I was first drawn to Nick Cave in Wim Wender’s Wings of Desire. His scraggly voice, brooding lyrics and bass-heavy music suited my sensibilities at the time, but what I like most about Nick is how his music has grown and developed over the years. I was blown away by his double album, Abattoir Blues and Lyre of Orpheus, which led to a subsequent live recording, which is simply a must for all Nick Cave fans. Here’s a taste of the glorious concert in Brixton Academy with Nick casting his ominous shadow on the cavernous walls.
He’s gone onto write scores, scripts and appear in many films. Recently, he was asked by fellow Aussie Russel Crowe to write a script for the sequel to Gladiator, but alas it was rejected by the studio. Hopefully, he will still get a chance to score the projected film.
Red Right Hand seems to pop up everywhere. It has been used in movies like Scream, Hellboy and Box of Moon Light, as well as in an episode of X-Files, and was re-mixed in later episodes of Scream.
Here’s a list of some of the films Nick Cave has been involved with in one way or another,Read less