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Nocturama ~ Nick Cave
Nocturama ~ Nick Cave
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRING IT ON!, 8 Feb 2003
It's been a while since there was a Nick Cave song you could dance to, but Bring it On is just that and I blooming well love it! Nocturama hides this beautiful big folky rock piece featuring the wonderful voice of Chris Bailey amid its brooding long feathered wings of the best ballads, the best rock, the best lyrics and the best music to come from the Bad Seeds in around a decade. As a long standing Cave enthusiast, I am duty bound to love everything he releases but this casts No More Shall We Part and even The Boatmans Call into the shadows. The range of style and subject matter is greater on this album, and Nick's singing sounds comfortable and accomplished. I heard he was giving the… Read more
The Secret History of Kate Bush: And the Strange A&hellip by Fred Vermorel
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This book would cheifly be of interest to people wanting to know where Kate Bush comes from and what makes her tick. The use of the term Secret History rather than biography gives a clue to the content. The history in question is that of a shy girl growing up in Essex in the '60's and '70's, surrounded by a loving and musically gifted and creative family. The book provides an interesting and thoughtful background to the story in the author's use of quotes from literature and folklore, which add texture and meaning. There are some examples of purple prose, when the author gets a little carried away, but I believe this stems from his genuine enthusiasm for his subject and real affection… Read more