Nick Cave

Nick Cave
Aliases
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave and the Cavemen
Real name
Nicholas Edward Cave
Born
September 22, 1957
Country
Australia
IPI
00067877617
00165379150
Comments
Cave gained his first merits as the singer in The Boys Next Door, a students band turning The Birthday Party. After the latter's disbanding, Cave started The Bad Seeds with three Birthday Party members, soon joined by Blixa Bargeld, and Mick Harvey as a band 'anchor man'. The act enjoyed an increasing cult status and had their international break-through with "Where the Wild Roses Grow", a vocal duet by Cave and Kylie Minogue.
Besides his band work, Cave has been an avid soundtrack composer, partly with Harvey and Bargeld and partly with Warren Ellis. He contributes to many musical projects in various artist constellations and is also known as an author of books and a movie scripts co-writer.
Member of
The Birthday Party Lead singer
The Bootleggers
Related
Mick Harvey The Bad Seeds: Guitar, bass, drums and central band man; Soundtracks co-composer with Cave and Bargeld (1983 - 2009)
Thomas Wydler The Bad Seeds: Drums (1986-...)
Blixa Bargeld The Bad Seeds: Guitar (1984-2002)
Jim Sclavunos The Bad Seeds: Percussions, drums (1997-...)
Barry Adamson The Bad Seeds: Bass (1984-1986; occasionally since 2011)
Roland Wolf The Bad Seeds: Piano, organ (1989-1990)
Martyn P. Casey The Bad Seeds: Bass (1990-...)
Conway Savage The Bad Seeds: Piano (1990-...)
Kid Congo Powers The Bad Seeds: Guitar (1988-1990)
Warren Ellis The Bad Seeds: Violin, Mandolin (1997-...); Soundtrack co-composer
Hugo Race The Bad Seeds: Guitar (1983-1984)
Anita Lane The Bad Seeds: Background vocals (1983-1984); Girlfriend (1977-1987)
Martyn Casey Bass in The Bad Seeds (since 1990)
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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
April 2, 2001 (2 artists)
March 3, 1997 (6 artists)
September 20, 2004 (2 artists)
March 3, 1997 (3 artists)
April 27, 1992 (2 artists)
April 27, 1992 Cavemen [NL]
May 19, 1997 (2 artists)
September 19, 1988 (3 artists)
March 28, 1994 (3 artists)
April 2, 2001 Monza & Gregory Frateur
April 2, 2001 (3 artists)
November 3, 1986 Maven with Marilyn Manson
April 18, 1994 Sheriff Scabs
January 27, 1997 (25 artists)
March 30, 1992 (3 artists)
June 3, 1985 Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie
April 27, 1992 (2 artists)
April 2, 2001 (2 artists)
April 18, 1994 (2 artists)
April 17, 1990 Shane MacGowan
September 20, 2004 Cavemen [NL]
May 23, 1988 (2 artists)
April 18, 1994 (2 artists)
March 3, 1997 (4 artists)
November 27, 2009 (2 artists)
April 18, 1994 (9 artists)
Sampled by Amon Tobin
January 27, 1997 Herman Brood & His Wild Romance
November 3, 1986 After Darkness
February 5, 1996 Thine
September 20, 2004 Dafne
April 27, 1992 (8 artists)
November 3, 1986 (2 artists)
September 20, 2004 Cavemen [NL]
November 3, 1986 MRT
February 5, 1996 Ahab Rex
May 23, 1988 (12 artists)
March 12, 1990 (17 artists)
April 17, 1990 (5 artists)
2001 Roli Frei & The Soulful Desert
March 3, 2008 Cavemen [NL]
June 3, 1985 SikTh
February 15, 2013 Cold Specks
March 3, 1997 Georga feat. Susanne Andersson
March 28, 2005 (25 artists)
November 3, 1986 Architect's Eye

