|Posted by Anna H. on January 13, 2018 at 4:25 AM|
Because the original version of this previously published Song Saturday blog was deleted due to a glitch, this is a reprint of last Saturday's blog.
How's it going my gumdrops? Are you ready to be creeped out and disturbed? While working on this weekend's blogs, I managed to stumble upon a rare song and music video, which happens to be creepy.
If you have been frequently reading my blogs throughout these last 4 years or so, you already know that I regularly watched music videos during my youth. Never in all my years have I EVER heard or watched Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds' "Where The Wild Roses Grow."
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds are considered to be Experimental, Alternative, Post-Punk, Art, and Gothic Blues Rock.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds "Red Right Hand" SCREAM Soundtrack (1996)
Spooky-sounding. Don't you think? In 1996, "Red Right Hand" was used as SCREAM's theme song (and has been for over 2 decades in the sequels).
That same year, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds released their album, Murder Ballads. The band collaborated with Australian Dance-Pop singer, Kylie Minogue on their song, "Where The Wild Roses Grow."
Kylie Minogue "The Loco-Motion" [Cover] Kylie (1987)
Bring back any memories? If not Kylie Minogue's 1987 cover of "The Loco-Motion," you may be familiar with her 2002 hit single, "Can't Get You Out Of My Head."
Kylie Minogue "Cant Get You Out Of My Head" Aphrodite (2002)
Are you still with me gumdrops? Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and Kylie Minogue's music collaboration is something I would've never imagined. Talk about a HUGE contrast regarding music genres.
"Where The Wild Roses Grow" reached number 3 in Norway, the top 5 in Australia, and the top 20 in Ireland, New Zealand, Germany, and the U.K. In 1996, there was ONLY a limited promotional release in America.
This would explain why I never heard of "Where The Wild Roses Grow" until now. MTV surely would've played the music video years ago had it been promoted enough.
After listening to the traditional, Appalachian murder ballad "Down In The Willow Garden," Nick Cave was inspired to write "Where The Wild Roses Grow."
"Down In The Willow Garden" was a murder ballad written from the point of view of the murderer.
The song is a tale about a man meeting his lover in the willow garden. While in the willow garden, he gives his lover poisoned wine, stabs her, and throws her into the river. Talk about dark and misogynistic.
The murderer in the song sounds as misogynistic as the character, Dr. Wiener in my Short Horror Story, The Horrors Of Womanhood. No one can say that "Where Wild Roses Grow" and "Down In The Willow Garden" lack storytelling.
Now that you know more about these murder ballads, here is Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds featuring Kylie Minogue in "Where The Wild Roses Grow."
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds [Featuring Kylie Minogue] "Where The Wild Roses Grow" Murder Ballads (1996)
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