Remembering: Conway Savage

 Our beloved Conway passed away on Sunday evening. A member of Bad Seeds for nearly thirty years, Conway was the anarchic thread that ran through the band’s live performances. He was much loved by everyone, band members and fans alike. Irascible, funny, terrifying, sentimental, warm-hearted, gentle, acerbic, honest, genuine – he was all of these things and quite literally “had the gift of a golden voice,” high and sweet and drenched in soul. On a drunken night, at four in the morning, in a hotel bar in Cologne, Conway sat at the piano and sang Streets of Laredo to us, in his sweet, melancholy style and stopped the world for a moment. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Goodbye Conway, there isn’t a dry eye in the house. Love, Nick and the Bad Seeds.

Cruel Trick video clip from 2007’s Quickie for Ducky EP by Conway Savage, Amanda Fox & Robert Tickner. 

Conway Savage’s Say It Ain’t So from his self-titled debut solo EP from 1992 featuring Bad Seeds’ Martyn P. Casey and Mick Harvey as a trio.

Conway Savage covering Bring It On in 2004 on his solo Wrong Man’s Hands album. But originally by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds which I did think Conway’s was far better than what ended up on the 2003’s Nocturama album.

The Willow Garden Sung by Savage on lead vocal with Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsB-side song in 1995 which is the old traditional song but the Kylie’s Wild Roses duet was loosely based on.

Conway Savage & Suzie Higgie – Never Going To See You Again. From the Soon Will Be Tomorrow duo album of 1998 but was one of the only tracks with Savage on lead vocals again.

Conway lights up Nick!

Cheers 😥


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