Nature Boy, my path to getting into Cave's music is a very different route than it was with Bowie's. My history with Bowie's music goes back to when I was a nipper. Where as Cave is something that's been a slow burner for about 20 years.
My wife can't stand his music, she says it's "depressing" which I can see why she thinks that but you probably find like myself that his songs are actually quit dramatic and dare I say beautiful.
Songs of the human condition, (unrequited)love, lust, heartbreak, desire, murder. Do you find each song is like a short story?
OK Bowie sort of did this too but more from a 3rd party point of view. With Cave it's mainly first person.
"The CD/DVD editions are great - every album in remastered stereo and 5.1 surround with B-sides."
yep that's the ones I have to. The remastering is so clean and no brickwalling. I wish Bowie's albums were presented like this.
The only thing that could be improved is more bonus tracks and on CD as well as on the DVD. Not just as download as 128kbps
. I guess that was done at the time to encourage people to but the b-sides and rarities album that came out at the time.
I hope they continue this format for the Grinderman albums and the other post-Dig Lazarus Dig.
" I would recommend you check out
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (my all time favourite album, sorry DB!)
No More Shall We Part
Grinderman 1 + 2 "
Funnily enough I checked out Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus on youtube yesterday. It's quite a different beast that one. It goes for that gospel feel. I need to get it.
as for No More Shall We Part, I heard negative things about it but listening to it, that's on my list as well. Henry's dream too. As for the two Grinderman's, Push the Sky Away and Skeleton Tree. I'm making my way there.
The album's prior too Tender Pray I don't know so well. Other than Kicking Against the Pricks. The Cave Pin-Ups