1996

Nick Cave And PJ Harvey Henry Lee Single Cover

22/4/17 – Nick Cave And PJ Harvey – Henry Lee – 1996 / Dick Justice – Henry Lee – 1927 / Judy Henske – Love Henry – 1963

From an unlikely duet with Kylie Minogue to a likely one with PJ Harvey, both songs come from the Murder Ballads album released by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds in 1996. Henry Lee was the second single off the album after Where The Wild Roses Grow, the duet with Kylie. The song is a traditional […]

Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue

21/4/17 – Nick Cave And Kylie Minogue – Where The Wild Roses Grow – 1996 / Charlie Monroe – Down In The Willow Garden – 1947

Where The Wild Roses Grow was written by Nick Cave with Kylie Minogue in mind. I’m not sure he planned to murder her but the concept fitted nicely onto his Murder Ballads album released in 1996 on Mute records. Inspired by Down In The Willow Garden (also known as Rose Connelly), Irish in origin and adapted in […]

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22/12/15 – Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground – 1996

Hartlepool sits on the chilly north east coast of England, bitter winds flow down from Scandinavia, penetrating your bones and hardening your flesh. It was here in 1996 that Sneaker Pimps were formed by Liam Howe and Chris Cornor, soon recruiting vocalist Kelli Dayton. In 1996 they released 6 Underground from the nineties Trip Hop/Indietronica classic, […]

Pete Townshend B:W

15/3/14 – Pete Townshend – Magic Bus – Live On Later – 1996 – Anthology – 2005

Whilst executing a finely tuned Skype guitar lesson this evening, it came to pass that the fast rock rhythm might be succinctly illustrated by this performance of Pete Townshend on Jools Holland’s Later from 1996. Although the songwriting and even Townshend’s singing are a fine example of the man’s talent and the 1952 Fender Telecaster’s […]