Singer says Hove speed camera crash made him local hero

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A rock singer has claimed his close encounter with a speed camera made him a “local hero”.

In 2010 Bad Seeds frontman Nick Cave smashed his Jaguar car into a camera in Kingsway, Hove, putting it out of action for weeks.

The singer and his two sons walked away from the crash unharmed.

In an interview with a national newspaper, he said: “I became a local hero – I took out the camera along the seafront with my Jag.

"I was the toast of Brighton for about five days.

" Little goths came and prayed at the scene and wrote ‘Nick Cave was here’.”

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3:38pm Sat 16 Feb 13

mimseycal says...

Not the man to engage brain before opening mouth I see. Some example to set his sons.
Not the man to engage brain before opening mouth I see. Some example to set his sons. mimseycal
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3:49pm Sat 16 Feb 13

fredaj says...

What an arse.
What an arse. fredaj
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3:55pm Sat 16 Feb 13

michael505 says...

Never heard of him. Just shows how famous he is. NOT. Should change his groups name to Bad Drivers rather than Bad Seeds
Never heard of him. Just shows how famous he is. NOT. Should change his groups name to Bad Drivers rather than Bad Seeds michael505
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4:35pm Sat 16 Feb 13

still waiting says...

Just as well he was standing when he gave his interview, otherwise his voice would have been a bit muffled
Just as well he was standing when he gave his interview, otherwise his voice would have been a bit muffled still waiting
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4:38pm Sat 16 Feb 13

yourallnuts says...

I've lived in the area my whole life and can honestly say this story rings no bells so I think this guy is blowing his own trumpet...and coming across as a conplete ****
I've lived in the area my whole life and can honestly say this story rings no bells so I think this guy is blowing his own trumpet...and coming across as a conplete **** yourallnuts
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5:05pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Maxwell's Ghost says...

I've yet to see a little goth so he is definitely lying.
Most are rather rotund.
I've yet to see a little goth so he is definitely lying. Most are rather rotund. Maxwell's Ghost
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5:32pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Hugo-Worthing says...

Never heard of him.....that's your loss!
Never heard of him.....that's your loss! Hugo-Worthing
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5:38pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Hove Actually says...

Slooooooooow news day
Slooooooooow news day Hove Actually
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6:49pm Sat 16 Feb 13

minnie&teddy says...

i would rather be well known for my profession than being in a crash with two sons as he said did he thinkhe was a hero for putting a speed camera out of action the man is a lunatic to say the least just glad his two sons were ok he needs to drive more carefully....idiot!!
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i would rather be well known for my profession than being in a crash with two sons as he said did he thinkhe was a hero for putting a speed camera out of action the man is a lunatic to say the least just glad his two sons were ok he needs to drive more carefully....idiot!! ! minnie&teddy
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6:50pm Sat 16 Feb 13

NIMBY hater says...

yourallnuts wrote:
I've lived in the area my whole life and can honestly say this story rings no bells so I think this guy is blowing his own trumpet...and coming across as a conplete ****
You must have been in a coma at the time then. :)
[quote][p][bold]yourallnuts[/bold] wrote: I've lived in the area my whole life and can honestly say this story rings no bells so I think this guy is blowing his own trumpet...and coming across as a conplete ****[/p][/quote]You must have been in a coma at the time then. :) NIMBY hater
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8:28pm Sat 16 Feb 13

anonymous coward says...

The Argus should be more careful using the word "famous".

Some people are famous in the sense that anyone of wit and intelligence knows their name and work because of the quality of said work. Nick Cave is one of these.

Then there are people who are famous because they're on the idiot box a lot. These people are, on the whole, a waste of oxygen - which is ironic as every mouth breather in the country knows them although they've never achieved anything of note and will be forgotten in 5 years time.
The Argus should be more careful using the word "famous". Some people are famous in the sense that anyone of wit and intelligence knows their name and work because of the quality of said work. Nick Cave is one of these. Then there are people who are famous because they're on the idiot box a lot. These people are, on the whole, a waste of oxygen - which is ironic as every mouth breather in the country knows them although they've never achieved anything of note and will be forgotten in 5 years time. anonymous coward
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8:53pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Nathan AdIer says...

