Cave, Perkins Pay Tribute To Gun Club’s Pierce
News posted Tuesday, March 20 2012 at 12:00 PM.
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The likes of Nick Cave, Mick Harvey and Tex Perkins will appear on a new compilation of previously unreleased works by Jeffrey Lee Pierce.
The Gun Club frontman died from a brain hemorrhage in 1996, but material – mostly unfinished and recorded on cassette – had recently been unearthed by Pierce’s latter day collaborator Cypress Grove while clearing out his loft.
Following 2009’s We Are Only Riders collection comes The Journey Is Long, a sort of cross between Mermaid Avenue and Josh Homme’s Dessert Sessions project, which features performances and collaborations by artists including Mick Harvey, Hugo Race, Warren Ellis, Nick Cave and Barry Adamson. There are also duets between Nick Cave and Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Tex Perkins and Lydia Lunch, and Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell.
The Journey Is Long is out April 6 through Fuse. A third and final volume, The Task Has Overwhelmed Us, is slated for release later this year.
City In Pain – Nick Cave
I’m Going Upstairs – Hugo Race
From Death To Texas – Steve Wynn
The Breaking Hands – Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell
The Jungle Book – The Amber Lights
Rose’s Blues – Bertrand Cantat, Pascal Humbert, Warren Ellis, Cypress Grove
Zonar Roze – Thalia Zedek and Chris Brokaw
L.A. County Jail Blues – Cypress Grove
I Wanna Be You – Barry Adamson
Sonny Boy – Mick Harvey
Book Of Love – Vertical Smile (Youth from Killing Joke)
Body And Soul – Astro-Unicorn
The Brink – Lydia Lunch
The Breaking Hands – Nick Cave And Debbie Harry
In My Room – Tex Perkins & Lydia Lunch
The Jungle Book – Tav Falco & Panther Burns
St. Marks Place – Mick Harvey
Ain’t My Problem Baby – The Jim Jones Revue