Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue – Where The Wild Roses Grow

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198 – Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue – Where The Wild Roses Grow (1995)
Written by Nick Cave
Produced by Tony Cohen and Victor Van Vugt
Label – Mute

Nobody in the world would have expected the combination of a mordant crooner and pop darling to be a success except for Nick Cave himself. Apparently he’d been writing songs for Kylie Minogue for years, none of which he considered strong enough to present to her for a duet, until this macabre and yet strangely beautiful ballad of a murderer in conversation with his victim.

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