"Hit the North" video
Beggars Banquet 1988
Kid doesn’t play on this one but he stars in the video.
Lucky for you it’s still in print – I think.
OF INDEPENDENCE (1989)
video possesses a hilarious title. Inside you will find live clips
by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Crime
and the City Solution, and Swans.
I’m not really sure what they are independent of - or how
they have become the rulers over this particular autonomy –
but all three "kings" are of course some of the greats.
Kid plays with the Bad Seeds on “Saint Huck” and “Stranger
"La Historia de Un Amour"
Snub TV Vol 2
Virgin Music Video 1991
don’t know where you’ll find this, but they made a video
for “La Historia de Un Amour” from Kid’s first
solo EP In the Heat of the Night
and they compiled it here.
Kid Congo Powers discuss recording "La Historia de Un Amour"
CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS
The Road To God Knows Where
you’re reading this, you’ve probably already seen Uli
Schuppel's classic documentary. I haven’t seen
this one for some time, but I remember Nick Cave on the bus drinking
diet root beer, reading reviews, and playing John
Lee Hooker songs. In particular I recall an amazing
fan letter from a woman who sits alone and listens to Tammy
Wynette (and lives in apartment number 9?). There’s
backstage footage which include a visit from Lydia
Lunch and Jim
Thirwell. There’s a heated argument with a promoter
about a sound system. Finally, there’s also great live footage
- most of which is all-to-short an wets your appetite for more.
There's also an acoustic version of “The
Kid Congo Powers discuss filming The Road to God Knows Where
collaborating instrumental group Die
Haut filmed a video of their live album Sweat
- except that the video was recorded at another venue in Berlin
the same month and has a slightly different set. This time the guest
vocalists are Nick Cave, Anita
Lane, Lydia Lunch, Blixa Bargeld, Alex
Hacke, and Kid Congo Powers. Kid kicks off the video
singing “(You Seen) Angel Jesus?”, one of his vocal
tracks from 1988’s Headless
Body in Topless Bar, and “In The Heat Of The Night”
from his solo EP that shares the same name. He appears once more
for the grande finale with the rest of the cast for The
PREACHIN' THE BLUES
UK Video Visionary 1995
is one of the many excellent live videos filmed at the legendary
in Manchester (check out others by The
Birthday Party and The
Fall). This is the Las
Vegas Story lineup with Pierce,
Morrison, and Terry
Graham – a bona-fide supergroup if you ask me.
The band goes through a fine sampling of the repertoire up to this
point – from “Sex
of Love,” “Preachin’
the Blues,” and “Goodbye
Johnny” to the Miami
and Las Vegas Story classics.
Blue is Beautiful
directed by James Schneider/Dischord 1998
what director James Schneider calls a combination of "an experimental
documentary and just a rock movie," he captures Make-Up
on the road in 1997. You will find Kid here as well - touring as
the percussionist in with this incredible and much-missed band.
Kid Congo Powers discuss touring with Make-Up
CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS
The Videos (1998)
Congo Powers appears in this collection of Nick Cave and the Bad
Seeds' highly stylized music videos. He plays and sings backup on
Weeping Song," and "The
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