Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds is an Australian band formed in Melbourne in 1983 and originally composed of Nick Cave, Mick Harvey and Blixa Bargeld. Starting trio which will be quickly joined by Hugo Race and Barry Adamson.
The group released his first album "From her to eternity" in 1984, an album which only found favor with the public across the Channel and which produced only a minor hit with the title "In the ghetto".
New album "The firstborn is dead" a year later in 1985, an album which will go completely unnoticed. The albums "Kicking against the pricks" and "Your Funeral...My trial" will go less unnoticed in 1986 but will be unable to produce any major hits.
Another relative failure in 1988 with the release of the album "Tender prey" which will save the furniture only thanks to the single "The mercy seat", single which will be unanimously hailed by the critics. The album "The good son" had a much more favorable fate in 1990, but once again produced only a minor hit with the single "The ship song".
They will have to wait for 1992 and a much more rock-oriented change of tone to see their efforts over the years finally rewarded with the release of the album "Henry's Dream". Album which offered them their first real global success and produced two high-caliber singles that are "Straight to you" and "I had a dream, Joe". A year 1992 which ended ideally with the enormous success of the title "What a wonderful world", title which they interpreted in duet with Shane MacGowan of the Pogues.
A dynamic of success that gained momentum in 1994 when the album "Let love in" was released. Album which will know an even more important success than its predecessor thanks to titles like "Do you love me ?" and "Red right hand".
A success that grew again a year later in 1995 when the biggest single of their entire record was released, namely "Where the wild roses grow", a title they performed in duet this time with Kylie Minogue. Flagship title that will be found on the enormous album "Murder ballads" which will be released the following year in 1996.
An incredible adventure which continued the following year with the release in 1997 of the album "The Boatman's call". Album carried at arm's length by the enormous single "Into my arms", a single which further amplifies the group's worldwide fame.
A reputation that will continue to grow over the following decade. As incredible as it may seem because for most of the others, it will be just the opposite that will happen ...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
In the ghetto 1984
The singer 1986
The mercy seat 1988
The ship song 1990
Straight to you 1992
I had a dream, Joe 1992
What a wonderful world 1992
Do you love me ? 1994
Red right hand 1994
Where the wild roses grow 1995
Henry Lee 1996
Into my arms 1997
(Are you) The one that I've been waiting for ? 1997
As I sat sadly by her side 2001
Love letter 2002
Nature boy 2004
1984 ... a career start in ease with this luxury cover of Elvis' title dating from 1969. Anyway, it at least allows the group to obtain their first ranked title
1986 ... after a year 1985 where not much will happen, the group returns in a fairly average form in this year 1986. All on a new luxury cover, this time of the title of Johnny Cash dating from 1968. A cover that will go somewhat unnoticed ...
1988 ... new air gap in 1987. Business therefore resumed in this year 1988 but recovered at least slowly. The group really needs to raise its level of play to be able to hope to reach the big leagues ...
1990 ... 1989 will be another odd year where nothing will happen. So back to the beginning of the new decade and this time in intimate mode, an area where we had not yet seen them. And my faith, the result is not that bad ...
1992 ... since odd years really don't suit them, nothing will happen in 1991. Back in 1992 in Olympic form, a form that allows them to gain momentum in an impressive way ...
1992 ... a much more messy title but which still allows the group to continue its ascent to the top. Like what, there is something for all tastes ...
1992 ... a totally improbable duo for a totally improbable cover. And yet, this luxury cover of Louis Armstrong's title dating from 1956 will allow the group to obtain one of its biggest successes. Astonishing no ...!
1994 ... of course, once again, we skip the odd year. Back in 1994 in sufficient shape to stay in touch with the best. Nothing extraordinary, like all their discography, but sufficient quality to maintain themselves at the highest level ...
1994 ... from start to finish, it was impossible to really define the band's style. A mixture of everything and especially anything ...
1994 ... this group will have mixed all possible and imaginable influences and styles. With the result of surprising titles, even very surprising. Including this one !
1995 ... then THIS title comes ! A new duo, to say the least, improbable and which will still offer them the biggest success of all their discography. MAS-TER-FUL !
1996 ... the group will never have reached the peaks as much as singing in duet mode. Once again the proof with this title. Astonishing paradox, but a miracle recipe in any case ...
1997 ... like what, the odd years succeed them better in the end than the even years. Here they get their 2nd biggest success and at the same time land a direct ticket to posterity. HU-GE !
1997 ... in the end, they will never have been as good as on the Intimist songs. A group not really cut out for this kind of field and yet the results are there !
2001 ... the adventure will continue during the 2000s. With the key to a new major success and this always in the Intimist field. Their favorite field now ...
2002 ... a magnificent ballad which literally floats in the air and which proves, if it was still necessary, that this group really has a particular gift in so-called 'emotional' titles. MA-GIC !
2004 ... the exception that makes the rule. Surprisingly, the band's last notorious hit will be a punchy track to say the least. The loop is now perfectly closed ...
Official Website :
https://www.nickcave.com/ Greatest Hits :