After two dark and harrowing albums with Your Funeral My Trial and Tender PreyThe Good Son was a substantial departure with a lighter and generally more uplifting sound. The change of mood was greatly inspired by singer Nick Cave falling in love with Brazilian journalist Viviane Carneiro, and an apparently salutary spell in rehab which purged much of the despair and squalor reflected in the previous two albums.
I was quite happy there. I was in love and the first year or two was good. The problem I found was A different version of "The Weeping Song" was later released as a singlewith a different mix from the album version.
The title translates roughly as "It Happened on the cross". A recording of this traditional song, by Odettalater appeared on Original Seeds Vol. The Biblical story of Cain and Abel is Lament - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Good Son obvious influence on the song, which describes a "a tiller and he has a tiller's hand" like Cain, a farmer who feuds with and kills his brother.
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