+

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. The band has featured international personnel throughout its career and presently consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis, bassist Martyn P. Casey and keyboardist Conway Savage, keyboard/percussionist Barry Adamson and guitarist George Vjestica, and drummers Thomas Wydler and Jim Sclavunos. The band has released fifteen studio albums and completed numerous international tours, and has been considered "one of the most original and celebrated bands of the post-punk and alternative rock eras in the '80s and onward"

The band was founded in 1983 following the demise of Cave and Harvey's former group the Birthday Party, the members of which met at a boarding school in Victoria. By the release of their fifth studio album Tender Prey in 1988, they shifted from post-punk towards an experimental alternative rock sound, later incorporating various influences throughout their career. For example, the 2008 album Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! and the side-project Grinderman were strongly influenced by garage rock. Synthesizers and minimal guitar work feature prominently on Push the Sky Away (2013), recorded after Harvey's departure from the band in 2009.



Contributors: WonkeyDude98

Lists Featuring Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Best Australian Bands Greatest Music Artists of All Time
Top Ten Best Goth Rock Bands Most Unique Rock and Metal Bands of 21st Century
Favorite Bands/Artists of the Users of TheTopTens Top Ten Music Artists We Would Trade to Get Ronnie James Dio Back
Top Ten Music Artists Where Two or More Albums Have 5 Stars on Laut.de Top Ten Music Artists We Would Trade to Get Chuck Schuldiner Back
Top Ten Darkest Music Artists Top 10 Most Talented Bands

Related Lists

Best Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Songs Best Songs on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' Skeleton Tree
Best Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Albums
P