Grinderman reform for one-off Coachella gig

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I didn’t hear about this until it was too late – the excellent Grinderman reforming for a one-off (two-off?) gig at Coachella (at which Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds also perform).  Grinderman’s Facebook page reports:

Getting ready for tonight’s Grinderman show at Coachella.

Watch the live video webcast tonight at 10.10pm PDT at: www.youtube.com/coachella

The broadcast time turns out to be about nothing o’clock in UK time, and, a bit like the Cave gig streamed recently (also on YouTube), the final recordings do not make it long-term to YouTube (but they did surface elsewhere).  What the bloody hell  is that all about?

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Grinderman, live at the Exit Festival, Petrovaradin Fortres, Novi Sad, Serbia, 10th July 2011 (video, entire gig, 43 minutes)

Ginderman’s entire set from their appearance at the Exit Festival in Serbia, 2011.

Originally aired on MTV Australia

Setlist

  1. Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man
  2. Worm Tamer
  3. Get It On
  4. Heathen Child
  5. Evil
  6. When My Baby Comes
  7. Honey Bee (Let’s Fly to Mars)
  8. Kitchenette
  9. No Pussy Blues
  10. Bellringer Blues
  11. Grinderman
  12. Love Bomb (encore)

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Nick Cave’s 30 Greatest Songs

In 1980, a moody band of Australians moved to London, changed their name to The Birthday Party, and initiated a full-blooded assault on the music business. Volatile and chaotic, it seemed unlikely they would last long. Thirty years later, however, their leader Nick Cave has survived to become one of his generation’s pre-eminent singer-songwriters. This month, Uncut celebrates the wild and erudite maestro behind The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, and invites him, his friends and bandmates to select the 30 finest songs in his capacious repertoire.

via Nick Cave’s 30 Greatest Songs – Uncut.co.uk.

The first track from Grinderman 2 RMX surfaces – Silver Alert’s remix of “Evil” with Matt Berninger on vocals

The first track from Grinderman 2 RMX – their remix LP – has surfaced.  It is  Silver Alert’s remix of “Evil”, with Matt Berninger (from The National) on vocals.

And it is really good.  Really.  And if this is a taster of what is to come on the remix LP then I think we are in for a real treat.

This is more a complete re-working of the song, from the ground up, rather than a straight-forward re-mix, and that is what is really exciting – it is a whole new track.

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Stunning Grinderman posters from their 2011 Melbourne gigs

Grinderman may be no more, but I recently came across these absolutely stunning posters  for their Melbourne gigs on 17th and 18th January 2011.

The first poster, left, was illustrated by Ken Taylor, who seems to do a lot of one-off gig poster design (see his excellent blog for posters from Pearl Jam,  Swans, Soundgarden, the Decemberists and Bon Iver and Queens of the Stone Age among many).

Melbourne based Illustrator & Designer Ken Taylor works primarily within the music industry and is predominantly well-known for his striking rock posters. Ken started in Perth Western Australia doing posters and album artwork for local bands. In 2001 He moved to Melbourne and slowly started to create a name for himself within Melbourne’s music scene. In 2006 he went out on his own and started to work full-time on music based artwork.

This poster is (currently) available from Beyond the Pale:

Size: 872 x 297 mm
Limited Edition: 375
Print Type: 250 gsm matte sandstone archival
Price: $49.00 AUD

I ordered two of this poster and two of the next which, with shipping from Australia to the UK, cost $195 AUD  – about £138 (or $215 USD).  And the customer service has been great so far!

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Grinderman to release remix version of their second album

Nick Cave’s Grinderman may have recently disbanded, but they’ll release a remix album, Grinderman 2 RMX, on Mute internationally on March 12 and Anti- in North America on March 13.

It collects remixes, covers, and reworkings of cuts off their 2010 album Grinderman 2, mostly previously released, except for a remix from Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, which can be heard above, and one from SixToes. Contributors also include the National’s Matt Berninger, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, the Horrors’ Faris Badwan’s Cat’s Eyes project, and Grinderman themselves, with a demo version of “Evil” and a reworking of “Heathen Child” featuring Robert Fripp.

via Grinderman to Release Remix Album | News | Pitchfork.