Grinderman’s opening act in the North American tour, Armin Ra, broke his theremin at the New York show. while the theremin was repaired, Shilpa Ray was personally requested by Grinderman to be the opener in the DC, Atlanta, Nashville, and Memphis shows.
she was fantastic, a girl singing and screaming with only her harmonium for accompaniment. Shilpa’s voice goes from wounded to growling in the same verse; mesmerizing.
later in the set she got the crowd to clapping and OOOooooOOoooo along – and closed by informing us in the audience that “Grinderman was fucking awesome and she was going to get wasted and watch them with us”.
a girl after my own heart
check out a couple of songs from her upcoming album with her band, The Happy Hookers, Teenage and Torture
In the eighties, it looked as though Cave might become a darker, underground version of Elvis, but that time has passed, partly because his interests have changed. Now his profile is pleasantly complicated; in the past thirty years he has channelled a dozen different versions of the male psyche. To the rock audience, he is a highbrow front man who also writes novels and soundtracks, and pals about with artistes who wouldn’t be caught dead at a rock show where the audience is forced to stand.
Grinderman 2 is here. on the first few listens, it comes across a bit milder than Grinderman – not as dissonant and electrified. more melodic and a bit tender. the influence of NC & The Bad Seeds is noticeable, same as Grinderman had a marked influence on Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!
funny song. yes, it is about what you thought it was about
this one is kinda sweet – even with the “eeevil!” chorus – which I could do without
the entire album Grinderman 2: Enter the Wolfman is streaming in Grinderman myspace this week in advance of the album release next week, Monday September 13 in the UK and Tuesday September 14 in the US.
sadly he is not touring with Grinderman, his recent side project. I've been watching the videos on YT and lmho. cute animals doing not-so-cute things and Nick handling an ax. plus already-mentioned porntastic mustache.