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Music Premiere: Debbie Harry & Nick Cave's Gun Club Cover

News posted Tuesday, March 20 2012 at 05:00 PM.
Related: Nick Cave, Debbie Harry, The Gun Club.

Debbie Harry and Nick Cave have collaborated on ‘The Breaking Hands’, a track from the new Jeffrey Lee Pierce tribute The Journey Is Long. Originally appearing on The Gun Club’s 1987 album Mother Juno, the song has been reinterpreted as a duet, featuring piano, bowed saw, brushes and strings. The pair collaborated on the first compilation of unreleased Jeffrey Lee Pierce material, 2009’s We Are Only Riders.

Other artists appearing on The Journey Is Long include The Dirty Three’s Warren Ellis, Mick Harvey, Tex Perkins and Lydia Lunch. It’ll be out April 6 through Fuse.

Nick Cave & Deborah Harry -The Breaking Hands by Mess+Noise


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FrankieTeardrop  said about 3 years ago:

Quite a nice track, turned into an old-school Nick Cave ballad. Unfortunately I fail to see what Debbie Harry's vocal adds to it.

tihstar  said about 3 years ago:

Am I going insane or is this not actually new? A friend has had this on vinyl for months now. Has he got some sort of dodgy bootleg?

monoceros  said about 3 years ago:

Beautiful. In fact i'd like to see the entire Mother Juno record reinterpreted. A great album marred by horrible 80s production. The original version of this song would be great if it didn't sounds like a Billy Idol cover.

josejones  said about 3 years ago:

I love the original, but agree that this album (and to some extent Miami) has been ruined by horrible production. Jeffrey's songs deserved better.

FrankieTeardrop  said about 3 years ago:

True. The production on 'Miami' wasn't a patch on 'Fire Of Love', which still stands as one of the best-sounding guitar-rock albums ever released. Still, the songs on 'Miami' are pretty genius.

bumhead  said about 3 years ago:

@tihstar - You're not insane. The album has been out via Glitterhouse for a couple months now.

dunstan  said about 3 years ago:

Agreed. Not new. I got it off iTunes a while back! A nice little song tho'. Ramblin' mind is also pretty good

dunstan  said about 3 years ago:

Ohhh! aNOTHer duet...!! Should read more. Hope it's good enough to erase my memories of that dire Cave tribute panto aired on ABC2

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