Singer Nick Cave recorded the first single for his eagerly-awaited new album in a Shropshire studio - with Robert Fripp on guitar.
Singer Nick Cave recorded the first single for his eagerly-awaited new album in a Shropshire studio - with King Crimson and David Bowie guitarist Robert Fripp.
The duo spent a day in June at Telford's Scadge Studios.
It has been kept hush-hush until now because music bosses EMI wanted to wait to officially announce the album, but Scadge co-owner Trev Wilkins confirmed they had hosted the pair.
He said today: "I have done a lot of work with Robert Fripp and he was asked by Nick to record some guitar takes for a new single called Heathen Child.
"We did that and sent it off, and Nick liked it so much he got in touch with Robert and asked if we could extend the track. It ended up with the both of them coming down to the studio for a day in June and us recording a new extended version, transforming the track into Super Heathen Child. It was a great day and everyone was very happy with the result."
The single will form part of Grinderman 2 due to be released on September 13. Cave is best known for his bands "The Birthday Party" and "The Bad Seeds" as well as collaborations with Kylie Minogue and PJ Harvey.