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by Ed Biggs As a presence and influence in popular music, Nick Cave is an institution easily worthy of being mentioned in the same breath with the likes of Dylan, Cash, Mitchell, Cohen and other household names, the most celebrated songwriters in pop’s well-documented history. However, it also makes sense to think of him as one of music’s eternal outsiders, along with cult heroes like Scott Walker, Tom Waits or Michael