More interesting than disc 1. Also a bit longer. And the Alligator>CCS>The Eleven jam is pretty cool and unique.
A major improvement from the first album. Still doesn’t rock as hard as the next 2 albums would. Also is maybe a bit long. The songs are kind of looser too. Not as focused. But this is an album I’d get people falling in love with. Just never hit me the same way really.
I just listened to the stuff that wasn’t from the At Newport live album. It was very different. More instrumentation. Cleaner sound. Horns and stuff. It wasn’t bad at all though. Not sure if I liked it as much as the earlier stuff.
This sometimes feels silly when writing up an album that I’ve had for 15+ years. Anyway, at one time this was my favorite Nick Cave album. Mainly because of “Wanted Man” which is still pretty fucking awesome. The last tracks are also still a bit of a letdown. And the album is produced quietly. So it’s not necessarily a good driving album. Still. It’s exciting stuff. The songs are intense, but rarely because of the instrumentation. Sort of a minimalist approach on everything.
Easily the best title for any reunion album. The music isn’t terrible either. It isn’t that great though. Nothing stuck with me, but nothing rubbed me the wrong way. Not opposed to listening again.
This album is quieter and more experimental than pretty much all of his later stuff. It’s quieter in places too. He was still figuring out what kind of artist he’d be. “Saint Huck” and “From Her to Eternity” are the only songs that really stick with me. The others aren’t bad, but they aren’t as exciting. And the bonus track version of “From Her to Eternity” is actually better.
This is a Ladies and Gentlemen show. This time around there are 3 songs in the encore: “Out of Sight” “Spread Your Wings” and “Oh Happy Day”. They’re okay, but not that exciting. First version of “Spread Your Wings” live that I have so that’s neat. But it isn’t that good. The sound is good but you can hear a bit too much audience at various points.