His lyrics deal with passion on the edge, and are peopled with mad bayou preachers, black-hearted lovers and killers. His language is rich, poetic, apocalyptic Guardian
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Nick Cave was born in Australia in 1957. He moved to London with his band The Birthday Party in 1980. Four years later he founded The Bad Seeds, with whom he has made many albums. The fifteenth, Push the Sky Away, was released to great acclaim in February 2013. Cave has also written the music for several films including The Assassination of Jesse James and Lawless. And the Ass Saw the Angel was first published in 1989 and quickly became a cult classic. His second novel, The Death of Bunny Munro, was published in 2009.
A complete collection of all lyrics by the Australian rock star, from his time in the band The Birthday Party, to his work with the Bad Seeds and Grinderman. Revised and updated by Cave himself.