Covers by Nick Cave

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1996 (unknown)
August 8, 1986 The Velvet Underground and Nico
May 21, 1984 Leonard Cohen
June 5, 1995 Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
June 1986 Lead Belly, James "Iron Head" Baker and Group
August 8, 1986 Johnny Rivers
November 25, 2003 Tuskegee Institute Singers, (unknown)
September 19, 1988 Homer Rodeheaver and Wiseman Sextet
Covered by (2 artists)
2013 Katie Lawrence
April 17, 1990 (unknown), Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Trinity Choir
February 5, 1996 The Waterboys
April 15, 2002 Pulp
1990 Little Willie John
November 27, 2009 (unknown)
1998 Michel Polnareff
1989 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
February 5, 1996 Dick Justice
2002 The Beatles
August 8, 1986 The Leaves
September 9, 2003 J.B. Lenoir and His African Hunch Rhythm
May 1989 Jerry Lee Lewis
June 5, 1995 Michel Colombier, Bardot - Gainsbourg
August 8, 1986 John Lee Hooker
November 5, 2002 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
July 25, 2006 Leonard Cohen
June 18, 1984 Elvis Presley
May 12, 1984 Screamin' Jay Hawkins
August 8, 1986 (unknown)
October 24, 2006 Blind Willie Johnson
February 26, 1996 (unknown), (unknown)
February 26, 1996 Arthur Tanner
January 8, 2002 The Beatles
1993 The Stooges
August 8, 1986 Lefty Frizzell
November 3, 1986 Group of Negro Prisoners, Tim Rose
1990 Leon Payne
1997 Kurt Gerron, Roy Brocksmith
August 8, 1986 The Seldom Scene
1990 (unknown), Trinity Choir
February 19, 2013 Roma Bahn, Lotte Lenya
September 6, 1993 Kitty White
November 30, 1992 The Pogues
June 1986 Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus
February 1989 (unknown)
1993 The Loved Ones [AUS]
September 6, 2011 The Zombies
October 24, 2006 (unknown), Wiseman Sextet, (unknown)
August 8, 1986 Bob Shane
August 8, 1986 David and Jonathan
February 5, 1996 (unknown)
Covered by Magic Dirt
August 12, 2002 The Velvet Underground & Nico
July 25, 2006 Judy Collins
1997 Miss Toni Fisher
August 8, 1986 Надежда Плевицкая (Nadezhda Plevitskaya), The Seekers
November 10, 2008 The Decemberists
August 8, 1986 Alex Harvey [GB]
2002 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
March 28, 2005 (unknown)
June 1986 Johnny Cash
October 2, 1995 Charlie Monroe
March 19, 1996 Mark Snow, Dirty Three
1991 Leonard Cohen
1990 The Sunset Four Jubilee Singers
June 3, 1985 Johnny Cash
November 30, 1992 Louis Armstrong
October 2, 1995 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Herr Bargeld

Sampled songs

Title Performer Release date Info
April 18, 1994 Covered by (9 artists)
Sampled by Amon Tobin

