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Nick Cave: The Death of Bunny Munro (Canongate Books)

Leyla Sanai, Rock's Backpages, September 2009

NICK CAVE was never going to settle for "just" being a rock star. Right back from when I was first aware of him, in the early '80s, when he was screaming out discordant songs of violence and passion with The Birthday Party, he had an idiosyncratic aura of manic intensity about him. Plenty of people were enmeshed in the raw power of punk, but Cave had the look of a crazed Gothic preacher-man about him, all chiseled cheekbones, stringy, flailing limbs, glazed eyes and howling outrage.

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