Archive for the ‘Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Category

#86 : New and old punk bands around the world : UK, France, USA and Australia…Last news : The Saints and Laughing Clowns re-form with the Original members for the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival 2009!! Nick Cave will be there too !!

Jeudi, octobre 2nd, 2008
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This time I got a true live audience with Gary from Dublin (Ireland), David from Galicie (Spain) and David from Torino (Italy) and I interviewed them during the time I played the songs chosen for that podcast : 16’s Legal from 3 Foot Ninja (UK), “Ode à Sarko” from Miseres et Cordes (France), “Blood for Oil” from Mutant Press (USA), “Where did I go wrong” (+ “I love Rock and Roll” in intro) from the band “X” founded by Ian Rilen, “Skinny Jean” from Ed Kuepper and “Wild about you and Erotic Neurotic” from the Original Saints (all those bands from Australia if you didn’t know it before)…Gary (18 years old) and the both David (24 years old) were very serious to give their point of view, they played themselves in bands : punk, lo-fi garage, new metal…a true shared pleasure with them, i hope for you too !

Jordan (16 years old) from 3 Foot Ninja (UK) Gary (18) from Dublin (Ireland)

Mutant Press (USA), the band “X” (Australia) in 2003 with Steve Lucas, Cath Synnerdahl, Ian Rilen and Geof Holmes (a meeting of the original line-up who recorded the “I love Rock’n Roll” album)

BTW : Gary and the both David owned a group of 20 young people between 16 and 24 who were during a week at Marseille in September for a transnational training session where I taught them how to record an interview and put it on a blog (on Meltingtalks soon with the best moments!!).

David from Italy (his band : your personal Santa Claus), Gary from Ireland and his percing-tunnel (his band : “As it bleeds”!!) David from Spain (his band : SNC “Sistema Nervioso Centra”), Gary and me at the final party !

Big and unexpected news at the end : Ed Kuepper announced to me Yesterday they re-formed the Original Saints with Chris Bailey and Ivor Hay for three shows at All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in January 2009…in Australia !!! For the same event he will re-form as well Laughing Clowns with Jeffrey Weggener, Louise Elliott and Leslie Millar…more ? Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds will be there too !!!!!!!!

#85 Ed Kuepper in European tour 2008 Part 4 Live recording at the soundcheck at the Olympia at Paris with the Bad Seeds : interview in French and in English under the black flag with Radio Libertaire and Place aux fous musique !!

Dimanche, août 10th, 2008
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In this podcast a live interview with ED KUEPPER recorded after his soundcheck at the Olympia at Paris June 9th for the last show of his European tour 2008 with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Ed Kuepper just before the show; Ed at the show during Eternally yours

The interview is simultaneously translated in French by my friend Eric Tessier who hosts the rock show “Place aux fous musique” on the French Anarchist radio “Radio Libertaire” : a premiere on Meltingpod !! Eric couldn’t air the interview before the end of July, that’s why I waited.
I illustrated the interview with some excerpts of my live recordings at the soundcheck, specially when from the very first minutes both Bad Seeds Warren Ellis at the violin and Martyn Casey at the bass joined Ed Kuepper and Jeffrey Wegener to improvise together fot the first time on “Eternally yours” !!! A very nice surprise !

Jeffrey, Ed, Warren and Martyn at the soundcheck working on Eternally yours; Ed and Eric after the interview in the dressing room.

But the acoustic was very hard at the Olympia ( a new venue in fact, the old one has been destroyed a few years ago!!) and the sound engineer is working during my recording : not easy in that context to capture a correct sound but this recording was the unique memory of that interesting work; so I chose to keep some short moments like a very special noisy version from “Nights in Venice” at the end !! L’Olympia : a new punk venue ?

Ed’s sound engineer at the desk; The unique place to hear a sound which was not too much saturated in that prestigious venue !!

Ed announced in the interview his own label “Prince Melon records”‘ re-launching and his first live album’s release under this label. You could order on line his new production on the Prince Melon records page on myspace : Sir Alfonso will offer you for the visit a free downloading of a live bootleg recorded in November 2007 at Brisbane with the Kowalski Collective : don’t miss it and try to support his initiative if you believe in the independant music !!
You can as well support Meltingpod by clicking on my kangaroo logo on the right column of this blog and become an Happy Donator : even if it’s symbolic, it’s important to be present !

Prince Melon and Sir Alfonso’s three first bootlegs

Meltingpod Connections
Update August 11th : hey watch what I found on youtube today !!!! Ed Kuepper and Jeffrey Wegener joining Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on stage to play the encore…at the Olympia !!!! what a crazy end !!

