This is Nick Cave's first album with the Bad Seeds after the split with former band 'The Birthday Party'. Made in 1984 with Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten)(who Apparently achieved his sounds on this album by massaging the strings of his guitar with an electric shaver), Hugo Race(The Wreckery), Barry Adamson (Magazine)and Mick Harvey. After some studio work Cave’s new band made their first public appearance on New Years Eve 1983 in Melbourne, Australia, under the name Nick Cave - Man Or Myth?. The band then briefly called themselves Nick Cave and the Cavemen before adopting the Bad Seeds.
The album has a cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Avalanche' which he says "I never got over that thrill that someone else has chosen a song and wants to do it. I think Nick Cave’s instinct in choosing that song [Avalanche] to cover was very good because that’s just the kind of song that is made to be torn apart and I like the way he tore it apart. I like the way he went out with it."
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