Nick Cave

Nick Cave


9/22/1957, Warracknabeal, Australia

Birth Name

Nicholas Edward Cave


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Nicholas Edward Cave

Was born to parents Colin and Dawn the 22nd of September 1952. He and his siblings, Tim, Peter and Julie, grew up in Warracknabeal, Australia. He was raised Anglican. He's known to work as a rock musician, songwriter, poet, author, actor and screenwriter.



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    • Nick Cave: I have always been of the opinion that my music is unique and individual and exists beyond the realms inhabited by those who would reduce tings to mere measuring.

    • Nick Cave: (About his father) From the age of 12 or 13, he would read passages to me from books that he thought were good - Dostoevsky, Nabokov. But it was less a matter of what I learned from him than seeing what literature did for him. When he talked about literature, I saw him become alive.

    • Nick Cave: No one will ever be able to read a book by me, or see me in a film, or read about me robbing a bank without seeing me first as a rock singer.

    • Nick Cave: I want to write songs that are so sad, the kind of sad where you take someone's little finger and break it in three places.

    • Nick Cave: The other nice thing about music is that you have music that's made by young people for young people, and music that's made for middle-aged people by middle-aged people. I feel that I've very much ceased to make music for young people. It's music made by a 40-year-old man who's accumulated a certain amount of understanding in life.

    • Nick Cave: I think that songs that bang on about what a happy lot this human race is and everything is full of joy, that's an alternate world. I don't mean to be depressing about these things, but I find songs like that quite strange.

    • Nick Cave: When the big bomb goes off, all that's going to survive are goths and cockroaches.