with the Italian Nick Cave book.
Live performance history: Apart from Lamentation, these readings have been done in many public readings.

The Atra Virago
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Smack My Crack
Live performance history: Most public readings contain this part.
Comments: The barkings spider...

Shake, Rattle And Roll
Written by: Big Joe Turner
One known soundcheck performance: Wien, 10/5/87
Other artists' versions: Bill Haley and His Comets

Keep-A-Knocking
Written by: Pennyman/Williams/Mays
One known soundcheck performance: Wien, 10/5/87
Other artists' versions: Little Richard

The Prodigal Son (?)
Written by: ???
One known soundcheck performance: Wien, 10/5/87
Comments: Nick accompanies himself on the guitar. Lyrics go like:
"I am the prodigal son
I come in from the storm
She meets me welcome.
"

This Guy's In Love With You
Written by: Burt Bacharach
One known soundcheck performance: Wien, 10/5/87
Other artists' versions: Burt Bacharach, The Reels, Faith No More, etc.
Comments: Nick certainly inspired by The Reels' version.

Let It Be Me
Written by: M. Curtis/P.Delanoe/G.Becaud
One concert performance: 15/08/87, Hamburg - there also circulates a version from a private party in Berlin in June 1987.
Other artists' versions: Tom Jones; Bob Dylan; Elvis Presley, etc. The original version is a French song: "Je T'Appartiens" (DelanoŽ/Becaud).
Blue Suede Shoes
Written by: Carl Perkins
One known live performance: 30/11/87, Torino, Big Club (It is reported that the song was also played in Alrosa Villa, Columbus, OH on 16/2/89. )
Other artists' versions: Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley

O Happy Day
Written by: traditional
Officially released on: The Road To God Knows Where (incomplete)
First known live performance: 30/11/87, Torino, Big Club
Second and last known live performance: 19/10/88, Deinze
Other artists' versions: The Edwin Hawkins Singers
Comments: Deanna is based on this song, and Happy Day it was often sung as part of Deanna.

The Birth
Written by:Nick Cave
Released on: Gary Lucas' "Improve The Shining Hour".
Live performance history:The opening part of
And The Ass Saw The Angel has been read numerous times in public readings, as well as on TV. Most notably the June 1989 Late Show reading has been broadcast a lot.
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