Last night, Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds, now known as Grinderman, rocked the eff out on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They played “Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man” from their recently released Grinderman 2. To no one’s surprise, they did not play “No Pussy Blues,” which I can only imagine would not be allowed without some serious bleeping. However, “Mickey Mouse” does include a very salient refrain that goes, “And he sucked her and he sucked her and he sucked her dry,” which at times became, “And we sucked her, we sucked her, we sucked her dry.” It went over surprisingly well!
To see the video, click on the link and go to the 36:00 mark or the hash mark signifying the final commercial break in the show. You will thank me when you hear him howl. Multiple times. Like you might expect from the wolf on the cover of the album.
I can’t explain it… but Nick Cave… long-haired, usually mustachioed, lyrically misogynistic, and often chest-brandishing is super sexy when he jumps around and growls. And nothing pleases me more than a vibrant rainbow of synth pedals in the very capable feet of Grinderman. Feedback resounds!