Nick and the gang apparently don't like making videos - and it shows. Still, this is all part of the fun. In this collection you can watch the guys ham it up in promos such as "The Weeping Song", see Nick dance (badly) in an ill-fitting suit in "The Ship Song" and wonder how Shane McGowan manages to remain on his chair in his sublime duet with Nick, "What a Wonderful World".
The consistency, of course, is the music. Every song is a classic, from the early post-Birthday Party grinders to the modern reflective ballads. Nick Cave *is* the premier song-writer of his generation and this collection of material proves it.
The inter-video chats with the band are insightful, humorous and irreverent. "I like the film-maker alot, but this is a crap video", being a typical remark. I normally find stuff between tracks on music videos rather tedious, but in that case it very much adds to the viewing experience.
If you like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds you'll love this video. If you don't, get it anyway, and find out what you've been missing. Oh yes, and if the track with Kylie does it for you, this is on here too.