Do You Know About Nick Cave?

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Today we take a look at Australian musician and occasional actor Nick Cave, who is best known for his work as the frontman of rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. What do you know about him?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds song was on the "Shrek 2" soundtrack?

    • A.

      People Ain't No Good

    • B.

      Lime Tree Arbour

    • C.

      West Country Girl

    • D.

      There Is A Kingdom

    Correct Answer
    A. People Ain't No Good
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "People Ain't No Good." This song by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds was included in the soundtrack of the movie "Shrek 2." The lyrics of the song convey a melancholic tone, reflecting on the flaws and shortcomings of human nature. Its inclusion in the film's soundtrack adds depth and emotion to certain scenes, fitting well with the overall themes and atmosphere of the movie.

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  • 2. 

    What member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds quit the band in March 2003?

    • A.

      Blixa Bargeld

    • B.

      Nick Cave

    • C.

      Warren Ellis

    • D.

      Mick Harvey

    Correct Answer
    A. Blixa Bargeld
    Explanation
    Blixa Bargeld is the correct answer because he quit Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in March 2003.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of Nick Cave's first novel?

    • A.

      Complete Lyrics

    • B.

      And The Ass Saw The Angel

    • C.

      King Ink

    • D.

      The Devil's Playground

    Correct Answer
    B. And The Ass Saw The Angel
    Explanation
    "And The Ass Saw The Angel" is the correct answer because it is the title of Nick Cave's first novel. This novel, published in 1989, tells the story of Euchrid Eucrow, a mute boy living in a religious community in the American South. The novel explores themes of religion, violence, and redemption, and showcases Cave's unique writing style and dark, poetic storytelling. "Complete Lyrics" is not the correct answer because it is a compilation of Nick Cave's song lyrics, not a novel. "King Ink" and "The Devil's Playground" are also not the correct answers as they are titles of other works by Nick Cave.

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  • 4. 

    What member of Nick Cave's family died when he was 19?

    • A.

      His Brother

    • B.

      His Mother

    • C.

      His Father

    • D.

      His Sister

    Correct Answer
    C. His Father
    Explanation
    Nick Cave's father died when he was 19.

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  • 5. 

    What singer inspired Nick Cave's album "The Boatman's Call"?

    • A.

      Whitney Houston

    • B.

      Miley Cyrus

    • C.

      Britney Spears

    • D.

      P.J. Harvey

    Correct Answer
    D. P.J. Harvey
    Explanation
    P.J. Harvey is the correct answer because she is the singer who inspired Nick Cave's album "The Boatman's Call". P.J. Harvey is known for her unique and powerful voice, as well as her poetic and introspective lyrics. Her influence on Cave's album can be heard in the emotional depth and vulnerability of the songs, which are reminiscent of Harvey's own style.

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  • 6. 

    Nick Cave was in which band before assembling The Bad Seeds?

    • A.

      The Birthday Party

    • B.

      The Mission U.K.

    • C.

      Camper Van Beethoven

    • D.

      Fields Of Nephilim

    Correct Answer
    A. The Birthday Party
    Explanation
    Before assembling The Bad Seeds, Nick Cave was in the band The Birthday Party.

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  • 7. 

    What is on the cover of the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album "Henry's Dream"?

    • A.

      A Billboard

    • B.

      A Piano

    • C.

      A Gun

    • D.

      Flowers

    Correct Answer
    A. A Billboard
    Explanation
    The cover of the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album "Henry's Dream" features a billboard. This suggests that the album may explore themes related to advertising, consumerism, or the influence of media in society. The use of a billboard on the cover could also symbolize the band's desire to make a bold statement or capture attention with their music.

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  • 8. 

    What Beatles song did Nick Cave cover for the movie soundtrack for "I am Sam"?

    • A.

      Let It Be

    • B.

      Old Brown Shoe

    • C.

      Get Back

    • D.

      Imagine

    Correct Answer
    A. Let It Be
    Explanation
    Nick Cave covered the Beatles song "Let It Be" for the movie soundtrack of "I am Sam".

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  • 9. 

    What Elvis song did Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds cover on their debut album?

    • A.

      In The Ghetto

    • B.

      Ring Of Fire

    • C.

      Blue Christmas

    • D.

      Love Me Tender

    Correct Answer
    A. In The Ghetto
    Explanation
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds covered the Elvis song "In The Ghetto" on their debut album. This cover version showcases their unique interpretation of the song, adding their own style and musical elements to it. By choosing to cover this particular Elvis song, they pay homage to the iconic musician while also putting their own artistic spin on it.

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  • 10. 

    What 1990's Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album was about crimes of passion and murder sprees?

    • A.

      Nocturama

    • B.

      Firstborn Is Dead

    • C.

      Your Funeral...My Trial

    • D.

      Murder Ballads

    Correct Answer
    D. Murder Ballads
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Murder Ballads." This album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released in the 1990s, explores themes of crimes of passion and murder sprees. It is known for its dark and haunting storytelling, with songs that delve into gruesome tales of violence and death. The album features collaborations with various artists and is considered one of Cave's most chilling and intense works.

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  • 11. 

    What album cover features Nick Cave with the name of the album on his chest?

    • A.

      Let Love In

    • B.

      Boatman's Call

    • C.

      Live Seeds

    • D.

      Let Love Rule

    Correct Answer
    A. Let Love In
    Explanation
    The album cover for "Let Love In" features Nick Cave with the name of the album on his chest.

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  • 12. 

    What band did Nick Cave form after leaving school in 1977?

