CLASSIC 1996 BROADCAST RECORDING FROM NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
By the time of the band’s 1996 performance at the Bizarre Festival on 17th August, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds were enjoying their most successful time to date. Their latest album ‘Murder Ballads’ was their best-selling record yet, having topped the charts in three countries and reached the Top 10 in a further five. This was aided in no small part by Nick Cave’s duet with Kylie Minogue on ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’, a worldwide hit which earned the band two ARIA awards. Nick and the Seeds toured Europe, Asia and South America in support of the album, and it is their performance at the Bizarre Festival in Germany that is included here. Recorded and broadcast on FM radio throughout the United States, the group captured the dark, brooding nature of ‘Murder Ballads’ perfectly in their set, which included classics such as ‘The Weeping Song’ and ‘The Mercy Seat’. As a grand finale, the band were joined by PJ Harvey for a rendition of ‘Henry Lee’.