Friday, January 23, 2009

they are weeping back at them...

shocking news of the day:

Mick Harvey has announced that he's leaving the Bad Seeds.

since Mick is the only Bad Seeds member that has been consistent since the very beginning and then some (if you count the Birthday Party years), this makes for fairly major Nick Cave news. it was sad when Blixa left a few years back, but the direction that the Bad Seeds were taking at the time ended up working alright without him (ie: more traditional songwriting).

i think that i'm confident that Nick can keep things kicking (creatively) without him (especially with Warren Ellis around), but most people aren't aware that Harvey was a major figure in the groups sound from day one, AND took care of almost all the managerial aspects of the band. fingers crossed for everyone involved, basically.

more linkage:
mick harvey
ABC australia

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