On October 26, 2018, I saw Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds perform at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It was one of the best shows I’ve seen all year. I’m not even a massive fan of Nick Cave. I’m pretty familiar with Skeleton Tree and Let Love In, but it’s kind of fringe from there on out. Regardless of my inexperience with his full catalog, I was fully dazzled, playing the songs I did know (bless the hits), along with Push The Sky Away stand out “Jubilee Street”.
At this moment in the show is when I decided, “wow – I’m really here for something extraordinary”. Just watch the video above and witness the grand build up and euphoric pay off at the end. Talk about energy, talk about showmanship, talk about brilliance. Luckily, Nick Cave recently released an EP of live cuts from a recent show in Copenhagen, which the video above is from as well. I’ve been listening to it nonstop, telling everyone about it.
Now I’m telling you, dear reader. Even if you’re completely unfamiliar with Cave’s work, I think you’ll probably enjoy this song.