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Nick Cave and Debbie Harry Share New Cover of “On the Other Side”: Listen

A recording of a song by the Gun Club’s Jeffrey Lee Pierce appears on the new covers collection The Task Has Overwhelmed Us


By Evan Minsker – 30th June 2023

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Nick Cave and Debbie Harry have shared their cover of “On the Other Side,” the first single from the new collection The Task Has Overwhelmed Us. It’s the fourth volume in the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project series, which presents new interpretations of songs by the late mind behind the Gun Club. They’re joined on the song by Cypress Grove, Warren Ellis, and Guido Benigni. Listen below.

It’s the fourth duet from Cave and Harry for this series following “Free to Walk” on 2009’s We Are Only Riders, “The Breaking Hands” from 2012’s The Journey Is Long, and “Into the Fire” from 2014’s Axels and Sockets.

“He genuinely cared about other people,” Cave said of Pierce in an interview with Gene Temesy. “He was very genuine. And you know, I loved him very much. And I think he was a great songwriter.”

Debbie Harry added, “He had a good heart… and, you know, it’s surprising how great his lyrics were, how original they were.”


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