Monthly Archives: December 2010

Where The Wild Roses Grow.

Having developed a penchant for listening to the same song over and over again until I eventually get sick of it, my most recent obsession is this duet between Australian singers, Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue.

Released in 1995 and featured on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ ninth album, Murder Ballads, the video shows Cave’s character to be so obsessed with Minogue’s beauty that he kills her to preserve her perfect image.

Nick Cave wrote the lyrics after reportedly being inspired by the tragic tale told in the song Down in the Willow Garden, regarding a young woman being murdered by her lover. Whilst the tale itself is grim, and the video is at times rather creepy, the song itself is beautifully poetic.


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