Nicholas Edward Cave AO (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional actor, best known for fronting the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Cave’s music is generally characterised by his baritone voice, emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence.
Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and romantic relationships. Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honour.
Nick Cave is 61 today, here are 10 of his best.
- THE MERCY SEAT – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
- STAGGER LEE (cover)
- PEOPLE AIN’T NO GOOD
- RED RIGHT HAND
- HENRY LEE (w/ PJ Harvey)
- THE SHIP SONG
- INTO MY ARMS
- DO YOU LOVE ME?
- HIGGS BOSON BLUES
- DEATH IS NOT THE END (Bob Dylan) – guilty pleasure
..and remember to search youtube for more brilliant Nick Cave songs !!
Nicholas Edward “Nick” Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor.
..It speak volumes about the album’s universality that its songs have soundtracked everything from Michael Hutchence’s funeral to Shrek 2.
~Stuart Berman (pitchfork.com)
The Boatman’s Call is one of his finest albums and arguably the masterpiece he has been promising throughout his career.
~Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)
Into My Arms – live
One of my favourite ways to meditate is listening to music. Listening to details in the music and stay present. Here are 5 great songs for meditation.
Van Morrison – In The Garden
The streets are always wet with rain
After a summer shower when I saw you standin’
In the garden in the garden wet with rain