»On a gathering storm comes a tall handsome man in a dusty black coat with a red right hand«
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Years ago. Decades ago. The Birthday Party. Mick Harvey. Roland S. Howard. The Bad Seeds next. From her to eternity. Tupelo. And Avalanche, the gorgeous cover version of Leonard Cohen’s fantastic song. Murder Ballads.
And while I saw Crime & the city solution with Mick and Roland twice, I somehow never managed to make it to a Nick Cave show throughout all those years since the early 80s.
We bought the tickets early this year and have been anxiously waiting ever since, while concerts passed by the many this awesome year long.
And what a glorious night it was. No support act (and none needed). Not even music from the speakers beforehand. A very relaxed crowd in Frankfurt’s Jahrhunderthalle, one of my favourite locations with its high ceiling and the airy atmosphere. Wonderful company with Kim, Katrin and Tobias.
Then around 8:30 the man and the band.
Mesmerizing. Dark and meaningful.
Sound mix excellent. And the 60-y-old pacing the stage, drawing in the audience all the time. Tupelo. Red right hand. The mercy seat.
End of worship around 11.
One day later, still blown away…
Higgs Boson Blues
From Her to Eternity
The Ship Song
Into My Arms
Girl in Amber
I Need You
Red Right Hand
The Mercy Seat
The Weeping Song
Push the Sky Away