So how great is that new Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album? I'm personally really excited to see Mister Mustache returning to the dirty, ugly noise of the Birthday Party & the first couple of Bad Seeds records (Tender Prey & From Her To Eternity, holler!), first with that ridiculously good Grinderman album last year, now with Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!! Additional props for keeping Warren Ellis of the Dirty Three on board. The cover art is kind of an affront to the eyes, but I won't subject Sir Cave to the shame that comes along with a write-up in the Cover-Up (aka WMUA Blog's Cover Art Hall of Shame), not just because he kind of scares the shit out of me.
In honor of Nick Cave generally being awesome, here is perhaps one of the best musical cameos in recent cinematic history: "From Her To Eternity" in Wim Wenders' excellent Wings of Desire (circa 1987).