FIDLAR – “Red Right Hand” (Nick Cave Cover)

One of the best songs you could ever find by Nick Cave is his cover of “Knoxville Girl,” made famous originally by country greats the Louvin Brothers. He took their sadly sung murder-ballad and made it something fierce and terrifying in a way that the original only hinted at. Well in that tradition, the punk band FIDLAR have taken one of Cave’s best songs, the lounge-y, creeping “Red Right Hand,” and re-worked it as a blaring stomper. It sidesteps the question of how it compares to the original simply because it’s just so much fun, just like Cave did with his own cover years back. The whole thing is filled with affection for Cave, and … oh what’s that? Why is it credited to Nick CAGE, instead of Nick Cave? Why is Cage’s face photoshopped over Bowie the single art? I don’t know, just remember the band’s motto — Fuck It Dog Life’s A Risk


Tags: Fidlar, Nick Cave