Some of you who’ve been following this blog over the last few weeks may now want to look into the Bad Seeds’ back catalogue a little more. So, here’s my suggested mixtape for the Bad Seeds’ 80s output. Now, there’s a fine art to making a mixtape – I’d encourage you to go and read or watch Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity for pointers – but in essence this is just a couple of tracks from each album that I think are pretty representative choices. Plus, it adds up to just under half an hour per side, so you can chuck it onto a sixty-minute tape with a little bit of room to spare. Oh yeah, old school!

Side 1:
Sad Waters
In The Ghetto
Long Black Veil
The Carny

Side 2:
City of Refuge
Black Crow King
The Singer
From Her to Eternity
The Mercy Seat

(* first released on a Neil Young tribute collection from ’89, but more easily found on the thoroughly excellent Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ ‘B-Sides and Rarities’)

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