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Rage Has Not Withered Him

Interview by Sean O'Hagan, Observer, The, March 2001

Nick Cave never thought he'd get past 40, but heroin and self-hate are behind him now. Married and "reborn", he writes nine to five in ...

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Nick Cave (1986)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 1986

The interview was meant to be about The Bad Seeds' Kicking Against The Pricks, but swiftly degenerates into an attack on music journalism in general, and interviewer Mat Snow in particular

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 41.8meg, total interview length: 45' 56" sound quality: ***

Nick Cave (1988)

Interview by Kris Needs, Rock's Backpages Audio, December 1988

The Head Seed talks about his writing (the collection King Ink and new novel And The Ass Saw The Angel); his work on the movie Ghosts… of the Civil Dead and his latest album Tender Prey.

File format: mp3; file size: 44.4mb, interview length: 48' 27" sound quality: ***

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Sometimes Pleasure Heads Must Burn - A Manhattan Melodrama starring the Birthday Party

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, NME, October 1981

IT'S A CHILL, exposed night in New York City. The East Coast has only just recovered from a week of torrential rains, and winds sweeping ...

Primal Pain at the Psychos' Party: The Birthday Party at the Venue, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, NME, March 1982

WHEN The Birthday Party last desecrated this tabernacle of modern nightlife, a generally sloppy show produced the intemperate engorgement of Drunk On The Pope's Blood, ...

Nick Cave: If This Is Heaven I'm Bailing Out

Interview by Don Watson, NME, May 1984

THE ENIGMA of The Birthday Party, like that of Kaspar Hauser, begins with grunts in the darkness and ends in murder. ...

Nick Cave: From Her To Eternity (Mute)

Review by Mat Snow, NME, May 1984

NICK CAVE'S From Her To Eternity is one of the greatest rock albums ever made. Now read on... ...

Nick Cave: A Man Called Horse

Interview by Antonella Gambotto, ZigZag, January 1985

I AM CRUSHED between a maniac with a mohican and a screaming string-singleted Scot in the audience - sweating, drunken, belching, retching, hopeless, drugged - ...

Screamin' Jay Hawkins: The Man Who Ate Nick Cave

Interview by Lynden Barber, NME, July 1986

The bats screech, and inside a rockin' coffin, something stirs...up fly the nails and out pops SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS, longtime voodoo swamp beast back to ...

Nick Cave: Prick Me Do I Not Bleed?

Interview by Mat Snow, NME, August 1986

AMONG NICK Cave's most prized possessions is a hardcover green book stuffed with press cuttings and private observations written in his painstakingly spidery hand. ...

Nick Cave: Your Funeral…My Trial

Review by Lucy O'Brien, NME, November 1986

MANSON KILLED a woman. Burroughs killed a woman. Nicholas Cave, performance artist, amoral Baal-like poet and tortured balladeer, sings of killing a woman. ...

Of Misogyny, Murder and Melancholy: Meeting Nick Cave

Interview by Simon Reynolds, National Student , 1987

TALKING TO NICK CAVE is a bit of a trial. He’s not really a proper person. Like many artists, what makes him a genius also ...

Nick Cave: Lizard of Oz

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, January 1988

AFTER A YEAR AWAY, NICK CAVE RETURNS FROM THE WILDERNESS WITH ANOTHER LADELFUL OF PEARLS AND PESSIMISM. CHRIS ROBERTS MEETS THE MAN WHO SEES EVERYTHING ...

Nick Cave: The Needle And The Damage Done

Report and Interview by Jack Barron, NME, August 1988

NICK CAVE – the voice of desperation; singer, writer, actor, junkie! JACK BARRON, branded by the Bad Seed a "filthy little prick", gets to grips ...

Mark E Smith, Nick Cave & Shane MacGowan: The Three Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Interview by James Brown, Sean O'Hagan, NME, February 1989

For its second pop summit of the year, NME lent SEAN O'HAGAN and JAMES BROWN £10 each to buy SHANE MACGOWAN, MARK E SMITH and ...

