19th February sees the release of No Pussy Blues by Grinderman on 7", CD and download. The CD and 7" pressings of this single are b/w Chain of Flowers.
Both tracks are written by Grinderman, produced by Nick Launay, recorded at RAK Studios in April 2006 and mixed at Metropolis Studios.
The video for No Pussy Blues was shot in London and directed by John Hillcoat, director of The Proposition and many Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds videos. The extras cast for the video are all fans that responded to an open audition call posted on Grinderman's myspace site where the video can now be viewed: www.myspace.com/grinderman
Below Grinderman discuss the track No Pussy Blues from their self-titled debut album:
"As our dreams and desires are hung on the butcher's hook of rampant consumerism, and the mirage and the illusion and the Nike trainers are served up on the trembling quim of an impossibly nubile girl-thing, No Pussy Blues tells it like it is," suggests Cave. "It is the child standing goggle-eyed at the cake shop window, as the shop-owner, in his plastic sleeves, barricades the door and turns the sign to "CLOSED". It is the howl in the dark of the Everyman."
"Set over a throbbing pornographic bass line, the world holds its breath for the onslaught of the wah's shriek of frustration and dirty water," counters Casey. "No Pussy Blues continues in the blues tradition and its timeless fascination with getting laid... or not."
"It's 'Back Door Man', it's 'Crawling King Snake', it's 'Tiger Man'," says Ellis.
"It's 'Shake Rattle and Roll'," says Sclavunos.
Nick Cave: vocals, electric guitar
Warren Ellis: electric bouzouki, Fendocaster, backing vocals
Martyn Casey: bass, backing vocals
Jim Sclavunos: drums, percussion, backing vocals
While everything is quiet and easy
Mr. Grinder can have his way…
-- Memphis Slim, 1941