Nick Cave

~ Person

Legal name: Nicholas Edward Cave


Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor. He is best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, established in 1983, a group known for its diverse output and ever-evolving line-up. Prior to this, he fronted the Birthday Party, one of the most extreme and confrontational post-punk bands of the early 1980s. In 2006, he formed the garage rock band Grinderman, releasing its debut album the following year.

Referred to as rock music's "Prince of Darkness", Cave's music is generally characterised by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence. NME described him as "the grand lord of gothic lushness".

Cave has also worked as a composer for films, often in collaboration with fellow Australian musician Warren Ellis. Their films together include The Proposition (2005, based on a screenplay by Cave), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), The Road (2009) and Lawless (2012). Cave is the subject and co-writer of the semi-fictional "day in the life" documentary 20,000 Days on Earth (2014).

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."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Burnin’ the Ice Die Haut and Nick Cave 2
1999 And the Ass Saw the Angel Nick Cave, Mick Harvey and Ed Clayton-Jones 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 White Lunar Nick Cave & Warren Ellis 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Nick Cave i przyjaciele: W moich ramionach Nick Cave 2
2015 Live at Hammersmith Apollo Nick Cave 1
2015 Live at the Royal Albert Hall Nick Cave 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Ghosts... of the Civil Dead Nick Cave, Mick Harvey & Blixa Bargeld 5
1996 To Have and to Hold Nick Cave, Mick Harvey & Blixa Bargeld 3
2006 The Proposition Nick Cave & Warren Ellis 3
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Nick Cave & Warren Ellis 4 3
2010 The Road Nick Cave & Warren Ellis 2
2012 Lawless Nick Cave & Warren Ellis 1
2014 West of Memphis Nick Cave & Warren Ellis 1
2015 Loin des Hommes Nick Cave and Warren Ellis 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 What a Wonderful World Nick Cave & Shane MacGowan 4 4
2002 Here Comes the Sun Nick Cave 1
2011 She's Not There Nick Cave & Neko Case 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Mah Sanctun Nick Cave 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 The Secret Life of the Love Song Nick Cave 4 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Der Tod des Bunny Munro Nick Cave gelesen von Blixa Bargeld 1

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