It has just been announced via Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' official Facebook page, that the gloomy Grinderman guitarist himself has collaborated with Neko Case on a cover of The Zombies' song "She's Not There." The song will be featured in the debut episode of the fourth season of HBO's "True Blood," which airs this Sunday, June 26.
Given Cave's particular interest in strange Southern towns and Case's alt-country styling, the pairing of these two is perfect, especially in the context of the series. On their own, both are incredible, long-standing, relevant musicians. The idea of the two coming together and covering a time-tested, classic band like the Zombies is more than enough to make somebody violently grab another by the neck and bite away.
Here is the original song. The anticipation of the cover is enough to make the dead rise from their graves:
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