Boomkat Product Review:
This excellent double DVD package features the legendary tour film “The road to god knows where” and “Live at the Paradiso”, both available together here for the first time on DVD. Described by the NME on its original VHS release as “the definitive documentary of the music business in its glorious, monotonous reality”, The Road To God Knows Where by Uli M. Schueppel is an intimate and revealing insight into a band on the road. Filming during their US tour in Feb / March 1989, we see life on the road as it truly was. On the road – at the hotel – sound check – backstage – the concert – backstage – back at the hotel – hitting the road again… Featuring a Bad Seeds line up of Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld, Thomas Wydler, Kid Congo Powers and Roland Wolf, the film also introduces us to a cast of extras from the band’s crew and the band’s guests (including Anita Lane, Lydia Lunch and Lung Leg). “Live At The Paradiso” was recorded in Amsterdam in June 1992 and features classic Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds songs such as The Mercy Seat, The Ship Song, Tupelo and Deanna performed by a line up of Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld, Conway Savage, Thomas Wydler and Martyn P Casey. The concert film was edited by long-time collaborator John Hillcoat whose credits include The Proposition (scripted by Nick Cave and due for UK release in March 06), To Have And To Hold and Ghosts of The Civil Dead plus many Bad Seeds promo videos). The DVD release also features two special extras, unavailable elsewhere. “The Song”, A Short Film By Uli M. Schueppel documents the band recording “I’ll Love You Till The End Of The World” for the Wim Wenders film Until The End Of The World, while “City Of Refuge” is a collection of Super 8 film shot by Schueppel on tour with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.