See Nick Cave and Bad Seeds’ Devastating ‘Steve McQueen’ Video
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have shared the official video for “Steve McQueen,” a spoken word piece featured in the documentary One More Time With Feeling but left off the accompanying LP Skeleton Tree.
The black-and-white clip from the harrowing Andrew Dominik-directed film shows Cave and his Bad Seeds rehearsing the Skeleton Tree track “Girl in Amber” while the singer recites his foreboding poem in voiceover.
“I’m a housefly called ‘God,’ and I don’t give a fuck/ Here I come up the elevator, 60 floors, hoping I don’t get stuck/ And everyone out here does mean, and everyone out here does pain/ But someone’s got to sing new stars, and someone’s got to sing the rain,” Cave says. “I’m the atomizer, I’m the vaporizer, I turn everything to crud/ I like it here in your flesh and blood.”
One More Time With Feeling arrived on DVD, Blu-ray and 3-D Blu-ray today. On May 5th, Cave and the Bad Seeds will release Lovely Creatures, a 3CD/1DVD collection that culls the band’s greatest hits and fan favorites from 1984 to 2014.