Exit The '80s — Goth: Bats Out Of Hell

Overview by Cathi Unsworth, Sounds, September 1989

It's been the decade of the goth — but, somewhere along the line, the innovation of The Birthday Party, the Banshees and the Sisters gave ...

Nick Cave: The Return of the Prodigal Son

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, April 1990

Throughout the turmoil of the ‘80s, Nick Cave was on some sort of slow development course. From the pithy pop blunders of Boys Next Door ...

Nick Cave: Worshipping The Son

Interview by Cathi Unsworth, Sounds, November 1990

For the second of our special Fan Files, we look at Nick Cave, the singer who's so damn slinky and shaggable that even women want ...

Nick Cave: Titter Ye Not

Interview by Andy Gill, Q, May 1992

NICK CAVE SIGHS. He sighs a lot, as if weary of the world and all that's in it. ...

Nick Cave

Interview by Dave Thompson, Alternative Press, 1996

MIDWAY THROUGH Neglected Murderesses, artist Edward Gorey's gallery of feasibly fictional ghoulesses, we meet Sarah Jane "Batears" Olafsen, a cold-hearted killer who "hacked to collops" ...

Sweet Misery: The Mellowing of Nick Cave

Review by Nick Hornby, New Yorker, May 2001

IT'S THE SHEER UBIQUITY of pop music that presents such an obstacle to older fans. When I was fifteen, it was satisfyingly hard to hear ...

A Boy Next Door

Retrospective and Interview by Michel Faber, Rock's Backpages, August 2002

Novelist Michel Faber remembers the Young Nick Cave. ...

Nick Cave: Makes Darkly Melodic Records of Rare Beauty

Interview by Robert Sandall, Word, The, March 2003

He gets up at five a.m. and works. He leads an ordered domestic life. Bob Dylan likes him. He is clean and sober. ...

Nick Cave: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Ian Watson, Yahoo Music, June 2003

AT EXACTLY twenty seven minutes past eight, the polite but firm announcement is made. "Nick Cave will take the stage in three minutes." ...

"I Wasn't Sid Vicious": Nick Cave

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, September 2004

FOR A HIGH-MINDED musical elder statesman like Nick Cave, cultural credibility comes in many forms. The 47-year-old Australian export has hosted London's Meltdown festival, been ...

The Lyre of Cave: An Interview

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, September 2004

RBP: Could you have imagined, all those years ago, that you’d have this amazingly even and consistent career? ...

Old Saint Nick: Nick Cave

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Dazed & Confused, October 2004

ON ABATTOIR BLUES, the cheerily-titled first half of the new double album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, there is a song called ‘There ...

Nick Cave: The Songwriter Speaks

Interview by Debbie Kruger, Weekend Australian, July 2005

Writer Debbie Kruger spoke to the biggest names in Australian music for her new book Songwriters Speak. In this exclusive extract, Nick Cave explains why ...

Utah Saints: Sundance Music Festival

Interview by Steven R Rosen, Harp, May 2006

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Nick Cave: The Proposition, Pop Music and Leonard Cohen

Report and Interview by Steven R Rosen, Cincinnati CityBeat, June 2006

THE PROPOSITION, director John Hillcoat's solemn and violently unsentimental Australian western, has its fair share of stars in the cast. ...

Grinderman: Grinderman

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, April 2007

THE NEW NAME - the alter ego, the Bad Seeds doppelganger - sounds like some hideous Saw-style horror flick. Nick Cave recasts The Hitcher in ...

Nick Cave: Back to the Ballroom

Book Excerpt by Clinton Walker, 'Cultural Seeds: Essays on the Work of Nick Cave', 2009

I FIRST MET Nick Cave in Melbourne in early 1978 when we were both, I daresay, players in a new music underground that was still ...

Nick Cave: The Death of Bunny Munro (Canongate Books)

Book Review by Leyla Sanai, Rock's Backpages, September 2009

NICK CAVE was never going to settle for "just" being a rock star. Right back from when I was first aware of him, in the ...

see also Birthday Party, The

see also Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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