A Little History

Photographs of Nick Cave and cohorts, 1981-2013

Author: Bleddyn Butcher

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743438907

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 3654

When Bleddyn Butcher first saw The Birthday Party play, back in 1981, he was astonished. And then enthralled. He set about trying to catch their lightning in his Nikon F2AS. That quixotic impulse became a lifelong quest. A little history got made on the way. Collected here for the first time are the fruits of his labour. A Little History is an extraordinary document, tracking Nick Cave's creative career from the apoplectic extravagance of The Birthday Party to the calmer disquiet of 2013's Push The Sky Away via snapshots, spotlit visions and sumptuous, theatrical portraits. It mixes the candid and uncanny, the spontaneous and the patiently staged, and includes eyeball encounters with Cave's baddest lieutenants, men for the most part who long since burned their own bridges down. Butcher's Nikonic eye defines moment after arresting moment in Cave's glorious, sprawling story: it's a splendid testament to two brilliant careers.

A Little History

Photographs of Nick Cave and cohorts, 1981-2013

Author: Bleddyn Butcher

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 176011068X

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 6443

When Bleddyn Butcher first saw The Birthday Party play, back in 1981, he was astonished. And then enthralled. He set about trying to catch their lightning in his Nikon F2AS. That quixotic impulse became a lifelong quest. A little history got made on the way. Collected here for the first time are the fruits of his labour. A Little History is an extraordinary document, tracking Nick Cave's creative career from the apoplectic extravagance of The Birthday Party to the calmer disquiet of 2013's Push The Sky Away via snapshots, spotlit visions and sumptuous, theatrical portraits. It mixes the candid and uncanny, the spontaneous and the patiently staged, and includes eyeball encounters with Cave's baddest lieutenants, men for the most part who long since burned their own bridges down. Butcher's Nikonic eye defines moment after arresting moment in Cave's glorious, sprawling story: it's a splendid testament to two brilliant careers.

A Little History

Photographs of Nick Cave and Cohorts 1981 - 2013

Author: Bleddyn Butcher

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760110697

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 153

View: 3714

'A Little History' tracks Nick Cave's creative career from the apoplectic extravagance of 'The Birthday Party' to the calmer disquiet of 2013's 'Push the Sky Away' via snapshots, spotlit visions and sumptuous, theatrical portraits.

Nick Cave

Sinner Saint: The True Confessions

Author: Mat Snow

Publisher: Plexus Publishing

ISBN: 0859658805

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 7871

Iconic drug-rock frontman, brutally poetic songwriter, cult novelist, and critically acclaimed screenwriter – Nick Cave is one of the most revered and singular artistic talents of the past three decades. This collection of interviews tells the story of Cave’s forty-year career in his own words.

Bad Seed

The Biography of Nick Cave

Author: Ian Johnston

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 9780349107783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 2513

A widely acclaimed biography of one of rock's most compelling, uncompromising and influential singer-songwriters, Ian Johnston's BAD SEED offers a superb overview of Nick Cave's career to date. Through Cave's fronting of the incendiary bands The Birthday Party and The Bad Seeds, producing music of unfettered expression and explosive intensity, to his creative collaborations outside of the rock industry in film and literature, BAD SEED illustrates a life lived in barely controlled chaos: and unravels the motivation and unique appeal of a reluctant icon whose songs, according to the Rolling Stones, possess "the authority of the most primal kind of myth."

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

An Art Book

Author: Reinhard Kleist

Publisher: SelfMadeHero

ISBN: 9781910593523

Category:

Page: 96

View: 6449

In his graphic biography Nick Cave: Mercy on Me, Reinhard Kleist paints an expressive and enthralling portrait of the musician, novelist, poet, and actor. It is, according to Nick Cave himself, "a complex, chilling and completely bizarre journey into Cave World." Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: An Art Book collects Kleist's moody and expressive portraits of the musician and his band, spanning 30 years of writing, recording, and live performance. Kleist also returns readers to Cave's imaginative world with comic book reimaginings of "Deanna," "The Good Son," and "Stagger Lee." Filled with visual delights, this record-size art book is a kaleidoscopic portrait of Nick Cave's wide-ranging career as a storyteller, musician, and cultural icon.

Nick Cave Anthology

Author: Nick Cave

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780711986817

Category: Popular music

Page: 128

View: 5195

This anthology includes Cave's greatest hits arranged for piano, voice and guitar, with complete lyrics and guitar chord boxes.

