Cave, Nick (1959-)

Also known as
Cave, Nicholas Edward (1957-)
Cave, Nick
Cave, Nick (1957-)
Field of activity
Musicians; Composers; Actors; Screenwriters; Musician; Author; Songwriter; Screenwriter; Actor; ARIA Awards: Male Artist of the Year; MOJO Awards: Best Album of 2008; Doctor of Laws (Honorary), Monash University; Aria Hall of Fame; AFI Awards: Best Original Music Score
Libraries Australia
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Nicholas Edward Cave, Australian musician, songwriter, poet, novelist, screenwriter, painter and actor was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria on 22 September 1957. The son of an English teacher and a librarian, Nick Cave grew up in North Caulfield, Melbourne and was a member of the Wangaratta Cathedral Choir. Cave attended Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne and then art school at the Caulfield Institute of Technology. Cave, Mick Harvey, Tracy Pew, Phil Calvert and Rowland S. Howard formed The Boys Next Door in 1978. Their work was raw, confronting and original, with more in common with the punk and ‘new wave’ movement than mainstream Australian rock or popular music. The band performed covers and original material including the songs ‘Shivers’ and ‘Dive Position’ at Melbourne venues, including the Crystal Ballroom. The Boys Next Door released the single, These boots are made for walking in 1978 and the album Door, Door the following year. In early 1980, the band relocated to London, England and were renamed The Birthday Party. The fan-base and success of The Birthday Party grew in England and Europe with tours and the release of albums including Prayers on fire, 1981 and Junkyard, 1982.The Birthday Party relocated to West Berlin in 1982, continuing to perform live, releasing the albums The bad seed (1983) and Mutiny (1983) and collaborating with German bands, including Einsturzende Neubauten and Die Haut. In 1984, Cave, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld, Barry Adamson and Hugo Race formed Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and released the albums From her to eternity (1984), The firstborn is dead (1985) and Tender Prey (1988). An important influence on Cave during this period was music from America’s deep south and the Blues. Members of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have also included Martyn P. Casey, Warren Ellis, Conway Savage, Jim Sclavunos and Thomas Wydler, with guest and touring musicians including Congo Powers, Roland Wolf, James Johnston, Rowland S. Howard and Tracy Pew. Apart from extensive international touring, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released 14 studio albums, including The Good Son (1990), Henry's Dream (1992), Let Love In (1994) , Murder Ballads (1996) and Dig, Lazarus, dig!!! (2008). In 2005, Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn P. Casey and Jim Sclavunos began writing material which formed the basis for a new band, Grinderman, whose debut album of the same name was released in 2007. Cave’s significance encompasses not only his national and international success as an Australian musician, but also his creative output across genres, as a poet, novelist and screenwriter. In 1988, Black Spring Press, London, published King ink, a collection of Cave’s prose, lyrics, poems and facsimiles from his notebooks. The following year, Black Spring Press published Nick Cave’s first novel, And the ass saw the angel, largely written during his years in Berlin. The novel has been translated into 17 languages and, described as ’a fantastic journey into a world of Gothic tragedy'. The novel was re-released in June 2009 as a Popular Penguin. King ink II brought the published collection of Cave’s lyrics and poems up to date in 1997. His second novel The Death of Bunny Munro, written while touring Europe, was published in 2009. Cave wrote and appeared in John Hillcoat’s 1988 film, Ghosts... of the Civil Dead. Also directed by John Hillcoat, Cave wrote the screenplay for The Proposition, which premiered in October 2005. Cave now lives in Brighton, England. He is married and has four sons.

