Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

About Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Formed in 1983 after the dissolution of post-punks The Birthday Party, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are known for moody, orchestral rock music.

∙ The band’s 1984 debut single, a slow and dramatic cover of the Elvis Presley-popularized “In the Ghetto,” reached No. 1 on the UK’s Independent Singles chart.
∙ Their duet with Kylie Minogue—the melodramatic murder ballad “Where the Wild Roses Grow”—was a global Top 10 hit and won multiple ARIA Awards, including 1996 Single of the Year.
∙ In 2007, Cave was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors given to Australian musicians.
Skeleton Tree, their 2016 landmark album of raw emotion and grief, earned widespread critical acclaim and a career-best No. 27 showing on the Billboard 200 chart.
∙ They were nominated for a Best Music Film Grammy Award for the 2016 documentary One More Time With Feeling, which chronicled the making of Skeleton Tree.
Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition—an art installation featuring Cave’s artwork, lyrics, and personal effects—opened in Copenhagen in 2020.
∙ Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ songs have been covered by Johnny Cash (“The Mercy Seat”), Arctic Monkeys (“Red Right Hand”), and Metallica (“Loverman”).

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