by James Rettig, April 17, 2018 • Billboard
Back in 2015, Nick Cave teamed up with the Australian skate company Fast Times to make an official Nick Cave skateboard, with an illustration from San Francisco artist Chuck Sperry.
That same trio of collaborators has teamed up yet again for another board. This one’s inspired by “Heathen Child,” a song from Cave’s side project Grinderman. A banner on the top of the board features some lyrics from that track: “Hey little Moo Moo, light as a rainbow.”
The board comes in street and cruiser deck styles, and there’s also a t-shirt to go along with it — you can now order any of those world-wide from Fast Times Skateboarding here.
Here’s a select list of links to articles dropping everywhere in the world press:
Billboard • Spin • NME • Uproxx • Stereogum • Go See Live Music • Post-Punk • Rolling Stone (Italy) • Happy (Australia) • Tone Deaf (Australia) • Oor (Holland) • News Monkey (Belgium) • RTBF (Belgium) • Far Out Magazine (UK) • Nova (Ireland) • Two Eggs (Japan) • Intro (Germany) • Rockol (Italy) • Blitz (Portugal) • Indie Rocks! (Mexico) • Filter (Mexico) • Marvin (Mexico) • Playtusu (Turkey) • Musika Zona (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
This is one of many insanely cool projects I’ve collaborated with Nick Cave on. In addition to a number of beautiful rock posters I’ve made for Mr. Cave, Nick was kind enough to contribute his lyrics from “The Lyre of Orpheus” from “Abbatoir Blues” to my collection of art and poetry, “Helikon, The Muses of Chuck Sperry” :
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