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Nick Cave

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in Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia
September 22, 1957

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Nicholas Edward Cave is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, and occasional actor. He is best known for his work in the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and his fascination with American music and its roots. He has a reputation, which he disowns, for singing dark, brooding songs which some listeners regard as depressing. His music is characterised by intensity, high energy and a wide variety of influences. He currently lives in Brighton & Hove in England.

Cave released his first book King Ink, in 1988. It is a collection of lyrics and plays, including collaborations with American enfant terrible Lydia Lunch.

While he was based in West Berlin, Cave started working on what was to become his debut novel, And the A
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Average rating: 3.67 · 15,822 ratings · 1,114 reviews · 39 distinct works · Similar authors
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And the Ass Saw the Angel
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King Ink
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 625 ratings — published 1988 — 6 editions
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King Ink II
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The Secret Life of the Love...
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Complete Lyrics
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The Sick Bag Song
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Murder Ballads
4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1996
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Anthology
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“Music is storming, driving, relentless, devotional, slinky, subtle, heartbreakingly-beautiful sounds that, lyrically, switch from the cynical to the sanguine, the defeated to the defiant, dealing in love, war, beauty, children, romance, rejection, Pethedine, poetry, panties, God, Auden, Johnny Cash, cold potatoes, too-much-money, not enough money, writer’s block, flowers, animals and more flowers. But maybe I’m projecting here.”
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“But if you're gonna dine with them cannibals
Sooner or later, darling, you're gonna get eaten . . .”
Nick Cave

“I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the fuck is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
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