Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds is a successful rock/post–punk band with international personnel. It was originally formed in 1984
by two formermembers of the Australian band The Birthday Party: Nick Cave (vocals, songwriter, keyboards, harmonica) and
They were joined by Einstürzende Neubauten member Blixa Bargeld (guitar), Hugo Race (guitar), and former Magazine member
Barry Adamson(bass, piano). With this line–up, the band recorded and released their debut album, From Her to Eternity (1984).
The group has been throughmany personnel changes with Cave himself as the only constant member. During last Australian tour,
Birthday Party bass guitarist Tracy Pewalso performed with the band.