Friday, December 04, 2009

Well, Fuck The Monkey Red

I guess I really fucked this up! 
I think it's been a month since I posted anything, but who knows.

I have decided I will change the course of this blog by making it based in the music I listen to. So... Without further ado... A comparison!!!

This is the ever-amazing-and-overly-talented Nick Cave.
Nick Cave sings Mack The Knife
Having been in music for several decades, Cave has had a long time to whip up a loyal following and settle into a niche of his own. It is my belief that, had music been a mountain, Cave would have dug himself a rather nice one. In this clip, Cave is performing his version of Mack The Knife in a movie that displayed much of Kurt Weill's best work. It is safe to say that Nick is a talented writer, if a bit of a bloody one. This coupled with his voice and jig set him apart from most of the music world, but in the best ways possible. Although it may not be that of an angel, we can all say that his edit-free and raw voice is better than any techno-synthed rapper or pop artist.

And again, we see Cave. 
Nick Cave sings To Be By Your Side
 Here is a clip from Le Peuple Migrateur, a beautiful avian documentary. To the best of my knowledge, the song was only released on the movie's soundtrack, which is a rather big shame. This showcases Cave's unsurpassed ability to combine his ever-singular voice and his unsurpassed lyrical skills. A later recording, this song is evidence that evolution exists, and that it is good. While Cave has - Thankfully - retained his bad-ass villainy and sad-eye sorrow, he has released his words of love and his sounds of cool.

For more like the first, look up Cave's 1985 album, The Firstborn Is Dead. 
For more like the second, check out the '97 release, The Boatman's Call.

Bunny Out

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