Nick Cave talking about "The Boatman's Call"
Sunday, 02 February 1997
"I'm interested in writing songs that mean something to me and will continue to mean something to me," he says. "The 'Murder Ballads' LP has its meaning to me in that Kylie (Minogue) was involved in it and Polly (Harvey) was involved in it... it was an incredible time and a lot of my dreams were realised in the making of that record, but there's no emotional commitment to those songs. They're kind of meaningless to me in a way. They're enjoyable to listen to and they're funny - but they don't really mean that much to me, whereas 'The Boatman's Call' does."