Grinderman: Grinderman (EMI) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

 |   |  <1 min read

Grinderman: No Pussy Blues
Grinderman: Grinderman (EMI) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

In which Nick Cave takes a break from his dark and Biblical stuff and just gets down and dirty with a raw, edgy band to make music which seems to come with machine oil on its hands and blown through with thick diesel smoke.

Cave is also obviously having fun with his persona, but that doesn't stop some of the raucous, simple and often aggressive songs here sounding like he's gone back to the Birthday Party for his template.

There are some quieter tracks here, but mostly this is bruising and menacing stuff which grips like headlock.

Play loud.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Music articles index

Dodson and Fogg: The Active Listener Introduces . . . (theactivelistener)

Dodson and Fogg: The Active Listener Introduces . . . (theactivelistener)

Dodson and Fogg is the nom de disque for singer-songwriter Chris Wade from Leeds who has four albums under his belt, and sits in that very pleasant area of folkadelica where the references points... > Read more

Death and the Maiden: Wisteria (Fishrider)

Death and the Maiden: Wisteria (Fishrider)

While it was only right, proper and long overdue that the Apra Silver Scroll award night should be held in Dunedin in 2017 you'd have to say it made for bloody awful television. Many of those... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

GUEST WRITER MEGAN STUNZNER has a night at the opera for a royal wedding

GUEST WRITER MEGAN STUNZNER has a night at the opera for a royal wedding

In his recent preview of La Cenerentola by NZ Opera, the Herald's William Dart noted the prolific composer Rossini could rewrite an aria in the time it would have taken him to retrieve the... > Read more

RAY DAVIES, SONGS ON SALE (2016): Kinda Kinks but kinda not

RAY DAVIES, SONGS ON SALE (2016): Kinda Kinks but kinda not

In 1964, when they realised there was money in song publishing, Paul McCartney and John Lennon got in on the game, McCartney was especially keen to flog off songs to others (like the Stones,... > Read more