Since fronting post-punk band, The Birthday Party, in the late 1970s, Australian-born Nick Cave has evolved from an addiction-addled poster-boy for goth-rock to rivalling Ozzy Osbourne for the title of Prince of Darkness.
On forming Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Cave set himself on a mission to create a sound that was more unsettling and challenging than anything else he had written. Drawing on Delta blues, Deep South spirituals and his obsession with the notions of good and evil from the Bible, he created a dark and swampy soundscape where anything is possible.
From Her to Eternity, Tender Prey and Murder Ballads are three albums no Cave fan should be without. Thick with sleazy blues, minor-chord piano and Cave’s nicotine growl, they show him and the band at their most creative.
Our collection of Nick Cave prints hosts some superb images of this outlandish artist at work.