A journey through the world of Nick Cave: 10 essential songs by one of music’s darkest poets

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The Bad Seeds founder and frontman Nick Cave turns 62 today

A journey through the world of Nick Cave: 10 essential songs by one of music’s darkest poets

With his dark themed music and poetry, Nick Cave, who was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia on September 22, 1957, achieved cult status worldwide, first as the frontman for the Post-Punk / Goth Rock Australian band The Birthday Party, and later with The Bad Seeds, that he formed in 1983. It’s with The Bad Seeds that Nick Cave has recorded his most popular songs, and despite never aiming to the music charts, he was able to cross into the mainstream with his death, religion, love and violence lyrical obsessions alongside dark music, sung by his baritone and emotional voice. Here’s 10 essential Nick Cave songs to celebrate his 62nd birthday



10 – “No Pussy Blues” with Grinderman, 2007

9 – “Red Right Hand” with the Bad Seeds, 1994

8 – “The Ship Song” with the Bad Seeds, 1990

7 – “Henry Lee” with the Bad Seeds feat. PJ Harvey, 1996

6 – “Where the Wild Roses Grow” with the Bad Seeds feat. Kylie Minogue, 1996



5 – “Deanna” with the Bad Seeds, 1988

4 – “The Weeping Song” with the Bad Seeds, 1990

3 – “Do You Love Me” with the Bad Seeds, 1994

2 – “Straight to You” with the Bad Seeds, 1992



1 – “Into My Arms” with the Bad Seeds, 1994



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