In 1996, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds took the world by storm by releasing their ninth studio album, Murder Ballads. Bolstered by the lead single, ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ with Kylie Minogue on guest vocals, the track was a worldwide smash. Now, the pair have reunited onstage to perform the Aussie classic once again.
When Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds released Murder Ballads in 1996, fans were stunned at the level of talent on the record. Featuring guest appearances from Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey, and The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan, the record was the band’s highest charting record at the time, and helped the group transition from their status as increasingly popular Aussie rockers to household names.
But it was the lead single, ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’, that greatly helped the success of this record. The only Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds track to chart within the ARIA top 20 so far, the tune was huge, charting at #8 on the Hottest 100 of that year, and even leading to Cave and Minogue performing live on stage together at the Big Day Out in 1996 to perform the track.
Now, the group have joined up once more to perform the track as it was originally intended.
Performing a special gig as part of London’s All Points East festival on Sunday night, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds were joined by Kylie Minogue for a rare duet of the classic track.
With the tune being performed by the band for the first time live since 2013 (and the second time in almost 20 years), Cave and Minogue traded vocals with the adept professionalism that hasn’t been seen on this scale in a very long time. Here’s hoping we won’t need to wait another five or 20 years to hear the pair perform this one on home soil.
— Graham Neale (@narrator83) June 3, 2018
Yup, that really was Nick Cave and a surprise appearance from Ms Kylie Minogue. Not a bad Sunday evenong. pic.twitter.com/2XL1dr0yI9
— Donna Coonan (@DCoonan3) June 3, 2018
Check out Kylie Minogue joining Nick Cave for ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’:
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds @ All Points East, London – 03/06/18 Setlist
‘Do You Love Me?’
‘From Her To Eternity’
‘Red Right Hand’
‘Come Into My Sleep’
‘Into My Arms’
‘Girl In Amber’
‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ (with Kylie Minogue)
‘Push The Sky Away’