Published Aug 08, 2019Nick Cave has been active on his Red Hand Files site as of late, sharing his thoughts on Morrissey and hinting at a new Grinderman album. Now, another revelation from the site saw Cave note he once collaborated with Flatbush Zombies.
Cave got on the subject of the Brooklyn rap trio through answering a reader's question about merchandising art, which led to him talking about his own favourite pieces of band merch.
"As I write, I am wearing an ancient Sonic Youth Goo T-shirt from 1990, back when I was in Thurston Moore's good books," Cave wrote. "I also own a very beautiful Flatbush Zombies T-shirt, bought around the release of their first album."
Cave then recalled, "A few years ago the Zombies and I attempted a collaboration and I sent them my version of the T. Rex classic, Cosmic Dancer. They said they 'could not relate to it' but they radically pitch-shifted my voice, sampled it and used it anyway, as the percussive heartbeat to an extraordinarily wild and fucked-up piece of hip-hop that neither of us released."
Here's hoping that sees the light of day sooner than later. Cave also mentioned an original Elvis Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite tee sits among his favourite merch items, in addition to a shirt that reads "Beyoncé Wasn't Built in a Day."
Cave will play in Canada next month as part of his "Conversations With" tour.