As part of Ausmusic month in November last year, triple j announced a run of Nick Cave tribute concerts, which had some of Australia’s best talent covering songs from Birthday Party, Boys Next Door, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman. The concert series, named Straight To You, will now be released as a 2CD album of the live recordings, and DVD of the concert as well.
Some of the musicans who took taking part in the show included, Abbe May, Adalita, Alex Burnett (Sparkadia), Ben Corbett (SixFtHick), Bertie Blackman, Dan Sultan, Jake Stone (Bluejuice), Johnny Mackay (Children Collide), Kram (Spiderbait), Lanie Lane, Lisa Mitchell, Muscles, Tim Rogers (You Am I) and Urthboy (The Herd).
“Cave is undeniably one of the true greats of music. Starting with Boys Next Door and then The Birthday Party, he’s gone on to make 14 albums with The Bad Seeds and two more with Grinderman. He has been both incredibly prolific and consistently brilliant. Recurring appearances in Hottest 100’s speak volumes of Nick Cave’s relevancy to new generations of music fans.” – triple j’s Richard Kingsmill
The 2CD of live recordings will be available on February 10th. The DVD of the concert will be available on March 2nd. The full show will also be broadcast on ABC2 TV and triple j radio, 26th January.
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 (& 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