Songs written by Nick Cave

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
A Dead Song Nick Cave, Anita Lane The Birthday Party April 6, 1981 Covered by Get Hustle
And No More Shall We Part Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 2, 2001 Covered by (2 artists)
Are You the One That I've Been Waiting For? Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds March 3, 1997 Covered by (6 artists)
Breathless Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds September 20, 2004 Covered by (2 artists)
Brompton Oratory Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds March 3, 1997 Covered by (3 artists)
Brother, My Cup Is Empty Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 27, 1992 Covered by (2 artists)
Christina the Astonishing Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 27, 1992 Covered by Cavemen [NL]
Come into My Sleep Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds May 19, 1997 Covered by (2 artists)
Cry Nick Cave The Birthday Party April 6, 1981 Covered by Numbers
Deanna Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds September 19, 1988 Covered by (3 artists)
Deep in the Woods Nick Cave, Mick Harvey The Birthday Party March 7, 1983 Covered by T Cells
Do You Love Me? Nick Cave, Martyn P. Casey Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds March 28, 1994 Covered by (3 artists)
Faint Heart Nick Cave Boys Next Door December 1979 Covered by Melt-Banana
Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 2, 2001 Covered by Monza & Gregory Frateur
God Is in the House Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 2, 2001 Covered by (3 artists)
Hard on for Love Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds November 3, 1986 Covered by Maven with Marilyn Manson
Hats on Wrong Nick Cave The Birthday Party November 1980 Covered by Nusch Nuschi
I Let Love In Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 18, 1994 Covered by Sheriff Scabs
Into My Arms Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds January 27, 1997 Covered by (25 artists)
Jack the Ripper Nick Cave Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds March 30, 1992 Covered by (3 artists)
Junkyard Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard The Birthday Party May 10, 1982 Covered by Kill Me Tomorrow
King Ink Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard The Birthday Party April 6, 1981 Covered by (2 artists)
Knockin' On Joe Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds June 3, 1985 Covered by Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie
Little Water Song Nick Cave, Bruno Pisek Ute Lemper April 2000 Covered by (2 artists)
Loom of the Land Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 27, 1992 Covered by (2 artists)
Love Letter Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 2, 2001 Covered by (2 artists)
Loverman Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 18, 1994 Covered by (2 artists)
Lucy Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld, Roland Wolf Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 17, 1990 Covered by Shane MacGowan
Mr. Clarinet Nick Cave The Birthday Party July 1980 Covered by (3 artists)
Mutiny in Heaven Nick Cave, Mick Harvey The Birthday Party 1983 Covered by Sick Seed
Nature Boy Nick Cave, Jim Sclavunos, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds September 20, 2004 Covered by Cavemen [NL]
New Morning Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds May 23, 1988 Covered by (2 artists)
Nick the Stripper Nick Cave The Birthday Party April 6, 1981 Covered by Ssion
Nobody's Baby Now Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 18, 1994 Covered by (2 artists)
People Ain't No Good Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds March 3, 1997 Covered by (4 artists)
Pleasure Heads Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard The Birthday Party February 1982 Covered by The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
Red Right Hand Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Thomas Wydler Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 18, 1994 Covered by (9 artists)
Release the Bats Nick Cave, Mick Harvey The Birthday Party August 1981 Covered by Some Girls
Riddle House Nick Cave Boys Next Door February 16, 1980 Covered by Les Georges Leningrad
Right Now I'm A-Roaming Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Thomas Wydler, Martyn P. Casey, Conway Savage Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds January 27, 1997 Covered by Herman Brood & His Wild Romance
She Fell Away Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds November 3, 1986 Covered by After Darkness
She's Hit Nick Cave, Tracy Pew The Birthday Party May 10, 1982 Covered by Snatch [3]
Song of Joy Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds February 5, 1996 Covered by Thine
Sonny's Burning Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard, Tracy Pew The Birthday Party March 7, 1983 Covered by Cattle Decapitation
Spell Nick Cave, Martyn P. Casey, Jim Sclavunos, Warren Ellis Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds September 20, 2004 Covered by Dafne
Straight to You Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 27, 1992 Covered by (8 artists)
Supernaturally Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds September 20, 2004 Covered by Cavemen [NL]
The Carny Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds November 3, 1986 Covered by MRT
The Curse of Millhaven Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds February 5, 1996 Covered by Ahab Rex
The Farewell Song Nick Cave, Mick Harvey
The Friend Catcher Nick Cave The Birthday Party 1980 Covered by Das Oath
The Mercy Seat Nick Cave, Mick Harvey Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds May 23, 1988 Covered by (12 artists)
The Ship Song Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds March 12, 1990 Covered by (17 artists)
The Weeping Song Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 17, 1990 Covered by (5 artists)
To Be by Your Side Nick Cave, Bruno Coulais Nick Cave 2001 Covered by Roli Frei & The Soulful Desert
Today's Lesson Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds March 3, 2008 Covered by Cavemen [NL]
Tupelo Barry Adamson, Nick Cave, Mick Harvey Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds June 3, 1985 Covered by SikTh
We No Who U R Nick Cave, Warren Ellis Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds February 15, 2013 Covered by Cold Specks
Where Do We Go Now but Nowhere Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds March 3, 1997 Covered by Georga feat. Susanne Andersson
Where the Wild Roses Grow Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Herr Bargeld March 28, 2005 Covered by (25 artists)
Wild World Nick Cave, Mick Harvey The Birthday Party March 7, 1983 Covered by (4 artists)
Your Funeral, My Trial Nick Cave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds November 3, 1986 Covered by Architect's Eye
Zoo-Music Girl Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard The Birthday Party April 6, 1981 Covered by Atomopel

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
City of Refuge Nick Cave You Better Run Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Covered by (2 artists)
Stagger Lee Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld, Thomas Wydler, Martyn P. Casey, Conway Savage, Jim Sclavunos Stag' Lee Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Covered by Magic Dirt
Time Jesum transeuntum et non riverentum / X-Files Theme Nick Cave X-Files Theme, Better Go Home Now Nick Cave and Dirty Three

