Leonard Cohen Says Nick Cave “Butchered” Avalanche – But In A Good Way

721px-Nick_Cave_1986Who do you feel has done the best job with your music, and who has butchered it?

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There have probably been some who have butchered it, but I’ve generally liked the job that people have done with it. I guess you could say Nick Cave butchered my song, ‘Avalanche,’ and if that’s the case, let there be more butchers like that.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

From Rebirth Of A Ladies’ Man by Steven Blush. Seconds No 22: June/July 1993. Also see

Video: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Avalanche 
From Her To Eternity album: 1984.

 

Credit Due Department: Photo “Nick Cave 1986” by Yves Lorson – originally posted to Flickr as Nick Cave. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons.

2 Replies to “Leonard Cohen Says Nick Cave “Butchered” Avalanche – But In A Good Way”

  1. Chris

    Well, with all the coincidences in the world I was just listening to a Nick Cave CD when I read this post. And as much as I like Nick Cave, in the case of Avalanche ‘butchered’ is the only suitable word…..😱😱😱😱

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