In 2013 we had the chance to see Nick Cave perform 5 times, both weekends at Coachella, with the Bad Seeds and Grinderman (!) and 1 more time with the Bad Seeds in San Diego at the Balboa Theater.
It was amazing to see them melt peoples faces and scare a few RHCP’s fans and show how badass and great musicians they are, (Warren Ellis is a wizard).
We would definitely do it all over again.
Now they are releasing a compilation of their music history, as one of the most influential bands.
“There are some people out there who just don’t know where to start with The Bad Seeds. Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs. The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out. And there are those that didn’t make it, poor things. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves.” – Nick Cave
Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 1984-2014, was compiled by Nick Cave and founding member Mick Harvey, with help from the current Bad Seeds. Band members past and present raided their personal archives to provide previously unseen photos and memorabilia which have been collected into a beautiful hardcover book, along with a series of original essays.
The book is available as part of the limited edition ‘Super Deluxe’ album collection that also comes with a two hour DVD containing rare and unseen archive footage.
Lovely Creatures is available in four formats, all featuring personal and rare photographs of the band.
View each format in detail and pre-order here: Standard CD, Triple LP, Deluxe 3CD with DVD and the Super Deluxe Limited Edition, out on May 5th.