Do you remember when Nick Cave was a needle thin punk on a death trip? Probably not – his time as a self-destructive living nightmare in The Birthday Party goes as far back as the early 80s. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds moniker, several film and theatre scores and four novels, Cave represents something like the Christopher Lee of rock – a distinguished elder statesman with an aristocratic demeanour and a predilection for the macabre. He even wears a serious looking moustache to drive the point home.
His latest novel ‘The Death Of Bunny Munro’ is now to be made into a TV mini-series. According to Cave, East End actor Ray Winstone is “dying” to star in the movie and John Hillcoat, who collaborated with Nick Cave on ‘The Proposition’, will direct the picture. The story examines the life of a sexaholic salesman after his wife’s suicide. It’s humorous and dark – a lot like Cave’s Murder Ballads.