Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
A wide range of styles, circling around alternative pop/rock
Most recent release, Ghosteen (2019)
Nick Cave's site
He's one of those artists the usually others are compared to, rather than the other way around
Nick Cave is a musician, a writer, and an actor. For the best idea of the range of his talents, see his Wikipedia entry. This will also tell you information about his bands and various projects. Many ectophiles list him among their favourite male vocalists. (The Editors)
Comments about live performance:
I was curious to see how he could translate his sadness and blackness in a festival where peoples are usually here to have fun. The answer was: he had fun too! The show started by the saddest songs, most of them from Murder ballads and the last album and it finished with more upnote and "nervous" songs. He had the only encore of the day, where he played "Where the wild roses grow" with one of his musicians, a somber guitarist, taking Kylie Minogue's place to the audience's delight. A good joke to end a perfect set. (7/98, Yves.Denneulin@imag.fr)
Recommended first album:
If you haven't heard him before, it might be best to start with a compilation
See one of the websites above for a complete list
Let Love In
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave—bells, organ, piano, vocals
Rowland S. Howard—backing vocals
Bad Seeds, Nick Cave, Tony Cohen
Melbourne's favorite thin person is back with more of that late-night swagger he's famous for, and this is his best album yet. Love that piano work on the opening track. Not for all tastes, but if you've ever liked Nick, you'll love this. (email@example.com)
No More Shall We Part
Nick Cave—piano, vocals, backing vocals
Leon Enrique Bosch—bass
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Tony Cohe
On my list for the best of 2001. Nick Cave continues to spin tales of love gone wrong, God and death. Here he is less cyncial than usual but not without bite. The McGarrigle sisters provide heavenly harmony vocals and the Bad Seeds are in fine form. "On As I sat sadly by her side" he sounds bizarrely like Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music). (Compliment!) Another stand-out is the title track. This album won't make people who never liked him understand but old fans will love it. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave—piano, vocals
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Nick Launay
Great big, filthy, stomping, literate stuff. One of my favourites of the year. (email@example.com)
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