Nick Cave used the internet to research his new album, and downloaded inspirations as diverse as Miles Davis and COCKNEY REBEL.

Despite claiming to be a technophobe, Cave claims the world wide web helped his new double LP ABATTOIR BLUES / THE LYRE OF ORPHEUS break new barriers of creativity.

He says, "We listened to all sorts of music through the making of the record. There was lots of, I'll euphemistically call it 'referencing', going on, from HAIR: THE MUSICAL to flute solos by Jethro Tull, to Led Zeppelin, jazz music, Cockney Rebel.

"We called up the handclapping rhythm tracks from ON THE CORNER by Miles Davis."

16/12/2004 17:46