Ed Kuepper Live at l’Olympia : videos recorded at his show at Paris during his European tour with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Vendredi, juin 27th, 2008

I filmed Ed Kuepper during some moments of his show at l’Olympia at Paris with my usual camera using the “video” option without a lot of expectations for the sound quality but the result is not too bad…anyway it’s surely (or one of ??) the unique recording from this nice performance with two members of the Bad Seeds who joined Ed and his drummer Jeffrey Wegener to improvise together around “Eternally yours” : Warren Ellis added his violin (like on the Jean-Lee album) and Martyn P. Casey his bass.


The seduced French audience during Ed Kuepper’s show at l’Olympia !!

On another side it signed at least my entrance in youtube as a video producer !!! the first Meltingvideopod I launched years ago as a test (November 3rd 2005) with the Streetwalkin’cheetahs was a promotion for that band I like but not my own production (no recorder fot that)…so enjoy this new and first experience and support Meltingworlds by Paypal if you want me buying a true videocamera for a best result next time !!…:)

And Vote for Ed with winning maybe Ed’s albums on that link before July 3rd : for “Australia’s Greatest Independent Albums of All Time” !! Ed has 4 nominations (on the selected 50), including his first solo album Eletrical Storm , as well as Honey Steels Gold and Laughing Clowns ‘Mr Uddich Schuddich goes to town’. His first recording from 1976 [I'm] Stranded by the original Saints is nominated as a single.

#82 Ed Kuepper LIVE at l’Olympia Paris and at the Tempodrom Berlin : Interview (part3) in the Tiergarten during his European tour 2008 with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Mercredi, juin 18th, 2008
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I start this podcast with ED KUEPPER opening his show at l’Olympia June 9th at Paris with one my favorite song “the way I made you feel”!!

Ed Kuepper and Jeffrey Wegener during their show at l’Olympia

Martyn P.Casey from the Bad Seeds joining Ed and Jeffrey on stage

That concert closed his 3 weeks long european tour with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with some great moments : Martyn P. Casey and Warren Ellis (the violonist and bass guitarist from the Bad Seeds) joined Ed and Jeffrey on stage for an unforgettable version from Eternally yours (videos clips soon : stay connected !!).; at the end of Nick Cave’ s show Ed and Jeffrey joined the Bad Seeds…Paris was lucky and me too !!

For the last song a big jam : Ed Kuepper, Warren Ellis (violin) and Nick Cave (back on the piano); the three drummers together : Thomas Wydler, Jeffrey Wegener and Jim Sclavunos !!

We continued the interview (part 3) in a very quiet, peaceful and intimate garden with flowers we found out walking in the Tiergarten at Berlin without a precise idea of the North…in fact a place for confidences and Ed spoke about his temporary blockage to write any song or play live after producing 12 (or 15 ?) albums between 1990 and 1997 , how he started again and his new approach of the music now !!

In that podcast I played “Horse under water” recorded during the show at the Tempodrom, “Rainy night” and Everything I got belongs to you” recorded during the soundcheck at l’Olympia…Ed tested all the time new versions with Jeffrey and it’s really an endless pleasure…:)

Some relaxing moments with Jeffrey in the dressing room at l’Olympia, with the Bad Seeds in the street at Paris (Matt Crosby the sound engineer and Conway Savage the pianist) !!

There will be a part 4 proposing a new interview recorded with Ed at l’Olympia and my friend Eric Tessier who hosts the bi-weekly rock show “Place aux fous musique” from Radio Libertaire, a national French radio spread by the Anarchist Federation (simultaneously translated in French); the podcast will be published after he will air the show July 25th…here I just played an extract with some great news about Ed’s projects for the second part of 2008 !! We couldn’t wait to share that with you !!

Meltingpod Connections
Update June 25th : interesting interviews with Ed (in 2002 to 2005) on that site at “Tarentula!” by Christopher Hollow.

#80 Ed Kuepper LIVE interview and music at Berlin during his European tour with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds : Soundcheck in the Tempodrom and Interview in the Tiergarten Podcast Part 1

Jeudi, mai 29th, 2008
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At least I met ED KUEPPER in person at Berlin and he offered me the possibility to record his both soundchecks and live shows May 21th and 22th…alone with him, his drummer Jeffrey Wegener and the sound engineer in the Tempodrom the biggest venue at Berlin and a few hours later packed with 3500 people : I really loved the intimacy of the soundchecks but the shows were very exciting too and good !!!