The Art of Nick Cave

New Critical Essays

Author: John H. Baker

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841506273

Category: Music

Page: 282

View: 1555

Known for his work as a performer and songwriter with the Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Australian artist Nick Cave has also pursued a variety of other projects, including writing and acting. Covering the full range of Cave's creative endeavors, this collection of critical essays provides a comprehensive overview of his multifaceted career. The contributors, who hail from an array of disciplines, consider Cave's work from many different angles, drawing on historical, psychological, pedagogical, and generic perspectives. Illuminating the remarkable scope of Cave's achievements, they explore his career as a composer of film scores, scriptwriter, and performer, most strikingly in Ghosts of the Civil Dead; his work in theater; and his literary output, which includes the novels And the Ass Saw the Angel and The Death of Bunny Munro, as well as two collections of prose. Together, the resulting essays provide a lucid overview of Nick Cave's work that will orient students and fans while offering fresh insights sure to deepen even expert perspectives.

Complete Lyrics

Author: Nick Cave

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141027142

Category: Music

Page: 460

View: 1705

This complete collection of Nick Cave lyrics spans his entire career, from his writing for The Birthday Party through the highly acclaimed Murder Ballads and The Boatman's Call to new albums No More Shall We Part, Nocturama, Abattoir Blues and The Proposition. Brought together in one volume for the first time, these lyrics make up one of the most outstanding achievements of contemporary music.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Author: Richard Bach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684846845

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 3550

Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracized by the rest of the flock.

The Sick Bag Song

Author: Nick Cave

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782116699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 6519

The Sick Bag Song chronicles Cave's journey with his band the Bad Seeds on a twenty-two-day, North American tour. It is a highly personal account that blends memories, musings, poetry, lyrics, flights of fancy and road journal. Drawing inspiration from Leonard Cohen, John Berryman, Patti Smith, Sharon Olds, folk ballads and ancient texts, THE SICK BAG SONG takes the form of an epic quest, turning over questions of inspiration, creativity, loss, death and romantic love. It is also a companion piece to his feature documentary 20,000 Days on Earth. The Sick Bag Song explores and develops the mystique of Nick Cave.

Nick Cave

Until

Author: Denise Markonish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791356051

Category:

Page: 192

View: 8789

This generously illustrated book takes readers inside Nick Cave's newest work: an enormous, elaborate journey through the workings of the artistic mind. Nick Cave's "Soundsuits"--exuberant, brightly colored wearable sculptures adorned with buttons, hair, toys and other found objects--have made him one of the best-known contemporary artists. This book documents his most extensive work to date, turning his art inside out. Until fills MASS MoCA's football field- sized gallery, without a single Soundsuit to be found. Instead Cave takes us inside the belly of one of his iconic sculptures with an immersive environment populated by a dazzling array of found objects, echoing some of Cave's and America's most confounding dilemmas: gun violence, racial inequality, injustice within our cities' police departments, and death. An installation diary and numerous images reveal how an idea becomes reality. Until also incorporates special appearances by dancers, singer/ songwriters, and poets, as well as community forums, and opportunities for public debate and engagement. Transcripts of the first of these events accompany the book's illustrations. This book features an essay by exhibition Curator Denise Markonish, commentary by David Byrne and Lori E. Lightfoot that contextualizes Cave's work against today's headlines, and an excerpt from Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric. Powerful and transformative, Until promises to take its place among the era's most important artistic statements.

The Death of Bunny Munro

Author: Nick Cave

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184002661

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

View: 9804

‘I am damned,’ thinks Bunny Munro in a sudden moment of self-awareness reserved for those who are soon to die. He feels that somewhere down the line he has made a grave mistake, but this realisation passes in a dreadful heartbeat and is gone—leaving him in a room at the Grenville Hotel, in his underwear, with nothing but himself and his appetites. Bunny Munro drinks too much, smokes too much and thinks of sex all the time. Following his wife’s suicide, he takes his nine-years-old son on a trip to recover from the tragedy. But he is about to discover that his days are numbered. Dark, funny and raunchy, The Death of Bunny Munro is the story of a man full of emotional atyachar. Written in the high octane, charged prose that has made Nick Cave one of the world’s most acclaimed lyricists, it is an unforgettable book.

