Nick can pull of a mustache like nobody’s business (except maybe Angus Andrew’s business). In the Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard-directed video for “Night Of The Lotus Eaters,” we see Cave dramatically lit (and misted) delivering the song’s words, the rest of the band equally engaged in birthing the extended Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! tune. Listen to what the man says: “Get ready to shield yourself.”
It really is like he’s delivering a monologue on Joyce, Greek Mythology, or the state of some Union. Or the And the Ass Saw the Angel audio book. Or rock ‘n’ roll.