Leonard Cohen Says Nick Cave “Butchered” Avalanche – But In A Good Way

Who do you feel has done the best job with your music, and who has butchered it?

 

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There have probably been some who have butchered it, but I’ve generally liked the job that people have done with it. I guess you could say Nick Cave butchered my song, ‘Avalanche,’ and if that’s the case, let there be more butchers like that.

 

Leonard Cohen

 

From Rebirth Of A Ladies’ Man by Steven Blush. Seconds No 22: June/July 1993.

Video: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Avalanche
From Her To Eternity album: 1984.

 

Credit Due Department: Photo “Nick Cave 1986” by Yves Lorson – originally posted to Flickr as Nick Cave. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Sept 13, 2017.

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