Thursday, June 14, 2018

Drama queen

Nick Cave's songs have always been about theatricality and performance, often sung in the voices of memorable characters. So Camille O'Sullivan's show Cave, performed at the Wales Millennium Centre this week as part of the Festival Of Voice, made perfect sense.

O'Sullivan sent me scampering back home to listen to The Boatman's Call in particular, the first Bad Seeds album I ever got, but for me the highlight of her show wasn't 'Into My Arms' (our choice of song for our first dance, dontcha know) or a brilliant rendition of 'People Ain't No Good' but the incredible opener, 'God Is In The House', from 2001's No More Shall We Part. More than 15 years on, those lyrics still make my jaw drop.

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