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Our Icons: Nick Cave

Posted 04 November 2016 by Blog Author

OUR ICONS: Nick Cave

Friday, 4th November 2016

The king of the goths, Nick Cave, casts a long, dark shadow across pop culture.

Although he twisted between different genres and mediums throughout his career, his dark fingerprints were unmistakeable on any project he touched.

With a four different bands, a career spanning more than four decades, we don't blame you for not knowing where to start. Luckily, we got your back.

The man

Although he hails from the humble town of Warracknabeal, Victoria, his life is better traced around the globe.

In West Berlin with the Birthday Party he rose to the top of the post-punk scene, howling and scratching on stage like a wounded dog.

The USA’s Bible Belt was a backdrop for grizzled narratives that sprawl across his records and the set piece of his southern gothic novel, And The Ass Saw the Angel.

New York City is alive in the scuzz of every Grinderman riff. Fully electric and flipping you off as they fly out of your speakers.

His discography bends from grim to tender, violent to theatrical through his whole career. There isn’t a Cave façade put on for the public, what you hear is what he feels.

Where to start

LET LOVE IN (1994)

One of the most balanced records Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds released. Lusty juggernauts like Loverman fit snug alongside the waltz of Nobody’s Baby Now and the creep of Red Right Hand.

This record is a great way to decide what kind of Cave you like best. Are the ballads singing to you? Try The Good Son next. Can’t get enough of Jangling Jack? Turn up Henry’s Dream.

TOP TRACKS: Red Right Hand, Loverman

The get up

Dressed to the nines in a dark suit is probably Nick Cave’s most iconic look, but we gotta throw it back to his deep wild days in the 80s. Cigarette thin jeans and wild prints forever!

Posted 04 November 2016 by Blog Author

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