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?

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…..😱😱😱😱