I thought Nick Cave played Wicksy in Eastenders, as I know he lives up that way somewhere.

Hey ho, I was wrong.
I thought Nick Cave played Wicksy in Eastenders, as I know he lives up that way somewhere. Hey ho, I was wrong. Nathan AdIer
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1:25pm Sun 17 Feb 13

8273661 says...

The background to the story:

http://www.thesun.co
.uk/sol/homepage/sho
wbiz/sftw/4796307/Ni
ck-Cave-Ive-never-do
ne-a-bad-album.html

Disclaimer: true fan
The background to the story: http://www.thesun.co .uk/sol/homepage/sho wbiz/sftw/4796307/Ni ck-Cave-Ive-never-do ne-a-bad-album.html Disclaimer: true fan 8273661
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5:09pm Sun 17 Feb 13

JGEvans says...

Nick Cave is such a hero. I like the way the headline simply reads 'singer' and then you find out it's one of the most accomplished songwriters of our generation. The post above where the guy mocks him for not being famous is hilarious!

More personalities like Nick Cave would be warmly welcomed by me.
Nick Cave is such a hero. I like the way the headline simply reads 'singer' and then you find out it's one of the most accomplished songwriters of our generation. The post above where the guy mocks him for not being famous is hilarious! More personalities like Nick Cave would be warmly welcomed by me. JGEvans
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9:16pm Sun 17 Feb 13

oneillco says...

If you haven't heard of Nick Cave you are pretty ignorant, and if you don't see that he was joking you have no sense of humour.
If you haven't heard of Nick Cave you are pretty ignorant, and if you don't see that he was joking you have no sense of humour. oneillco
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6:01am Mon 18 Feb 13

El Duderino says...

minnie&teddy wrote:
i would rather be well known for my profession than being in a crash with two sons as he said did he thinkhe was a hero for putting a speed camera out of action the man is a lunatic to say the least just glad his two sons were ok he needs to drive more carefully....idiot!!

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He's actually a top bloke, and very very famous in Australia and New Zealand. I sometimes used to see him walking his dogs in Kemp Town, always smiled back if prompted. If you don't know who he is, why bother writing a comment, just go back to listening to your Kaiser Chiefs and Coldplay albums, no one cares about you.
[quote][p][bold]minnie&teddy[/bold] wrote: i would rather be well known for my profession than being in a crash with two sons as he said did he thinkhe was a hero for putting a speed camera out of action the man is a lunatic to say the least just glad his two sons were ok he needs to drive more carefully....idiot!! ![/p][/quote]He's actually a top bloke, and very very famous in Australia and New Zealand. I sometimes used to see him walking his dogs in Kemp Town, always smiled back if prompted. If you don't know who he is, why bother writing a comment, just go back to listening to your Kaiser Chiefs and Coldplay albums, no one cares about you. El Duderino
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6:17am Mon 18 Feb 13

Immigratusest says...

A tribute...

The Brighton Song -
Let you're dog sh#t around me
- I'll burn the West Pier down
The high street is all history baby
As every shop is closing down

Please, see The Proposition (written by Nick Cave and starring Ray Winstone).
A tribute... The Brighton Song - Let you're dog sh#t around me - I'll burn the West Pier down The high street is all history baby As every shop is closing down Please, see The Proposition (written by Nick Cave and starring Ray Winstone). Immigratusest
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7:48am Mon 18 Feb 13

Immigratusest says...

Immigratusest wrote:
A tribute...

The Brighton Song -
Let you're dog sh#t around me
- I'll burn the West Pier down
The high street is all history baby
As every shop is closing down

Please, see The Proposition (written by Nick Cave and starring Ray Winstone).
*your
[quote][p][bold]Immigratusest[/bold] wrote: A tribute... The Brighton Song - Let you're dog sh#t around me - I'll burn the West Pier down The high street is all history baby As every shop is closing down Please, see The Proposition (written by Nick Cave and starring Ray Winstone).[/p][/quote]*your Immigratusest
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12:54pm Mon 18 Feb 13

qm says...

A man wot is a lejend in hiz own mind, well funny bro, inniit!
A man wot is a lejend in hiz own mind, well funny bro, inniit! qm
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