Friday, October 21, 2011

Prick Tunes: Nick Cave and the Bad Seed with Kylie Minogue "Where the Wild Roses Grow"

Finishing off our Males with Female Relationship Issues Week, we come to the culmination of man's inability to have a healthy relationship with a woman in the form of the macabre duet "Where the Wild Roses Grow." Oft accused of being a misogynist (as a fan, these claims may not be baseless, having just finished The Death of Bunny Munro), Nick Cave teams with Kylie Minogue, singing from the point-of-view of the murdered Eliza Day from beyond the grave, in this song from the fantastic album Murder Ballads from 1996.

Picking up on the roses motif in "Holland, 1945" and running with the weekly theme, this is even darker than the Damien Jurado turn on the pseudo-jukebox, as this song details a devious courtship followed by cold-blooded (and overt) murder.

Happy Friday!

Or maybe not.

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