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The CD starts with a quasi-religious, almost hymn-like song, in Portuguese no less. I liked it from the start as I do the title cut, the epic style of which rather defines Nick Cave for me.
In the Hammer Song, Mick Harvey's guitar work gives it the feel of a theme of a Western movie as the vocals outline the plot.
Next to the Hammer Song, my favorite is the Weeping Song, with its unusual cadence and call/response vocals.
The funniest cut is the Witness Song which takes a perhaps inadvertent crack at faith healing and the power of suggestion.
There is not one badly written song on the album, though obviously I have my favorites. The Good Son is another fine effort from Nick Cave and serves to bolster his reputation not only as a musician, but as a songwriter whose command of language sets him far apart from most of his contemporaries.
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"The Good Son" is reminiscent of Leonard Cohen's "Songs of Love and Hate," but with more of an edge. Read morePublished on Dec 17 2001 by Paco Rivero
I have been a fan of Nick Cave for about 12 years now and eagerly await each new release. Time & time again he continues to deliver the goods. Read morePublished on July 2 2001 by Waffles
I like this album a lot. But then, I also love Kicking Against the Pricks. I think the songs "The Hammer Song" and "Lucy" get underrated. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 1999 by JEFFREY C ZOERNER
disturbing fatally disturbing fragment me again, again,buy it, do it, kill your priest,father, good son, bad seed, father, good son, bad seedPublished on Feb. 20 1999