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Nick Cave about rock n’ roll


I lost my innocence with Johnny Cash. I used to watch the ‘Johnny Cash Show’ on television in Wangaratta when I was about 9 or 10 years old. At that stage I had really no idea about rock n’ roll. I watched him, and from that point I saw that music could be an evil thing – a beautiful, evil thing.

Nick Cave about songwriting


There’s an element to songwriting that I can’t explain, that comes from somewhere else. I can’t explain that dividing line between nothing and something that happens within a song, where you have absolutely nothing, and then suddenly you have something. It’s like the origin of the universe.

Nick Cave about his music


My records are basically a litany of complaints against the world, and I’m quite like that in real life as well.

Nick Cave about blues


The blues is instilled in every musical cell that floats around your body.