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"I Wasn't Sid Vicious": Nick Cave

Stephen Dalton, The Times, September 2004

FOR A HIGH-MINDED musical elder statesman like Nick Cave, cultural credibility comes in many forms. The 47-year-old Australian export has hosted London's Meltdown festival, been profiled on the South Bank Show, delivered literary lectures and even penned a well-reviewed novel. But he knew he had finally arrived when one of his bleakest anthems of anti-social despair, 'People Ain't No Good', turned up on the soundtrack to Shrek 2.

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