Playlist: Nick Cave Rage Guest Programmer in 1994

Let’s start the week with this! The other day I when looking for what the hell I could find online of when this happen on Aussie TV on Xmas night way back in 90’s? The Rage facebook page does have that video just below posted on his 60th B’day a couple of years ago now but that was it, pretty much! Off course, I still have this on VHS videotape and I even converted it to DVD disc at some point. My laytop’s disc drive is totally fucked ATM so no uploading the whole thing but I’ve turned it into yet another playlist just above are all the tracks or almost all the right videos clips he picked and played then too, enjoy!

Edit: Rage re-play it in bits on Saturday December 21st 2019 as a part of their Nick Cave Special, here’s a link to it on their website.

Nick Cave was the guest programmer on Rage, the Australian television music show on 25th December 1994 and below is the complete list what he played:

  • Anita Lane – Jesus Almost Got Me
  • Anita Lane and Barry Adamson – These Boots Are Made For Walking
  • Kylie Minogue – Better The Devil You Know
  • Kim Salmon & the Surrealists – I Fell
  • Einstuerzende Neubauten – Blume
  • Diamanda Galas – Do You Take This Man
  • Laughing Clowns – Eternally Yours
  • Carpenters – Close To You
  • Talk Talk – It’s My Life
  • Sonic Youth – Dirty Boots
  • Neil Young – Cinnamon Girl
  • Tom Waits – In The Neighbourhood
  • Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
  • PJ Harvey – 50 Foot Queenie
  • Beasts Of Bourbon – Chase The Dragon
  • Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
  • Plastic Ono Band – Give Peace A Chance
  • John Lee Hooker – The Healer
  • John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom
  • Van Morrison & John Lee Hooker – Gloria
  • Van Morrison – Real Real Gone
  • Dave Graney ‘N’ the Coral Snakes – You Wanna Be Loved
  • Dave Graney ‘N’ the Coral Snakes – I’m Gonna Release Your Soul
  • Beck – Loser
  • Bee Gees – Run To Me
  • Shane MacGowan – That Woman’s Got Me Drinking
  • The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York
  • The Saints – (I’m) Stranded
  • The Saints – Know Your Product
  • Sacred Cowboys – Nothing Grows In Texas
  • Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
  • Michael Jackson – Dirty Dianna
  • Rollins Band – Tearing
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Looking Out My Backdoor
  • Boney M – By The Rivers Of Babylon
  • Tom Jones – If I Only Knew
  • Bob Dylan – Tangled Up In Blue
  • Bob Dylan – Series Of Dreams
  • The Reels – Bad Moon Rising
  • The Reels – Quasimodo’s Dream
  • Barry White – Practice What You Preach
  • Al Green – Love Is A Beautiful Thing

After he chooses all these songs Rage TV show did played all his promo video clips up to the Red Right Hand because it was in 1994 then. The funnest bit of the whole show was when Nick himself forgotten the name of his then brand new song, greatest bit of your own PR ever on Aussie TV! You can hear someone else saying Red Right Hand and Cave laughing because all of it’s happening on camera. Anyway I’ve just got that one and only Bad Seeds clip/track at the end to finish with!

NC on Rage in 1994!

The Rage guest programmers playlists I’ve blogged are very few and far in-between but here’s the other ones: The Drones in 2009, Ed Kuepper only last year, HTRK in 2014 and The Drones again in 2016 is it! All four are linked, if you wanna look/listen?

Cheers 🙂

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