Fun Fact: After being labeled “Gothic” by the media, Nick Cave wrote “Release the Bats,” a sarcastic parody of contemporary Goth music. The song became extremely popular among the “Goth” crowd, and was hailed as a “mantra for Goths everywhere.”
…Maybe that’s why he looks so unhappy all of the time. Nobody got his joke.
That’s supposedly the story behind Bela Lugosi’s Dead- but I’ve never seen/read a member of Bauhaus confirm it.
"Nick you are going ze vrong vay. Ve should have been zere so long ago."
"No, I’m not."
"Vy do even purchase ze GPS locator und set ihn up, und plug in ze data just to ignore ze instructions ihn provides?"
"I know where I’m going."
"Ya, ya! Look here on zis map. Auch, ve are so far off. Just turn around in zat Denny’s parking lot and get on ze freeway. Unnnnnnd… zere it goes."
"I didn’t get where I am by listening to maps and taking freeways.”
"Ya, gut, drive us in ze ocean. Vat do I know?"
extremely young nick cave doing his own thing back in art school
"Um, Nicholas, why does this nun have breasts bigger than her head again?"
"Oh, you’ll see. The world will see…"
This scan of mine, just never gets old to me.
When your friend leans just a little more away from “genius” and little more towards “insanity.”
Nick Cave, 1992
Here we see a young Nick Cave begging for a porn stache.
nick cave sardonically feigning surprise and displeasure,
probably after realizing he’s spent two-thirds of his career singing about murder
Black Heron, Egretta ardesiaca (Ardeidae)
So uh, I found Nick Cave’s bird…
Black Heron, Sexhorrorsex VampireBird (BITE)
If Nick Cave didn’t learn how to properly play a guitar until he was like 50… I can excel.. eventually.
Their is no proper way to play guitar just ask Lydia Lunch.
Another line of inspirational Goth quotes.
Nick Cave makes an appearance on Johnny Cash’s last album. Cash is an honorary goth, right?
“Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,
Why you never see bright colors on my back,
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.
Well, there’s a reason for the things that I have on.
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
Livin’ in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
But is there because he’s a victim of the times.”
Yeeeeeeah. I’d say honorary Goth for sure.
Does that officially make Bob Dylan protoGoth?
I think so.
I’ve heard “Everyday is Halloween” called Goth’s We Are the World but maybe it’s more like Goth’s “I Am Woman Hear Me Roar!” … but whiney.