    • A.

      The Boys Next Door

    • B.

      Winger

    • C.

      The Cave Ins

    • D.

      The Lazarus Men

    Correct Answer
    A. The Boys Next Door
    Explanation
    After leaving school in 1977, Nick Cave formed a band called The Boys Next Door. This band was an Australian post-punk group that gained popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They later changed their name to The Birthday Party and continued to make music until their breakup in 1983. Nick Cave's involvement in The Boys Next Door marked the beginning of his successful music career.

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  • 13. 

    What famous artist collaborated with Nick Cave on his first book, "King Ink"?

    • A.

      Lydia Lunch

    • B.

      Sally Mann

    • C.

      Rachel Whiteread

    • D.

      Louise Bourgeois

    Correct Answer
    A. Lydia Lunch
    Explanation
    Lydia Lunch is the correct answer because she collaborated with Nick Cave on his first book, "King Ink."

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  • 14. 

    Who was the girl in the song "Where the Wild Roses Grow" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds?

    • A.

      Ellen Lee

    • B.

      Melissa May

    • C.

      Elizabeth Ann

    • D.

      Elisa Day

    Correct Answer
    D. Elisa Day
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Elisa Day. In the song "Where the Wild Roses Grow" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Elisa Day is the girl mentioned in the lyrics. The song tells a story of a man who meets and falls in love with Elisa Day, only to later murder her by the riverbank where the wild roses grow.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these bands was a former incarnation of Nick Cave's Bad Seeds?

    • A.

      Sky Saxon & The Seeds

    • B.

      Birthday Party

    • C.

      Talk Talk

    • D.

      The Damned

    Correct Answer
    B. Birthday Party
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Birthday Party. The Birthday Party was a band formed in 1977 and led by Nick Cave. After the band disbanded in 1983, Cave formed a new band called Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, which became his main musical project. The Bad Seeds continued to release music and tour extensively, gaining critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base. Therefore, the Birthday Party can be considered as a former incarnation of Nick Cave's Bad Seeds.

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  • 16. 

    What country singers helped write the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds song "The Singer"?

    • A.

      Toby Keith And Garth Brooks

    • B.

      Roy Clark And Glen Campbell

    • C.

      Conway Twitty And Dolly Parton

    • D.

      Johnny Cash And Charlie Daniels

    Correct Answer
    D. Johnny Cash And Charlie Daniels
    Explanation
    Johnny Cash and Charlie Daniels are the correct answer because they both contributed to the writing of the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds song "The Singer". These country singers have a strong songwriting background and their collaboration with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds resulted in the creation of this particular song.

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  • 17. 

    What role did Nick Cave play in the movie "Ghosts... of the Civil Dead"?

    • A.

      The Hitman

    • B.

      A Prison Inmate

    • C.

      The Pet Shop Owner

    • D.

      A Singer

    Correct Answer
    B. A Prison Inmate
    Explanation
    Nick Cave played the role of a prison inmate in the movie "Ghosts... of the Civil Dead".

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  • 18. 

    Who did Nick Cave do a duet with on his song "Bring It On"?

    • A.

      Chris Baily Of The Saints

    • B.

      Billy Corgan Of Smashing Pumpkins

    • C.

      Johnny Marr Of The Smiths

    • D.

      Ric Ocasek Of The Cars

    Correct Answer
    A. Chris Baily Of The Saints
    Explanation
    Nick Cave did a duet with Chris Baily of The Saints on his song "Bring It On".

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  • 19. 

    Who worked with Nick Cave on the music for the 2005 movie "The Proposition"?

    • A.

      James Johnston

    • B.

      Thomas Wydler

    • C.

      Mick Harvey

    • D.

      Warren Ellis

    Correct Answer
    D. Warren Ellis
    Explanation
    Warren Ellis worked with Nick Cave on the music for the 2005 movie "The Proposition".

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  • 20. 

    In the movie "Johnny Suede", what is the name of Nick Cave's singer character?

    • A.

      Freak Storm

    • B.

      Johnny Singer

    • C.

      Johnny Freak

    • D.

      Johnny Suede

    Correct Answer
    A. Freak Storm
    Explanation
    In the movie "Johnny Suede," the correct answer is Freak Storm. This character is portrayed by Nick Cave, who is known for his musical career as well. The name "Freak Storm" suggests a unique and unpredictable personality, which could be an interesting portrayal by Nick Cave in the movie.

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  • 21. 

    What song did Nick Cave sing with Johnny Cash for Cash's album "American IV: The Man Comes Around"?

    • A.

      There Is A Light

    • B.

      Ring Of Fire

    • C.

      Cocaine Blues

    • D.

      I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

    Correct Answer
    D. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    Explanation
    Nick Cave sang the song "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" with Johnny Cash for Cash's album "American IV: The Man Comes Around".

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  • 22. 

    What song did Nick Cave perform at the funeral of Michael Hutchence?

    • A.

      Never Tear Us Apart

    • B.

      Goodbye Yellowbrick Road

    • C.

      Into My Arms

    • D.

      Long Winding Road

    Correct Answer
    C. Into My Arms
    Explanation
    Nick Cave performed the song "Into My Arms" at the funeral of Michael Hutchence. This song is a heartfelt and emotional ballad that speaks about love and seeking solace in a higher power. It was a fitting choice for a funeral as it expresses feelings of loss, longing, and the desire for a spiritual connection. The lyrics convey a sense of comfort and hope, making it a poignant tribute to the deceased.

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