Grinderman is the eponymous debut studio album by alternative rock band Grinderman, a side project of members of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released on March 5, 2007 on Mute Records in Europe and ANTI- in the United States. Aiming to recreate the more raw, primal sound of all former related projects such as The Birthday Party, Grinderman's lyrical and musical content diverged significantly to Nick Cave's work with The Bad Seeds, whose last studio album, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (2004), was primarily blues, gospel and alternative-orientated. Incidentally, the musical direction of Grinderman influenced The Bad Seeds' next studio album, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!.
According to producer Nick Launay, the recording sessions for the album only lasted four days, during which time the band also recorded a number of extra material. Some of this material was later featured as b-sides to the album's three singles, "Get It On," "No Pussy Blues," and "(I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free." Upon its release, Grinderman received unanimous critical acclaim and charted internationally, debuting at number one on Billboard Heatseekers in the United States.
All lyrics written by Nick Cave, all music composed by Warren Ellis, Martyn P. Casey, Jim Sclavunos.
No. Title Length
1. "Get It On" 3:07
2. "No Pussy Blues" 4:20
3. "Electric Alice" 3:15
4. "Grinderman" 4:33
5. "Depth Charge Ethel" 3:47
6. "Go Tell the Women" 3:24
7. "(I Don't Need You To) Set Me Free" 4:06
8. "Honey Bee (Let's Fly to Mars)" 3:18
9. "Man in the Moon" 2:10
10. "When My Love Comes Down" 3:32
11. "Love Bomb" 4:26
Total length: 40:03
Nick Cave – vocals, electric guitar, organ, piano
Warren Ellis – acoustic guitar, electric mandolin, viola, violin, electric bouzouki, backing vocals
Martyn Casey – bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Jim Sclavunos – drums, percussion, backing vocals