On the beach the last few days gave me a chance to catch up with my favorite rock rags (MOJO, HARP, No Depression, Uncut) and the recent issue of Magnet with cover boy Conor Oberst. And yeah I dig Bright Eyes - wanna make something of it?
But what really caught my eye and tickled my inner jackass was this bit from Nick Cave regarding offers to reform his seminal post-punk psycho blues outfit the Birthday Party.
No. Nobody has mentioned it, and we would never do that. I mean, (bassist) Tracy Pew is dead, and he was the engine. As far as I'm concerned, he was what the Birthday Party was all about. I'd never have any interest in doing that. Something like Crowded House, you could be 158 and play a concert, and it would still be much the same. But the Birthday Party came out of a particular time. We were young. It's young man's stuff.
Good stuff... and by the way Michael, where's that Nick Cave comp?