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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: From Her To Eternity/The Firstborn Is Dead/Kicking Against The Pricks/Your Funeral... My Trial

Terry Staunton, Record Collector, May 2009

AS ONE CONTRIBUTOR to the episodic documentary that features across the DVDs of these four reissues observes, Nick Cave was well on his way to becoming the "poster boy for goth", while still fronting his previous band the Birthday Party. Today, a quarter of a century after the Bad Seeds' debut From Her To Eternity, the soubriquet is more trite than ever.

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