Monday 3 June 2019

#128 NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - Bizarre Festival 1996 (Flac)

'Ring Of Wild Roses'
Bizarre Festival, Cologne
17 August 1996

01. Brother, My Cup is Empty
02. Loverman
03. Mercy
04. Your Funeral, My Trial
05. Where the Wild Roses Grow
06. The Weeping Song
07. The Mercy Seat
08. Nobody's Baby Now
09. Jack The Ripper

10. Stagger Lee (The White Room, 24/02/96)
11. Henry Lee (The White Room, 24/02/96, w. PJ. Harvey)

12. Do You Love Me? (London 14/08/96)
13. Into My Arms (London 14/08/96)
14. Where The Wild Roses Grow (London 14/08/96, with Kylie Minogue)

In 1996 Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds released ‘Murder Ballads’ their ninth studio album in February -  it became their best-selling record, aided in no small part by Nick Cave’s duet with Kylie Minogue on ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow.’ The video received repeated airplay on MTV throughout the world. The Bad Seeds toured Europe, Asia and South America in support of the album, and their performance at the Bizarre Festival on August 17, 1996 is posted here.

It was an electrifying set with Cave bonding with his German fan base after his three-year residency in Berlin, despite him admitting that he had learned none of the language. Broadcast on FM radio, the performance captured the dark, brooding nature of’ Murder Ballads’ and the set also included the classic tracks ‘The Mercy Seat’ & ‘The Weeping Song’ from the extensive back catalogue. The two bonus tracks were taken from their ‘White Session’ appearance and fit well here, the latter three audience recordings from the Brixton Academy are in inferior quality.

This show was released on the KTS label in Italy. Short for Kiss The Stone, the bootleg label was synonymous at the time for releasing high quality shows.

Lineage:  KTS 622 (Kiss The Stone, Italy) > Silver Boot CD > Flac
'Murder Ballads' European tour - summer 1996
28 June  Roskilde Festival, Orange Stage
30 June  Milano, Italy, Sonoria Festival
04 July   Kristiansand, Norway, Quart Festival
06 July   Belfort, France, Eurockeennes Festival
20 July   Bern, Switzerland, Gurten Festival
26 July   Stockholm, Sweden, Lollipop Festival
27 July   Wiesen, Austria, Forestglade Festival
14 Aug   London, Brixton Academy
15 Aug   London, Brixton Academy
17 Aug   Koln, Bizarre Festival
24 Aug   Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt

Further details on the live shows performed by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds can be found here:

15 songs were performed, these were omitted from the FM broadcast:

Stagger Lee                   
From Her To Eternity          
Do You Love Me?
Red Right Hand
Black Betty                     
Are You The One...