"Pages and pages of absolute shit," he sighs, turning them over. Today, however, he not only seems unsure if he still thinks that ("I must have said that to the American press," he deadpans) or even if he still wants to write film scripts at all. 'Who?' The cover was shot in his bedroom, a few streets away from where we are sitting. I can do that! Water's Edge . The next day, as Susie and I sat with Dominique looking through the shots, we found this remarkable photograph. You’ve got to just keep on pushing…push the sky away.” And yet, when people tell him that it’s just rock ‘n’ roll, he replies “ah, but it gets you right down in your soul.” Push The Sky Away is a album where the artist takes time to muse on the world around him. Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra was in the next room. I can do that! Ending title track feels like a movie on its own. Jubilee Street. I still think Lawless is a great film, I'm really, really pleased with it. © 2021 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. AZLyrics. It captures all the things I was feeling (and still am) about being a musician at this time. Push the Sky Away, an Album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Of course not, he tells Simon Hattenstone, Available for everyone, funded by readers. He just sort of came out of this big pipe – oh, there he is – and went: 'Anyway, where were we? Our dear friend Dominique Issermann was photographing Susie, at our home in Brighton, for a fashion magazine. I would say, in fact, that the situation is completely the reverse. 01. But I would love to be in a position to retire, to just say: 'OK, I love the life that I have and I love the people around me and I'm quite happy to spend time with them and not do anything. But I don't feel I'm there, I don't feel I've arrived at the finishing line. ", Certainly, the book provides an insight into the formation of Push The Sky Away's denser lyrics, including Higgs Boson Blues, a phantasmagoria of apocalyptic imagery that takes in not merely the discovery of the subatomic particle by the Hadron Collider, but Robert Johnson, the assassination of Martin Luther King and Miley Cyrus. no products in the cart. Born in Australia and variously resident over the years in Berlin, London and São Paulo, he has spent the past decade becoming one of the seaside town's most celebrated residents. On the other, he says, scriptwriting is "fucking dog work". Artist campaign to prepere photo exhibition set and finance part of production cost of photo book | Check out 'Push The Sky Away - photobook and exhibitions' on Indiegogo. He was keen, he says, to "move away from guitar-orientated music and that classic Nick Cave ballad style, to let a little bit of air and a little bit of light in". Released 18 February 2013 on Bad Seed (catalog no. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. !, or the visceral din of Grinderman, his side-project with fellow Bad Seeds Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos and Martyn P Casey. Push The Sky Away coffeeandcas. Push The Sky Away – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Cave remains rock's premier purveyor of the latter, capable of seeing intimations of the end times in the most unlikely places. But sometimes too many people get involved, I think. The Disney starlet ends the song "floating in a pool", apparently the latest addition to the burgeoning cast of ladies who meet grisly ends in Cave songs. The present writer once saw him in DIY superstore Homebase, dressed almost exactly as he is now: some years ago, a journalist who suggested he might consider kicking back in a pair of jeans and some trainers at weekends was given very short shrift indeed. For an artist with a remarkable body of work behind him – and who is furthermore in the midst of a creative purple patch during which critical adoration seems to be a foregone conclusion – Cave occasionally seems a surprisingly self-doubting character. What you're really after when you see a film or listen to a song is a singular vision, and I'm not sure how much of that you really get in Hollywood.". You're in this room, then when you've finished in the evening, you go up the stairs, go to sleep, then come back down the stairs and go straight back into this room. Cave once said that he became interested in scriptwriting because "it's a more effective medium for violence than songs". ", The thing is, he says, he didn't really want to move to Brighton in the first place: it was his wife's idea. Susie was changing for the next shot and was naked under her robe and in a purely improvised act of subversion dropped the robe as I opened the shutters. "But now I've fucked up my entire screenplay-writing career singlehandedly with this one interview, I've probably got loads of time on my hands. Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds are back with a new album – have a listen and let us know your thoughts! 'Push the sky away' 2020. "Actually, let's forget happy rehab because that's going to end up the headline. Push the Sky Away. Push the Sky Away. First published on Fri 15 Feb 2013 00.39 EST. The band treat the crowd to the highlights from their staggering career, with Nick Cave carrying the new material through sheer charisma, writes Ian Gittins, Nick Cave, who wrote the script to Lawless, tells Sean O'Hagan how the film brings the violence and lyricism of the book on which it was based to the screen and merges the genres of the urban gangster and rural western, He has been spitting hellfire and damnation for years, but now that he has turned 50, is Nick Cave finally mellowing? "Some of it's dreadful and painful to read, but I just thought – what the fuck," he says, before getting the actual notebook out and offering me a brief precis of his working methods. Signed copies available! The musicians took a kind of break in 2006 as they launched a side project called Grinderman in 2006. In the video of the album's making, it looks rather beautiful, but nevertheless, it was an experiment in communal living that even now he seems faintly astonished the band undertook. Push the Sky Away was produced by Nick Launay and recorded at La Fabrique, a recording studio based in a 19th Century mansion in the South of France, where the walls of the main studio are lined with an immense collection of classical vinyl. "It's bottom feeding," he says. They were groping Miley Cyrus, and I'm going, well, hang on a second, you've got Elizabeth Taylor here. John has never accepted Cas, not from the word go. But as Cas covers his face and shakes, Sam thinks back. But sometimes it's hard even for him not to juxtapose the present with the past. He's been sarcastic, degrading, arrogant, and more than once Sam has witnessed his father staring at the angel with barely-concealed malevolence. It is a brave and unsettling picture pulsing with ambiguity, mythology and life, and is probably Susie’s most treasured shot of herself and a favourite of Dominique’s as well. "I don't think anybody of our age, settled in our ways, wants to go and live with a bunch of other guys like that for three weeks in a place where you can't even leave the grounds. Brighton has even found its way into his new album, Push The Sky Away. C Em And if your friends think that you should do it different. "There was some sort of dark energy I was tapping into because I'd failed, I'd basically failed the school that's giving me the doctorate. The band tour the US and Australia in March, including a performance at the Adelaide festival on 3 March.The Guardian is the festival's 2013 partner, supported by Emirates. 