The Horror Honeys: Horror TV Tuesday Jam ~ 'Avalanche'

Horror TV Tuesday Jam ~ 'Avalanche'



Do not dress in those rags for me, 
I know you are not poor; 
You don't love me quite so fiercely now 
When you know that you are not sure, 
It is your turn, beloved, 
It is your flesh that I wear...


I know I don't just speak for myself when I say that as far as musicians go, Nick Cave is like god and the devil rolled up into one beautiful, knee-buckling package. His voice has aged from that of an angry Aussie bar brawler to a man who sounds as if he has lived 1000 lifetimes and all of it is perfection. In 1984, Cave and his band, The Bad Seeds, covered Leonard Cohen's "Avalanche" on their album From Her to Eternity, and turned it into a song of dark angry pride. It was inarguably one of the best covers of all time.

Until now. While I am loathe to promote anything tagged with the phrase, "From Executive Producer Michael Bay," Starz's Black Sails has actually been kind of an awesomely addictive pirate drama. But when the promo for the new season was released, it was soundtracked by a new, piano and violin version of "Avalanche" featuring Cave's grownup, world-wearied voice. And I have, quite literally, not been able to stop listening to this song since. So join me in my newest addiction, and good luck fighting off the feels. ~RH