November 14, 2008
Nick Cave was interviewed over at pitchfork.tv. In the interview he said:
"Rock'n'roll is often kind of belittled as being kind of the -I mean, Shakespeare and especially poetry were up here, and rock'n'roll was just a joke.
"I listened to that stuff for years growing up. And then at some point it occurred to me that... rock'n'roll music is extraordinary. It has the effect of literally changing your life, and your entire body chemistry and stuff within a few seconds. And there's something that I've gotten from that that I've never really gotten from a novel or looking at a painting.
"There's certain musicians, like Nina Simone, or Bob Dylan, or Leonard Cohen -if they didn't actually exist, any one of those people- my life would be significantly different. But I could probably get away with not having read Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky or something."
No Pussy Blues - Grinderman
Love Letter - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds