Nick Cave Songs - 1994

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Nobody's Baby Now
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Let Love In
Other released version: The Abattoir Blues Tour
First known live performance: 29/09/93, Amsterdam, Paradiso
Live performance history: Regularly played during the years 1993-1999, in 2003 and at some 2008 shows. Also played every now and then in the solo quartet shows from 2004 to 2007. Played on the 14/03/94 Mark Radcliffe show and the 1998 8/5/98 Later With Jools Holland show.
Other artists' versions: Horse Stories, Paul Kelly
Comments: One of Nick's favorite songs, as he said many times.

I Let Love In
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Let Love In
Other released version:
  1. Live At The Royal Albert Hall
  2. The Black Sessions
First known live performance: 22/09/93, Vienna
Live performance history: Played very often from fall 1993 up to 1999. Then back in for some shows in 2008. Played on the 14/03/94 Mark Radcliffe show, as well as MTV's Most Wanted that year.
Covered by: Sheriff Scabs

Do You Love Me?
Written by: Nick Cave, Martyn Casey
Officially released on: Let Love In and as single
Other released versions:
  1. the single version
  2. God Is In The House
  3. Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2008 release)
First known live performance: 22/09/93, Vienna
Live performance history: Played on the Live Seeds tour, Europe fall 1993. Then played on nearly all shows up to 1996, and on many 1997-2005 shows. About 320 performances in total. Played on the 14/03/94 Mark Radcliffe show and the 1998 8/5/98 Later With Jools Holland show.
Video clip: John Hillcoat
Other artists' versions: Ed Kuepper has covered "Do You Love Me?" on his mail-order CD "Exotic Mail Order Moods", 1995, Hot Records, Mail-2. Get it! Also covered by My Ruin.
Loverman
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Let Love In
First known live performance: 26/09/93, Zurich
Live performance history: Played on all shows from 1994 to 1996. More than 120 performances. Played on the 14/03/94 Mark Radcliffe show. Loverman re-appeared in several 1999 solo shows, and the one Bad Seeds' show in 1999.
Video clip: John Hillcoat
Covered by: Metallica, Martin L. Gore
Comments: Late 1993 versions don't have the "L is for Love" part; instead parts of Wade In The Water were sung. Note that in live versions Nick always changes the "M is for Murder me" into "M is for Molest me".

Thirsty Dog
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Let Love In
First known live performance: 13/3/94, London
Last known Bad Seeds live performance: 05/06/97, Prague (Thirsty Dog was a bar in Prague)
Live performance history: Most non-lolla 1994 shows, one known Lollapalooza performance, only a handful of times in encores after that, such as in the 2004 and 2005 solo quartet shows. Played once in the 1994 Jools Holland show.

Red Right Hand
Written by: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Thomas Wydler
Officially released on: Let Love In, as single, and on the X-Files soundtrack.
Other released versions:
  1. Live version from Sydney, 25/01/96, on the Ritual Habitual video.
  2. Remix by DJ Spooky for the Scream 2 soundtrack, 1997, with some new lyrics.
  3. Live At The Royal Albert Hall
  4. Altenate version in the Scream 3 film, 2000, with different lyrics.
  5. God Is In The House live version.
  6. Glastonbury (The Mud, The Music, The Madness), live version.
  7. B-sides & Rarities, the Scream III version
  8. The Abattoir Blues Tour DVD from London
  9. The Abattoir Blues Tour CD from Copenhagen
  10. The Black Sessions
First known live performance: 28/04/94, Oslo
Live performance history: Played on all Bad Seeds shows from 1994 to 2009, usually as the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th song of the set, as well as on solo quartet shows from 2004 onwards including an uptempo version in 2009. Also performed on TV shows by Conan O'Brian (USA) and Jools Holland (UK), and at Wave Aid and the AFI Awards in 2005. Over 400 performances in total.
Video clip: Jesse Dylan (son of Bob)
Other artists' versions: Frank Bennett has done a "Frank Sinatra" version of "Red Right Hand" on his 1996 album "5 O'Clock Shadow" (Mercury 534343-2), and Polish artists in 1999. More covers by Vixy and Tony, Pete Yorn, Giant Sand, Harrisons and by The Cavemen. Arctic Monkeys played it on their 2009 tour.
Comments: Perhaps Nick Cave's most famous song, due to its appearance in the X-files episode and soundtrack, as well as in the films "Dumb and Dumber", "Scream", "Scream II" and "Scream III", "A Box Of Moonlight".

Jangling Jack
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Let Love In
First known live performance: 29/04/94, Stockholm
Last known live performance: 18/05/96, Tokyo (or Milano, 30/6/96?)
Live performance history: Played on many 1994-1995 shows, and 3 1996 shows.

Ain't Gonna Rain Anymore
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Let Love In
Live performance history: Only 3 known performances in the encores of early Europe 1994 shows.

Lay Me Low
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Let Love In
Other released version: The Abattoir Blues Tour CD
Live performance history: Only two known performances, 10 years after the release, 03/11/04 in Sussex and the officially released live version from Munich, 26/11/04.

Do You Love Me? - Part 2
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Let Love In
Live performance history: Solo / quartet performances from 1999 to 2004 and in 2009. Also perfomed at the 2003 Bad Seeds' London, Tate Britain show
Comments: Inspired by Peter Straub's The Juniper Tree

Sail Away
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Do You Love Me single
Live performance history: never played

B-side
Written by: Cave/Bargeld/Casey/Harvey/Savage/Wydler
Officially released on: Loverman single
Comments: I decided not to list the following snatches of songs in the full song overview. The contents of this 20 minute compilation is: God's Hotel - Do You Love Me? - Sugar Coated Place Called Love - Kiss Me In The Morning - Nobody's Baby Now - A Side B Side C Side - Loverman - Born To Be Your Loverman - Take The `O' Out Of Country - Jangling Jack - Sex Appeal - Where The Action Is - Blow That Baby Away - I Let Love In - Dadaladaladaladawn - Thirsty Dog - Man Of Steel - It's A Crazy World - Ain't Gonna Rain Anymore - Sweet Maria - Lay Me Low - Vanilla Essence - Do You Love Me? (Part 2)

That's What Jazz Is To Me
Written by: Cave/Harvey/Savage/Wydler
Officially released on: Red Right Hand single

Where The Action Is
Written by: Cave/Harvey/Wydler
Officially released on: Red Right Hand single

Love's Been Good To Me
Written by: Rod McKuen
Live performance history: played once with Shane MacGowan and the Popes in London on 17/3/94. The Sinatra song on their other joint performance may have been the same.
Other artists' versions: Frank Sinatra on his 1969 album "A Man Alone" (thanks Peter Holland).
Comments: Also known as "I Have Been A Rover". With this tityle the song appears on the Shane MacGowan bootleg "Gin Lane, Beer Street".

Mack The Knife
Written by: Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill
First official release on: September Songs video
Other released version: September Songs CD
Other artists' versions: Bertold Brecht, Wolfgang Neuss, Bobby Darin, Sting, Helen Merrill, numerous others...
Comments: Recorded with Spanish Fly and Kenny Wollesen

Killing Ma
Written by: Nick Cave
Live performance history: This part of And The Ass Saw The Angel has been read several times in public readings. In 1994, a video clip was made.
Video clip: John Hillcoat.
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