04:04 02. Maybe the last book, the last thing that ever gets written is just a bye, you know, goodbye in text speak. EXPULSION FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN BY MASACCIO . ", Had they ever tried anything like the whole communal living thing before? He’s arrived. Label: Bad Seed Ltd. - BS001V • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Blues Rock I was flattered that there were people who thought I had Svengali-like powers over my wife, and could cast spells on her and do with her as I pleased, but sadly this is not the case. "To a fault, I get overexcited by things. When the record came out there was a flurry of disapproval from a handful of people that questioned why Susie was naked and I wasn’t, that it was exploitative and sexist, inferring that I had somehow forced Susie into taking the picture. Push the Sky Away Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | 18-02-2013 Durée totale : 42 min. This fire of the mind is the place where the angels and devils play happily together. All rights reserved. Dominique’s photo is an uncanny and haunting work, born of a happy accident and full of contradictions, that will be forever attached to Push the Sky Away and of which Susie and I are immensely proud. Push the Sky Away is the fifteenth studio album by the Australian band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released on 18 February 2013 on the band's own label Bad Seed Ltd. Push the sky away And some people say it’s just rock and roll Oh but it gets you right down to your soul You’ve gotta just keep on pushing Push the sky away. A few years ago, he says, he was given a doctorate by the same university he had dropped out of 30 years earlier. It … We thought he'd gone and scored and ODed or something, he just didn't come back. ", He smiles and says, rather heavily. Like happy rehab if such a thing exists." Push The Sky Away was recorded in a residential studio in France. It is a Thursday morning and Nick Cave – tanned and beautifully suited – is receiving the press in the upstairs room of a charming gastropub in Brighton's Kemptown. And that had some impact on me, and that's why she's floating in the pool.". The whole thing came about because I was in Madame Tussauds with my kids and they were hugging Miley Cyrus's waxwork. Fri 15 Feb 2013 00.39 EST And I'll go: 'Oh yeah! referencing Push The Sky Away, LP, Album, 180, BS001V, 5055667601768 the first of the worst for me. We were not attempting to shoot an album cover, rather this was a moment snatched from time, which we promptly forgot about. Push the Sky Away is released on Monday 18 February. So that was that, the Dominique Issermann picture became the cover. It's like fuckin' rehab or something like that. EXPULSION FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN BY MASACCIO, ‘How do you know when you have written something worthwhile? Rated #17 in the best albums of 2013, and #3279 of all-time album.. Em C D I've got a feeling that just won't go a-way. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Push the sky away You've gotta just keep on pushing and, keep on pushing and Push the sky away Submit Corrections. "Are you kidding me?" What is your process?’. We No Who U R . "She's 85. Push The Sky Away is a tremulous album, a candle near an open window always just on the verge of winking out. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2013 Vinyl release of Push The Sky Away on Discogs. Then he laughs. The cover was shot in his bedroom, a few streets away from where we are sitting. Dominique’s photo is an uncanny and haunting work, born of a happy accident and full of contradictions, that will be forever attached to Push the Sky Away and of which Susie and I are immensely proud. Rock king Cave, as the local paper persists in referring to him when he makes its pages, seems remarkably visible around the town, perhaps because – nothing if not a proper pop star – he declines to dress down. He isn’t reaching anymore. It's really doing something for somebody else. BS001CD; CD). And as I was stepping out the door to pick up the doctorate, I said so to my mother. '", Cave says the surroundings influenced Push The Sky Away's "journeying and atmospheric" sound: it feels markedly different either to the churning garage rock of its predecessor, Dig Lazarus Dig!! C D Em Push the sky a-way. Push The Sky Away, the fifteenth album made by Nock Cave and his ensemble The Bad Seeds, was put out shortly after remarkable events in the activity of Nick himself and his band. And then a week later, I'm like, oh fuck, I've got to do that fucking thing. I think it was in the end compromising … in the end I wrote things that I'm embarrassed about. Editors' Notes With multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis replacing Mick Harvey as his primary foil, Nick Cave finds his songs developing along the lines of his soundtrack work on Push the Sky Away.The mood is subdued, yet intense, as it forces Cave to sing from his deepest register and leads to some of his best work. 01 We No Who U R 02 Wide Lovely Eyes 03 Water’s Edge 04 Jubilee Street 05 Mermaids . He laughs. Here, beauty creates a dissonance in the mind that inflames the imagination. Cave has protested in the past about the cliche of journalists contrasting his past (dissolute, drug-sodden, given to punching audience members and interviewers alike, so bohemian in his personal arrangements that his two eldest children were born 10 days apart to women on different continents) with his latterday life as a happily married, teetotal, non-smoking musical elder statesman, charming and witty interviewee and polymath man of letters: the author not merely of 19 albums, but two novels, the foreword to an edition of the Gospel According To Mark and two films: 2005's award-garlanded The Proposition and 2012's more coolly received Lawless. Sure!' A fitting ending that fades away to the disbelieving that the album is over so quick. On the one hand, he has "dear friends" in Hollywood, and there is "still a lot of talk" of making a film of his novel The Death Of Bunny Munro, about a priapic, drink-sodden travelling salesman in early Noughties Brighton. 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