"""Bleddyn Butcher has been taking pictures of me and my cohorts since I first got up on stage back in Australia right through to the shuddering present and some of these images are so familiar to me, so much a part of the fabric of my life, my little history, that much like the songs I have written, these photographs have become the props around which my memories collect. Without them so many of those days would be lost. Soul-stealer and dream-catcher - here he comes then - with his book of rescued moments."" Nick Cave In 1981, dazzled by Nick Cave's extraordinary talent, rock photographer Bleddyn Butcher started taking photos of Cave and his then band, punk darlings The Birthday Party. A long friendship began. With over 100 carefully selected and many never-before-seen photographs, A Little History reflects the evolution of one of today's most original artists, burrowing beneath Cave's smouldering public persona to reveal the irrepressible humour which punctuates his private life. Alongside portraits of band members from The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, there are snapshots of backstage encounters with the likes of John Cale, Bob Dylan, Kylie Minogue and Nina Simone, peers Shane MacGowan and Mark E Smith and former girlfriends Anita Lane and Viviane Carneiro. One of rock's few singular personalities, Nick Cave's influence now extends far beyond music into the realms of film and literature. A Little History is the definitive portrait of a crucial artist."