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  • (see also) Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (Musical group)
  • (see also) Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (Musical group)

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  1. Nick Cave : meet me at the center of the Earth / foreword by Kenneth J. Foster ; introduction and interview by Kate Eilertsen ; essays by Dan Cameron and Pamela McClusky
    Cave, Nick, 1959-
    [ Book : 2009 ]
    At 10 libraries
    Nick Cave : meet me at the center of the Earth / foreword by Kenneth J. Foster ; introduction and interview by Kate Eilertsen ; essays by Dan Cameron and Pamela McClusky
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  2. Nick Cave : Until / Denise Markonish, David Byrne, Carl Hancock Rux, Lori E. Lightfoot, Claudia Rankine
    Cave, Nick, 1959-
    [ Book : 2017 ]
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  3. Soujourn : Nick Cave / essays by Kyle MacMillan, William Morrow ; [edited by Laura Caruso]
    Cave, Nick, 1959-
    [ Book : 2013-2020 ]
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    Soujourn : Nick Cave / essays by Kyle MacMillan, William Morrow ; [edited by Laura Caruso]
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  4. Nick Cave : epitome / with contributions by Andrew Bolton, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Nato Thompson, and Nick Cave
    Cave, Nick, 1959-
    [ Book : 2014 ]
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    Nick Cave : epitome / with contributions by Andrew Bolton, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Nato Thompson, and Nick Cave
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  5. [Nick Cave : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
    Cave, Nick, 1957-
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  6. Nick Cave / Nick Cave
    Cave, Nick, 1957-
    [ Sound : 1998 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  7. The complete lyrics, 1978-2013 / Nick Cave
    Cave, Nick, 1957-
    [ Book : 2013 ]
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  8. Nick Cave anthology
    Cave, Nick, 1957-
    [ Printed music : 2001 ]
    At 7 libraries
    Nick Cave anthology
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  9. The lowdown [written by Tim Footman ; read by Sian Jones ; background & incidental music by Amanda Thompson]
    Cave, Nick, 1957-
    [ Audio book : 2005 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  10. The Nick Cave chord songbook collection
    Cave, Nick, 1957-
    [ Book : 2012 ]
    At 2 libraries
    The Nick Cave chord songbook collection
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  1. Nick Cave : meet me at the center of the Earth / foreword by Kenneth J. Foster ; introduction and interview by Kate Eilertsen ; essays by Dan Cameron and Pamela McClusky
    Cave, Nick, 1959-
    [ Book : 2009 ]
    At 10 libraries
    Nick Cave : meet me at the center of the Earth / foreword by Kenneth J. Foster ; introduction and interview by Kate Eilertsen ; essays by Dan Cameron and Pamela McClusky
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 56,683.238)

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  2. Nick Cave : Until / Denise Markonish, David Byrne, Carl Hancock Rux, Lori E. Lightfoot, Claudia Rankine
    Cave, Nick, 1959-
    [ Book : 2017 ]
    At 18 libraries
    Nick Cave : Until / Denise Markonish, David Byrne, Carl Hancock Rux, Lori E. Lightfoot, Claudia Rankine
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  3. Soujourn : Nick Cave / essays by Kyle MacMillan, William Morrow ; [edited by Laura Caruso]
    Cave, Nick, 1959-
    [ Book : 2013-2020 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Soujourn : Nick Cave / essays by Kyle MacMillan, William Morrow ; [edited by Laura Caruso]
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  4. Nick Cave : epitome / with contributions by Andrew Bolton, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Nato Thompson, and Nick Cave
    Cave, Nick, 1959-
    [ Book : 2014 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Nick Cave : epitome / with contributions by Andrew Bolton, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Nato Thompson, and Nick Cave
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  5. Nick Cave and Clarina Bezzola : concealing & revealing
    Cave, Nick, 1960-
    [ Book : 2004 ]
    At Edith Cowan Uni
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  1. nick cave: the interview
    Tharunka (Kensington, NSW : 1953 - 2010) Tuesday 19 May 1998 p 33 Article Illustrated
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  3. Man, Myth or Missing Link? NICK CAVE
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    ... from the several provisions of sections 7, 8 and 51 in respect of employment of an Aboriginal Cave ... Guide at Jenolan Caves by the Tourism Commission of New South Wales. This exemption shall remain in ... 89 words
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  1. Nick Cave : mercy on me / Reinhard Kleist ; translated from German to English by Michael Waaler
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  2. Bad seed : the biography of Nick Cave / Ian Johnston
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  3. A little history : photographs of Nick Cave and cohorts 1981-2013 / Bleddyn Butcher
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  4. Nick Cave stories : told in four chapters : featuring the Nick Cave collection / [authors: Janine Barrand and James Fox]
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  1. Nick Cave: The Death of Bunny Munro
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