Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor.
He is best known for his work as a frontman of the critically acclaimed rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, established in 1983, a group known for its eclectic influences and musical styles. Before that, he had fronted the group The Birthday Party in the early 1980s, a band renowned for its highly gothic, challenging lyrics and violent sound influenced by free jazz, blues, and post-punk. In 2006, he formed the garage rock band Grinderman that released its debut the following year. Cave's music is generally characterised by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with religion, death, love and violence.
Upon Cave's induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame, ARIA Awards committee chairman Ed St John said, “Nick Cave has enjoyed—and continues to enjoy—one of the most extraordinary careers in the annals of popular music. He is an Australian artist like Sidney Nolan is an Australian artist—beyond comparison, beyond genre, beyond dispute."
1982 Burnin' the Ice (with Nick Cave) 1987 Headless Body in Topless Bar (with among others Nick Cave, Anita Lane and Kid Congo Powers) 1990 Die Hard (with Arto Lindsay) 1992 Head On (with among ...
... Bad Seed A Biography of Nick Cave, Ian Johnston (1997) ISBN 0-316-90833-9 The Life and Music of Nick Cave An Illustrated Biography, Maximilian Dax Johannes Beck (1999) ISBN 3-931126-27-7 Liner notes to ... Karen Welberry and Tanya Dalziell (2009) ISBN 0-7546-6395-7 Nick Cave Sinner Saint The True Confessions, ed ...
... B-Sides Rarities is a 3CD compilation by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released in March 2005 ... all members of The Bad Seeds, past and present Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld, Thomas Wydler, Martyn P ...
... Lime Tree Arbour" (Nick Cave) - 341 "Stranger than Kindness" (Anita Lane/Blixa Bargeld) - 503 "Red Right Hand" (Cave/Mick Harvey/Thomas Wydler) - 518 "I Let ... Casey) - 431 † "Far From Me" (Cave) - 612 † "The Mercy Seat" (Cave/Harvey) - 512 † Tracks marked (†) were not included on The Best Of bonus disc ... Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Barry Adamson Martyn P ...
... Some of the acts such as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Fuck Buttons and Spiritualized also played headline shows in other capital cities as part of the tour ... Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Saints, Spiritualized, Fuck Buttons, Harmonia, The Necks, Laughing Clowns, Robert Forster (musician), James Blood ... Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Saints, Spiritualized, Fuck Buttons, Harmonia, The Necks, Laughing Clowns, Robert Forster (musician), James Blood ...
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