Kicking Against The Pricks (2009 Remastered Version)
Label: Mute, a BMG Company
On this brilliant covers album, Nick Cave (in crooning zombie mode) humbly pays tribute to the death and heartbreak obsessives who came before him. Cave scored a U.K. hit with "The Singer," which reminded people just how special and weird Johnny Cash really was. Works by Lou Reed, John Lee Hooker, Roy Orbison, Jimmy Webb and other solitary eccentrics are also here.