Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ ‘Red Right Hand’ has been covered on numerous occasions over the years from the likes of Arctic Monkeys to Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker but since it has been the theme tune for BBC’s Peaky Blinders in 2013 it has taken on a life on it’s own with the classic recently being covered by Snoop Dogg, yes Snoop Dogg…
Cave is currently embarking on his ‘Conversations Tour’ around the States where he has been performing in a more intimate setting, playing stripped-back versions of classics as well as taking questions from audience members. As NME reports, in Tennessee he fielded a question regarding Snoop Dogg’s recent cover which was used as promotional material for the new series for the BBC show and Cave is full of admiration for Snoop’s version.
Cave admitted that over the years he has fallen out of love with the song which he says “follows me around like a junkyard dog.” However; it seems like that he may have fallen back in love with the 1994 song thanks to the West Coast rapper.
He told the Tennessee crowd: “Of all the versions, his is the one that I had a giant smile on my face after. He didn’t perform it with great reverence, he just fucked around with it and reignited my love for that song.”
During the same show he also expressed his strong views on rampant PC culture stating: “It affects us all – it’s acting as something very, very damaging to the creative process. But it’s also gotten rid of a lot of bullshit too… PC culture has turned into a bit of a rapacious animal which is not good for the creative process.We need to forget the stupid things we did when we were young, or simply forget, which is one thing PC culture does not do.”
You can get remaining tickets for the last dates of the tour here.