Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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A union of Australian and German musicians, alt-rock pioneer Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds came about in Berlin in 1983 when Australians Nick Cave and Mick Harvey, previously of the band The Birthday Party, began working with Blixa Bargeld, Hugo Race, and Barry... ... read more

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "Do you love me?"
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "Do you love me?" 1,025,889 views
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - We No Who U R 260,453 views
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand 1,509,075 views
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Weeping Song 828,722 views
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live 2001 full concert video 109,337 views
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat 357,011 views
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - O Children 916,969 views
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! 176,800 views

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Bio

A union of Australian and German musicians, alt-rock pioneer Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds came about in Berlin in 1983 when Australians Nick Cave and Mick Harvey, previously of the band The Birthday Party, began working with Blixa Bargeld, Hugo Race, and Barry Adamson. Only Cave is still part of the band, along with Martyn P. Casey (bass), Conway Savage (keyboards), Warren Ellis (multi-instrumentalist), Thomas Wydler (percussion), and Jim Sclavunos (percussion). Between 1984 and today, the band has released fourteen studio albums, all to critical acclaim, and appeared in the Wim Wenders art film Wings of Desire. In the 90s, Cave moved to Brazil to overcome a long-time drug addiction. Since then, he has steered the band in different experimental directions and has worked on many movie soundtracks, including for The Road, and helped curate Australia’s All Tomorrow’s Parties musical festival. In a departure from the Bad Seeds’ more orchestral music, Cave has developed a side project with his band Grinderman, which focuses more on garage rock.

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Dylan R. Jun 5, 2013
I went to see Nick Cave at Coachella 2013 not being very familiar with his work. I had heard a few of his songs like "Red RIght Hand" and "Long Black Veil" but didn't really know what to expect from his live performance. I was greeted with a mainstage full of different players, including both acoustic and electric guitars, dual drummers, a string quartet, and a children's choir. But in the middle of the crowded stage was a man dressed all in black jumping around the front of the stage, leaning out over the audience while serenading him in a gravelly, soulful voice. When he wasn't speaking directly to the crowd through his lyrics, he was planted behind his piano, hammering out chords and crescendos as the strings and choir entered and exited the arrangement. Every song felt like a journey with unexpected twists and turns, and Nick Cave was the guide. He made more than a few fans that day; now I just wish I had discovered him sooner. I'll be lucky to experience a performance like that ever again.

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