Grinderman discography

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Grinderman discography
A rock band performing live onstage. On the left, a man is playing an bass guitar and a man is playing the drums. A man is singing and playing guitar in the center-right.
Grinderman performing live on-stage in 2011.
Releases
Studio albums 2
Singles 8
Music videos 6
Remix albums 1
Miscellaneous appearances 1

The discography of Grinderman, a former London-based alternative rock group, consists of two studio albums, one remix album, eight singles, and six music videos.

Grinderman was formed by vocalist and guitarist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis, bassist Martyn P. Casey and drummer Jim Sclavunos, as a side project to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, in 2006. The band released its debut eponymous album, Grinderman, in 2007 on Mute Records. The album charted in ten countries upon its release and reached number 1 on the US Billboard Heatseekers Albums.[1] Following a short break to focus on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds fourteenth studio album, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (2008), the band released its second studio album, Grinderman 2 in 2010. A major critical success,[2] the album resulted in five singles and extensive touring over a two-year-period. Grinderman disbanded in December 2011 following a performance at the Meredith Music Festival in Victoria, Australia[3] to focus on The Bad Seeds upcoming material. However, Jim Sclavunos has since said: "I can't predict what the future of Grinderman is – if there is a future."[4]

Grinderman and Grinderman 2 were moderate commercial successes, charting in a number of countries within the first week of their releases. Grinderman has been certified Gold in Greece,[5] with sales of over 6,000 copies. Collectively, the band's two studio albums have sold 88,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[6]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Details Peak positions Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[7]
BEL
[8]
GER
[9]
FRA
[10]
IRL
[11]
NLD
[12]
NZD
[13]
SWE
[14]
UK
[15]
US
[16]
2007 Grinderman 14 6 55 102 15 35 38 18 23 150
2010 Grinderman 2
  • Released: 13 September 2010
  • Labels: Mute (299), ANTI- (87110-2)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
9 1 26 38 23 16 15 24 14 38

Remix albums[edit]

Year Details Peak positions
BEL
[8]
2012 Grinderman 2 RMX
  • Released: 26 March 2012
  • Labels: Mute (299), ANTI- (87198-1)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
71

Singles[edit]

Retail singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
FRA
[10]
UK
[15]
2007 "Get It On" Grinderman
"No Pussy Blues" 64
"(I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free"
2010 "Heathen Child" 41 Grinderman 2
"Worm Tamer" 52
2011 "Palaces of Montezuma"
"Evil"[II]
2012 "Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man"

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2007 "When My Love Comes Down"[III] Grinderman
2008 "No Pussy Blues" remixes[IV] Non-album single.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2007 "No Pussy Blues" John Hillcoat[17]
"Electric Alice"
"Grinderman"
2010 "Heathen Child"
"Evil"
2011 "Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man" Ilinca Höpfner[17]

Miscelleanous appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Notes Reference
2008 "Just Like a King" Seasick Steve I Started Out with Nothin and I Still Got Most of It Left Co-written by Nick Cave and featuring Cave on vocals, Jim Sclavunous on drums and Warren Ellis on fiddle. [18]

Notes[edit]

  • I ^ Sales figure resprent sales of both Grinderman and Grinderman 2, as of December 2011.
  • II ^ Limited edition release only, released on Record Store Day 2011.
  • III ^ Promotional CDR also featuring "Depth Charge Ethel" and "Electric Alice."
  • IV ^ Promotional CDR featuring remixes by G.e.R.M., Midfield General, Adam Freeland, T.Raumschmiere and Electronic Periodic.

References[edit]

General references
Specific references
  1. ^ "Grinderman – Grinderman | Billboard.com". Billboard. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Grinderman 2 Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. September 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Turner, Luke (11 December 2011). "The Quietus | News | Grinderman Split". The Quietus. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Grinderman Exclusive: "There's always the prospect of the dreaded come back tour!" on FasterLouder.com.au". FasterLouder. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Ελληνικό Chart". IFPI Greece (in Greek). 26 February 2009. Archived from the original on 26 February 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Lipshutz, Jason (12 December 2011). "Grinderman Call It Quits? | Billboard.com". Billboard. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "australian-charts.com – Discography Grinderman". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "ultratop.be - Discografie Grinderman". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "charts.de". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "lescharts.com - Discographie Grinderman". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "irishcharts.com - Discography Grinderman". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Discografie Grinderman". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "charts.org.nz - Discography Grinderman". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Discography Grinderman". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  15. ^ a b "GRINDERMAN | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Grinderman Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com". Billboard. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  17. ^ a b "Grinderman ~ Video". grinderman.com. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  18. ^ I Started Out with Nothin and I Still Got Most of It Left (CD). Seasick Steve. Warner Music UK Ltd. 2008. LC 00392. 

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