Nick Cave is definately worth checking out. He’s my favorite songwriter. I’ve read that Nick Cave’s earlier group, The Birthday Party, were a huge influence on J, especially during the beginning of Dinosaur.
The Birthday Party were a pretty unique band. They had a dark, raw, violent, agressive, country/punk sound. I feel like I’m being violated when I listen to some of thier songs. Real dark stuff.
I’m beginning to babble. I’ll stop now, and just say that I stronly recommend giving Nick Cave a listen to anyone that hasn’t already done so.