PJ Harvey Covers the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Classic "Red Right Hand"

Music News
10/23/2019
Janice Headley
photo by Morgen Schuler

With Halloween just around the corner, 'tis the season to cover “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds. None other than Snoop Dogg turned in his version last month (the verdict is: Nick loves it!) and now Cave's former paramour PJ Harvey has submitted her rendition, which you can hear below.

The truth is, the holiday season has nothing to do with it; it's the fact that the Netflix/BBC show Peaky Blinders uses the original 1994 version as its theme song, and on November 15th, a two-disc Peaky Blinders soundtrack will be released covering the show's five seasons. Renowned producer Flood worked on Harvey's cover and he told BBC Radio 6, "We're trying to make it feel much more European and British and PJ fits that bill perfectly. I phoned Polly up and she was very interested. We're trying to deconstruct all of Polly's material and then weave it through, it's very cutting-edge and modern."

Other artists on the collection include Radiohead, Jack White, and David Bowie, as well as original material from Anna Calvi, Jehnny Beth, and Richard Hawley.

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