Alone in the Tempodrom at Berlin with Ed Kuepper and Jeffrey Wegener at the soundcheck

Ed and Jeffrey playing live in front of 3500 people
The crowd at the break in the Tempodrom; Jeffrey at the break in the dressing room ! (click to enlarge the pics)

The second day in the afternoon I recorded one hour interview with Ed Kuepper in the Tiergarten a wonderful park in the middle of Berlin : my idea was to approach his musical evolution during 35 years.
In this podcast part one we started at Brême-Germany where Ed was born, then his childhood in Australia and his beginning with the “second band” : “Kid Galahad and the Eternals aka the Saints”…be patient : a small ridiculous little wind wasted the five first minutes of the recording but fortunately I detected it. I illustrate the interview with some of my live recordings at the soundcheck with : “When I first came to this land, Rainy night, Honey steel’s gold, The way I made you feel” + an unexpected cover from Skip James “Cypress Grove Blues” by Ed and Jeffrey + a cover I chose from the Troggs “I want you” by the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs featuring Wayne Kramer to illustrate Ed’s talk about this first song they played with Chris and Ivor at their high school party…+ a short interview with Jeffrey at the end recorded after the second show : he even sang me a song…:)

Ed Kuepper’s European Tour’s last dates with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds :
May 30 2008 8:00P Villa Solaria Florence
May 31 2008 8:00P Vila Fidelia Perugia
Jun 1 2008 8:00P Tendastrisce Rome
Jun 3 2008 8:00P IN Music Festival Zagreb
Jun 4 2008 8:00P Arena Belgrade
Jun 6 2008 8:00P Moni Lazariston Salonika
Jun 7 2008 8:00P Lycabetus Theatre Athens
Jun 9 2008 8:00P Olympia Paris

#77 Ed Kuepper’s interview about his European tour 2008 with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds !!!

Jeudi, mai 1st, 2008
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A new podcast interview with ED KUEPPER to come back again with Meltingpod and to start this May first day : what’s better with Spring coming ?
Great news : Ed Kuepper and his drummer Jeffrey Wegener are Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds‘ special guests for a fantastic European tour around almost all the capitals, starting for Ed at Oslo May 16th to finish June 9th at…Paris !!!

Jeffrey Wegener and Ed Kuepper at Brisbane in 2008
(pics Glen 0′Malley; projections from Judi Dransfield-Kuepper).

As always Ed is very precise and sincere to answer to my questions and he develops his “romantic” concept about his live performances…Warning ! you could become addict and book all of his shows !
I played “My best interest at heart”, “When I first came to this land” and “Flypaper”…A friend’s advice if you want to know more about Ed, order his both compilations (49 songs exactly each time !!) : “The Magic Mile” (Ed Kuepper) or “Cruel but Fair” (the Laughing Clowns).
Ed sent me unreleased versions from “the Laughing Clowns” and “Eternally yours” to give you an idea of his duo guitar-vocals and drums with Jeffrey…a big pleasure in perspective if you can catch a show near your town :

May 16 2008 8:00P Spektrum,Oslo Oslo
May 17 2008 8:00P Annexe Stockholm Stockholms län
May 19 2008 8:00P KB Halle Copenhagen
May 21 2008 8:00P Tempodrom Berlin -SOLD OUT !!!-
May 22 2008 8:00P Tempodrom Berlin
May 24 2008 8:00P Sparta Hall Prague
May 25 2008 8:00P Gasometer Wien
May 26 2008 8:00P Petofi Csarnok Budapest
May 28 2008 8:00P Alcatraz Milan
May 30 2008 8:00P Villa Franca tbc Verona
May 31 2008 8:00P Vila Fidelia tbc Perugia
Jun 1 2008 8:00P Tendastrisce tbc Rome
Jun 3 2008 8:00P IN Music Festival Zagreb
Jun 4 2008 8:00P Arena Belgrade
Jun 6 2008 8:00P Moni Lazariston Salonika
Jun 7 2008 8:00P Lycabetus Theatre Athens
Jun 9 2008 8:00P Olympia Paris

BTW : I didn’t completly recover ( I still was too bad to see Nick Cave’ show at Marseille April 26h !!) but I hope to be able to meet Ed Kuepper somewhere in Europe…:)
If this website is still alive (my server Free cut my account because of a violent spammers’ attack during my sickness) it’s thanks to some of my friends who answered present and saved my database, updated my Wordpress version like Markus from Berlin, the French podcasters like Luc Saint-Elie from Paris (the first French male podcaster who helped me the first French female podcaster to start her blog in 2005 !!) and Alain Thomas from Bordeaux (Palmipode).
Thanks to you three and thanks to all my listeners who regularly (sometimes daily !!) sent me messages of love during these bad last two months : it was very very precious to avoid to give up !!
But working on a computer stays very painful for my neck and arm and I think I will publish just a few podcasts this year with the most important interviews for me or “quick and easy made” with music only…so stay connected !