the grinderman cd is fantastic. it got me through 3 weeks stuck in a hotel room in adelaide trying to write music for a show. it's got that classic cave/bad seeds swagger and edge, but it's a more playful and tongue in cheek. love it.
I'm a Cave fan as well, but this seems to lack the malice and drama of earlier compositions. Perhaps I'm a one trick pony who cannot accept change. Certainly, he can't keep doing the same 'ol thing but...
Now that I've seen this, I've got to go locate a version of "Your Funeral, My Trial" to placate meself
This is from a review (below). I'm glad that I saw it here, before hearing it on the CD. It wold be too much of a shock to me! I need time to get used to this before hearing it!
We Call Upon The Author (To Explain), which subtly and self-mockingly sets Cave The Songwriter in the dock, challenges God to account for himself and sets a literary feud ("Bukowski was a jerk! Berryman was best!!!") to an irresistible beat.
besides the very last part (about what music can do for you), I found the whole interview very sad.
I, especially, didn't like what he said about his musical past (in the 1st part). It was a bit like talking bad about former girl-friends.
But I'm looking forward to his new novel about that incontinential guy. That sounded interesting. (like the novel of Serge Gainsbourg about the painter who can't control his farts and makes an artistic method out of it.)
I guess, it's time now, for me, to jump to the 'what are you listening'-thread and bring in the 'Tender Prey'-album.