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Tender Prey: A Biography of Nick Cave [Hardcover]

Mark Mordue

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Book Description

19 Mar 2016

Nick Cave has spent over three decades living on the artistic edge, building up a sizable following, but never compromising his vision. His global wanderings have taken in Melbourne, London, Berlin, Sao Paolo, New York, and, currently, Brighton. He now has a major body of work behind him -- some 20 albums, two novels, films scores and an acting career. From his strung-out Birthday Party days in London and Berlin in the early 1980s, to the formation of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, battling heroin addiction and overcoming the premature death of his father; through his artistic and personal relationships with the likes of PJ Harvey and Kylie Minogue, and, finally, the redemptive turns of marriage, family life and sobriety, Cave has emerged with his creativity undiminished and his reputation growing in acclaim.

TENDER PREY, Mark Mordue's doorstep of a biography, leaves no stone unturned. Having interviewed Cave extensively as well as his close colleagues, Mordue balances this rare insight with an independent, critical spirit. In Mordue's words the book tells 'the story of a man on the run from himself and his demons, and how he has documented that journey in song; a movement through hell and high water with one of the world's greatest musical artists'.


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  • Hardcover: 446 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (19 Mar 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140912228X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409122289
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 647,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Major biography of modern rock icon, written with Nick Cave's input.

About the Author

Nick Cave was born in Warracknabeal, rural Victoria, Australia in 1957. He moved to London in 1980, changed his band's name to the Birthday Party (inspired by a scene in CRIME AND PUNISHMENT). His last two albums, DIG!!! LAZARUS, DIG!!! (2008) with his band the Bad Seeds, and WHITE LUNAR (2009), a collection of his film music (with Warren Ellis), have been amongst his most critically acclaimed and commercially successful. His novel, THE DEATH OF BUNNY MUNRO, was published in September 2009. Mark Mordue has written for ROLLING STONE, VOGUE, THE WORD and the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. He is the author of DASTGAH: DIARY OF A HEADTRIP, and has interviewed Nick Cave for several publications.

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