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After Goth pioneers the Birthday Party called it quits in 1983, singer/songwriter Nick Cave assembled the Bad Seeds, a post-punk supergroup featuring former Birthday Party guitarist Mick Harvey on drums, ex-Magazine bassist Barry Adamson, and Einstürzende Neubauten guitarist Blixa Bargeld. With the Bad Seeds, Cave continued to explore his obsessions with religion, death, love, America, and violence with a bizarre, sometimes self-consciously eclectic hybrid of blues, gospel, rock, and arty post-punk, although in a more subdued fashion than his work with the Birthday Party. Cave also allowed his literary aspirations to come to the forefront; the lyrics are narrative prose, heavy on literary allusions and myth-making, and take some inspiration from Leonard Cohen. Cave's gloomy lyrics, dark musical arrangements, and deep baritone voice recall the albums of Scott Walker, who also obsessed over death and love with a frightening passion. However, Cave brings a hefty amount of post-punk experimentalism to Walker's epic dark pop.

Nicholas Edward Cave (born September 22, 1957) is a musician, songwriter, poet, author, and actor. Cave was born in Warracknabeal, Australia, the son of (librarian) Dawn and (English-teacher) Colin Cave, brother of Tim (b. 1952), Peter (b. 1954) and Julie (b. 1959). In 1989 his first novel was published: And The Ass Saw The Angel, which also greatly influenced and was influenced by the first few albums of the Bad Seeds.

In high school, Cave met Mick Harvey, with whom he founded his first band, The Boys Next Door. The band changed their name to The Birthday Party at about the same time as they moved to London. In 1983, after moving to West Berlin, The Birthday Party disbanded and Cave and Harvey went on to form the first version of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds with guitarist Blixa Bargeld (from Einstürzende Neubauten), Anita Lane, guitarist and keyboard-player Barry Adamson (formerly of Magazine) and guitarist Hugo Race.

Cave released his first album with the Bad Seeds, From Her to Eternity, in 1984, which contained a noteworthy cover of Elvis Presley's "In the Ghetto," foreshadowing much of Cave's style and subject matter on the follow-up The Firstborn Is Dead. Kicking Against the Pricks, an all-covers album, broke the band in England with the help of "The Singer," which hit number one on the U.K. independent charts. The album also strengthened Cave's reputation as an original interpreter and a vocal stylist of note.

This line-up recorded their debut album, released in 1984, From Her To Eternity, though over the years the line-up would change to at times include:
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Kid Congo Powers
Roland Wolf
Martyn P. Casey (current)
Conway Savage (current)
Thomas Wilder (current)
Warren Ellis (current)
Jim Sclavunos (current)
James Johnston (current)

Cave moved to São Paulo, Brazil, where he married Viviane Carneiro in 1987. The two have a son, Luke, born 1991. In spring of 1993, Cave moved back to London. He now lives in Brighton, and is married to actress Susie Bick, with whom he has twin sons, Arthur and Earl.

Nick Cave's music is featured in several of Wim Wenders' movies, including Wings of Desire (where Cave also appears, doing a live performance), Until the End of the World, and Faraway... So Close. Cave also co-wrote and acted in Ghosts... of the Civil Dead, a 1989 independent movie. Also in 1989, Cave published his novel And the Ass Saw the Angel, to critical acclaim.

In 1996, Cave and The Bad Seeds released an album, Murder Ballads, as the title suggests an album full of songs about murder. A duet with Kylie Minogue, "Where The Wild Roses Grow", was a mainstream hit.

After the release of the 2003 album Nocturama Blixa Bargeld announced he was leaving the band to devote more time to Einstürzende Neubauten, hence leaving Mick Harvey as the only surviving founding member of the band other than Cave himself.

"The Proposition", a film written by Cave, directed by John Hillcoat and starring Guy Pearce, is currently under production in Queensland.


Discography
His albums produced with the Bad Seeds include:
From Her To Eternity (1984)
The Firstborn Is Dead (1985)
Kicking Against the Pricks (1986)
Your Funeral, My Trial (1986)
Tender Prey (1988)
The Good Son (1990)
Henry's Dream (1992)
Live Seeds (1993)
Let Love In (1994)
Murder Ballads (1996)
The Boatman's Call (1997)
The Best Of (1998)
No More Shall We Part (2001)
Nocturama (2003)
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (2004)