On June 3, 1985, “Mute” label released “The Firstborn Is Dead”, the second Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds studio album. It was recorded November – December 1984, at “Hansa Studios, in Berlin,and was produced by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Flood. The album cover photography is by Jutta Heinglein.
- Nick Cave– lead vocals, harmonica
- Blixa Bargeld- guitar, backing vocals, slide guitar, piano
- Barry Adamson- bass, backing vocals, guitar, organ, drums
- Mick Harvey– drums, backing vocals, guitar, organ, piano, bass
All tracks by Nick Cave, except where noted.
- Tupelo – Barry Adamson, Mick Harvey
- Say Goodbye to the Little Girl Tree – Mick Harvey
- Train Long-Suffering – Nick Cave
- Black Crow King – Blixa Bargeld, NickCave
- Knockin’ on Joe – Nick Cave
- Wanted Man – Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash
- Blind Lemon Jefferson – Barry Adamson, Blixa Bargeld, Mick Harvey, Nick Cave