McBoing-Boing is calling out your idols. Because I learned long ago that the statement, “Nick Cave is the coolest man alive,” is tautological, I’ll have to reach a bit farther into the archives.
You think Elvis could have kept his cool around a Thompson submachine gun-wieldling Brigitte Bardot? Nick Cave *may* have been able to pull it off. Maybe.
I do have to express my disappointment in both of the videos referenced here. The songs they’re based on are uncommonly cinematic, and it’s a shame that their respective producers didn’t have the resources to go all out.