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Young Tim just wants a 10-speed bike but the effort he expends kicking against the pricks - brother, parents, teachers - is enough to drive insane even the healthiest among us.
After the feverish, fabulous The Firstborn Is Dead *** in 1985, Cave took a sidestep with the florid farfetched cover versions of Kicking Against The Pricks *** before delivering his early career masterpiece Your Funeral.
The song was subsequently covered by a number of other acts including Cilla Black, Terry Reid and Nick Cave on his 1986 album of covers Kicking Against the Pricks.