Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Nightmarish Day 19: Nick Cave "Long Black Veil"
Birthday Party singer turned solo singer/songwriter Nick Cave performs an amazing cover of "Long Black Veil." It's an old country ballad originally written in 1959 and performed by Lefty Frizzell, and since then covered by all sorts including Johnny Cash. Cave's got impeccable goth credentials and so I'm going with his version. Plus, his back band, The Bad Seeds, provide excellent twangy instrumentation that evokes with a certain amount of humor and exaggeration, a ghostly and melancholy country western tableau.