Nick Cave tribute giveaway
Last year, as part of Aus Music Month, triple j put on a series of shows along the east coast of Australia, celebrating the breadth of Nick Cave's amazing catalogue.
Invited on tour were a diverse range of musicians, resulting in eight fantastic nights of music and mayhem. The result is Straight To You - a double CD featuring Kram, Bertie Blackman, Muscles, Abbe May, Alex Burnett, Lanie Lane, Johnny Mackay, Lisa Mitchell, Jake Stone, Urthboy, Dan Sultan, Tim Rogers, Adalita and Paul Kelly.
ABC Dig Music has five copies of this double CD to give away. To enter the competition, tell us what your favourite Nick Cave song is and why.
The five most inspirational entries will win.
This competition has closed.
Straight To You CD is available now
1. Kram - Red Right Hand
2. Bertie Blackman and Muscles - Do You Love Me?
3. Muscles - I Let Love In
4. Abbe May - Lie Down Here (And Be My Girl)
5. Alex Burnett - Shivers
6. Alex Burnett and Lanie Lane - Where The Wild Roses Grow
7. Johnny Mackay - Nick The Stripper
8. Johnny Mackay - People Ain't No Good
9. Lisa Mitchell - The Ship Song
10. Jake Stone - The Weeping Song
11. Urthboy - O Children
12. Dan Sultan - Deanna
13. Tim Rogers - From Her To Eternity
1. Abbe May - Depth Charge Ethel
2. Adalita - Straight To You
3. Lisa Mitchell - Into My Arms
4. Paul Kelly - Nobody's Baby Now
5. Paul Kelly and Adalita - Lament
6. Urthboy - Stagger Lee
7. Bertie Blackman - The Mercy Seat
8. Kram - Henry Lee
9. Kram, Lisa Mitchell and Dan Sultan - There Is A Kingdom
10. Lanie Lane - Jack The Ripper
11. Dan Sultan - Get Ready For Love
12. Adalita - Papa Won't Leave You, Henry
Straight To You, the DVD of the concert will be available on March 2.
The winners are:
Lisa Lepore - NSW
My favourite has always been 'Into My Arms'. I'm surprised it doesn't get played at more weddings. It's the one song which genuinely feels like it's written from a place of deep love. I think we've all felt that way about someone and hope that someone feels that way about us. A gorgeous song I never get sick of hearing.
Liz Glass - WA
It is almost impossible to choose a favourite, but I think I will have to say 'The Mercy Seat'. There's something so wonderfully chaotic and beautiful about it's darkness that had me caught from the moment I heard it. At the time I was dealing with some awful things - a little with myself but mostly things I had found out had happened to people I really cared about, and I felt rather deadened and exhausted emotionally. I lost a lot of faith in humanity, was over it all.
""And the mercy seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning
And in a way I'm yearning
To be done with all this measuring of truth.
An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
And anyway I told the truth
And I'm not afraid to die.""
This spoke to me in all my hurt, and in a way made me understand. That good doesn't always happen, that all this talk of God and love, it doesn't necessarily mean anything. Bad things happen to good people, and that's how the world works. I had been naive before. It wasn't a depressing thought, it was reassuring in a way. It made me see, this was life. And I wasn't so afraid any more.
Nick Cave and his writing has done a lot for me. His music makes so much sense to me, perhaps more than any other music. It is a shame he will never know how much it means to me. But I am certainly grateful.
Jenna Reed Burns - QLD
There are many Nick Cave tracks that I love, but the one that raises the hairs on the back of my neck every time I hear it is 'The Ship Song'. It's such a beautiful lilting tune, imbued with a profound reverence, rather like a wonderful hymn, underscored with what sounds like church bells.
Bridget Box - VIC
'Straight to you' and not because I think its the best song of Nick Cave's but because it introduced me too Nick Cave. Growing up on a farm didn't really expose me to the range of music I love today but I have loved all that is Nick Cave since then. He expresses himself through his music just as clearly as he can with his lyrics. 'Straight to you' started my admiration of Nick Cave and the amazing, crazy, dark, twisted, gentle, expressive, beautiful genius he is.
Roger Swift - ACT
'Brompton Oratory' This is a Nick Cave hymn. The mood is set by the church organ. You can close you eyes and be in a wooden pew at the old Brompton church in London. I love how Nick looks around at the stone apostles and wishes that he too was made of stone, so he would be spared the forlorn pain of being without his lover. Short, with a compelling melody, and packed with angst, lost love and thanks for nothing, God. Just like all great Nick Cave songs.
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Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor. He is best known for his work as a frontman of the critically acclaimed rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, established in 1983, a group known for its eclectic influences and musical styles. Before that, he had fronted the group The Birthday...
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