In what is probably a new low in Nick Cave merchandise – bearing in mind his previous lows have included Grinderman pants and tea towels – it was announced this week that Cave had worked with Fast Times and artist Chuck Sperry on a skateboard.
I will be completely honest – whenever I see spotty young urchins pulling tricks at the skate park down on London’s South Bank with their headphones on, I usually do assume they are listening to Nick Cave.
At this rate I think we can assume that a career in fronting insurance commercials when Iggy Pop throws in the towel isn’t far away.
Check out the advert for the deck featuring ‘Nature Boy’ below.
(c) 2015 Mat Smith / Documentary Evidence
Touch Records Beermat. (c) 2014 Mat Smith / Documentary Evidence
Mute tote bag, purchased at Short Circuit in 2011.
Primary use: for carrying bagels from Brick Lane back home on the train.
Email from Gary Asquith (Rema-Rema, Renegade Soundwave), 27 March 2014
I noticed on your pages somewhere that you had a memorabilia section. So……..
Here’s my Women Respond To Bass Badge and my World Cup Willie badge from the 1966 World Cup. I’m not too big on badges, but I have some punk rock bands and……..?
Willie was our lucky mascot for 1966, and the Women Respond badge was a giveaway at our American tour dates in 1990.
Photo courtesy of Gary Asquith.
My sister found me this old Depeche Mode badge a few years ago. I’m guessing it’s from the mid-Eighties.