Every Record I Own - Day 195: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis West...



Every Record I Own - Day 195: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis West of Memphis

I’ve been lagging on these posts on account of starting another tour. Today we’re driving across Utah and Nevada, which is always a perfect environment for listening to Nick Cave & Warren Ellis soundtracks. To be honest, West of Memphis isn’t quite as captivating as their scores for The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford, or The Road, but seeing as how those aren’t available on vinyl, we’ll just have to settle for talking about this one.

I’m not a huge Bad Seeds fan. I like The Birthday Party but I tend to listen to more of the Australian punk stuff that came in their wake. I like Grinderman but I don’t listen to them all that often. However, Nick Cave’s instrumental work has always moved me. Assassination of Jesse James in particular was a really big album for Russian Circles during our Station and Geneva tours. Recommended for fans of brooding instrumentals. 

Bought this on tour somewhere a few years ago. Now if you’ll excuse me, I gotta go hop in the van…