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds September 20, 2004 Mute Records
B-Sides & Rarities Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds March 28, 2005 Mute Records
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds March 3, 2008 Mute Records
From Her to Eternity Nick Cave featuring The Bad Seeds May 21, 1984 Mute Records
Henry's Dream Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 27, 1992 Mute Records
Kicking Against the Pricks Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds August 8, 1986 Mute Records
Let Love In Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 18, 1994 Mute Records
Live Seeds Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds September 6, 1993 Mute Records
Murder Ballads Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds February 5, 1996 Mute Records
No More Shall We Part Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 2, 2001 Mute Records
Push the Sky Away Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds February 15, 2013 Bad Seed Ltd.
Tender Prey Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds September 19, 1988 Mute Records
The Boatman's Call Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds March 3, 1997 Mute Records
The Firstborn Is Dead Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds June 3, 1985 Mute Records
The Good Son Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 17, 1990 Mute Records
The Good Son [Ltd.] Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds April 17, 1990 Mute Records
Your Funeral... My Trial Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds November 3, 1986 Mute Records

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
(Are You) The One that I've Been Waiting for ? Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds May 19, 1997 Mute Records
Do You Love Me? Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds March 28, 1994 Mute Records
Henry Lee Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds & PJ Harvey February 26, 1996 Mute Records
In the Ghetto Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds June 18, 1984 Mute Records
Into My Arms Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds January 27, 1997 Mute Records
Rye Whiskey Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds February 1989 Reflex Magazine
Straight to You - Jack the Ripper Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds March 30, 1992 Mute Records
The Good Songs Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 1990 Mute Records
The Mercy Seat Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds May 23, 1988 Mute Records
The Ship Song Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds March 12, 1990 Mute Records
The Singer Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds June 1986 Mute Records
What a Wonderful World Nick Cave & Shane MacGowan November 30, 1992 Mute Records
Where the Wild Roses Grow Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds + Kylie Minogue October 2, 1995 Mute Records

Videos

Title Performer Release date Label
The Road to God Knows Where Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 1990 Mute Film

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
All the Pretty Little Horses Current 93 1996 Durtro
American IV: The Man Comes Around Johnny Cash November 5, 2002 American
Au royaume de Tricatel various artists 1998 L'appareil-photo
Bad Cover Version [CD2] Pulp April 15, 2002 Island
Department of Enjoyment various artists May 12, 1984 New Musical Express
Easy Come Easy Go - 18 Songs for Music Lovers Marianne Faithfull November 10, 2008 Naïve
Headless Body in Topless Bar Die Haut May 1989 What's So Funny About..
I Am Sam various artists January 8, 2002 V2 Records
I Am Sam [European Edition] various artists 2002 V2 Records
I'm Your Fan various artists 1991 Oscar
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man various artists July 25, 2006 Verve Forecast
Le Peuple Migrateur Bruno Coulais 2001 Galatee Films
Mark Ryden Presents the Gay Nineties Olde Tyme Music - Day Bell (Bicycle Built for Two) various artists 2013 Porterhouse Fine Arts Editions
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues - The Soul of a Man various artists September 9, 2003 Columbia
Next Wave Chris Coco August 12, 2002 Distinct'ive Records
Ocean Club präsentiert Stummute - Live in der Volksbühne am 24.11.2000 various artists 2002 Volksbühne Recordings
Pink Elephants Mick Harvey October 27, 1997 Mute Records
September Songs - The Music of Kurt Weill various artists 1997 Sony Classical
Sex o'Clock Anita Lane September 24, 2001 Mute Records
Soho - Colonna sonora originale various artists 1997 EMI
Songs in the Key of X various artists March 19, 1996 Warner Bros.
Son of Rogues Gallery - Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys various artists February 19, 2013 Anti-
Sweat Die Haut 1993 What's So Funny About..
Sweat - Live Die Haut 1993 What's So Funny About..
The Bridge - A Tribute to Neil Young various artists 1989 Caroline Records
The Harry Smith Project - Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited various artists October 24, 2006 Shout! Factory
The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project - We Are Only Riders various artists November 27, 2009 Glitterhouse Records
The World's a Girl Anita Lane June 5, 1995 Mute Records
True Blood - Music from HBO's Original Series Volume 3 various artists September 6, 2011 WaterTower Music
Unearthed Cash November 25, 2003 American

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
Eyes for an Eye - A Tribute to Nick Cave various artists 2006 Failure to Communicate Records
The Paper Chase and Xiu Xiu Cover Nick Cave The Paper Chase and Xiu Xiu November 2005 Stickfigure
The Ship Song The Ship Song Project 2011 (self-released)
Zombie Strong Cavemen [NL] 2009 (self-released)

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