Comfort Eating with Nick Cave

Vegan Recipes to Get Deep Inside of You

Author: Automne Zingg,Joshua Ploeg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781621066132

Category: Comfort food

Page: 127

View: 8215

"An illustrated vegan cookbook that humorously portrays Nick Cave eating delicious food.... and his feelings"--

Tender Prey

A Biography of Nick Cave

Author: Mark Mordue

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409122296

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

View: 4419

Nick Cave has spent over three decades living on the artistic edge, building up a sizable following, but never compromising his vision. His global wanderings have taken in Melbourne, London, Berlin, Sao Paolo, New York, and, currently, Brighton. He now has a major body of work behind him -- some 20 albums, two novels, films scores and an acting career. From his strung-out Birthday Party days in London and Berlin in the early eighties, battling heroin addiction and overcoming the premature death of his father; through his artistic and personal relationships with the likes of PJ Harvey and Kylie Minogue, and, finally, the redemptive turns of marriage, family life and sobriety, Cave has emerged with his creativity undiminished and his reputation growing in acclaim. Tender Prey, Mark Mordue's doorstep of a biography, leaves no stone unturned. Having interviewed Cave extensively as well as his close colleagues, Mordue balances this rare insight with an independent, critical spirit. In Mordue's words the book tells 'the story of a man on the run from himself and his demons, and how he has documented that journey in song; a movement through hell and high water with one of the world's greatest musical artists.'

Nick Cave

Mercy on Me

Author: Reinhard Kleist

Publisher: SelfMadeHero

ISBN: 9781910593363

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 6154

Musician, novelist, poet, actor: Nick Cave (b. 1957) is a Renaissance man. His wide-ranging artistic output--always uncompromising, hypnotic, and intense--is defined by an extraordinary gift for storytelling. In Nick Cave: Mercy on Me, Reinhard Kleist employs a cast of characters drawn from Cave's music and writing to tell the story of a formidable artist and influencer. Kleist paints an expressive and enthralling portrait of Cave's childhood in Australia; his early years fronting The Birthday Party; the sublime highs of his success with The Bad Seeds; and the crippling lows of his battle with heroin. Capturing everything from Cave's frenzied performances in Berlin to the tender moments he spent with love and muse Anita Lane, Kleist's graphic biography, like Cave's songs, is by turns electrifying, sentimental, morbid, and comic--but always engrossing.

Ian Dury

The Definitive Biography

Author: Will Birch

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 9780330511483

Category: New wave music

Page: 382

View: 7840

The definitive biography of Ian Dury, published on the tenth anniversary of his death. Widely described as punk's poet laureate, Ian Dury is a cultural icon. With his band The Blockheads, he exploded onto the television screen in 1978, appearing on Top of the Pops with his hit single What a Waste, followed later that year by Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. By now Ian was thirty-six and had worked hard for many years to reach this moment, struggling all the while to find acceptance inspite of the disability he suffered as a result of childhood polio. And yet fame, when it came, almost destroyed him.This groundbreaking and authoritative book gives the first in-depth and compelling account of the life of this charismatic yet complex artist. Author Will Birch interviewed Dury several times during his lifetime, and has also spoken to more than sixty people who were extremely close to Ian, including family members, fellow musicians, friends, lovers and business associates.

Neon Angel

A Memoir of a Runaway

Author: Cherie Currie,Tony O'Neill

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061961361

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 7282

At the tender age of fifteen, groundbreaking lead singer Cherie Currie joined a group of talented girls—Joan Jett and Lita Ford on guitar, Jackie Fox on bass, and Sandy West on drums—who could rock like no one else. Arriving on the Los Angeles music scene in 1975, The Runaways catapulted from playing small clubs to selling out major stadiums—headlining shows with opening acts like the Ramones, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, and Blondie while riding a wave of hit songs and platinum albums, and touring the world. A shocking, funny, and touching re-creation of a bygone era of rock and roll that chronicles the Runaways' rise to fame and ultimate demise, Neon Angel is also an intensely personal account of Currie's struggles with drugs, sexual abuse, and violence in a decadent, high-pressure music scene—a world of uncontrolled excess where she and her unsupervised bandmates had to grow up fast and experience things that no teenage girls should.

Reggae 45 Soundsystem

The Label Art of Reggae Singles, a Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-79

Author: Stuart Baker,Noel Hawks,Steve Barrow

Publisher: Soul Jazz Books

ISBN: 9780955481796

Category: Music

Page: 480

View: 6767

"This book features the artwork and histories of over 1000 records spanning the course of Jamaican music from its beginnings in the late 1950s through to the end of the 1970s. In so doing this book creates a unique visual history of Jamaican popular culture and its musical developments."--P. [4] of cover.