The Original Murder Ballad?

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The Original Murder Ballad?

Post by JJW009 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:53 pm

As most of you know, certainly those who've been to my house, I'm a big fan of Nick Cave and especially his trade mark "Murder Ballads". Like Vampires, Blood lust and Sex seem to draw on similar primeval instincts and the combination makes for some cute songs.



My question is, what's the oldest, greatest or most brutal Murder Ballad you can think of?



I'm betting on "Mack the Knife". There are loads of great versions performed by seriously famous artists. Louis Armstrong hit the charts with it back in 1954, followed by Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Marianne Faithfull and even Robby Williams.



I've just this second discovered Nick Cave has recorded a version, which comes as no real surprise. I have to say, it's not the best ever but it is interesting!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3_2zbZwDlM



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The Original Murder Ballad?

Post by paulpowers » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:09 pm

Her ghost in the fog

IMHO one of the best Cradle of filth tracks



I like Nick cave and Kylie look HOT in Wild rose

but its just not the carny song




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Post by jonlumb » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:42 pm

paulpowers wrote:Her ghost in the fog

IMHO one of the best Cradle of filth tracks
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My favourite Nick Cave track:



http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vgSxxKN7A0w



And something a bit weird:



http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WFpatj0rESE



Please forgive the video quality.




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The Original Murder Ballad?

Post by JJW009 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:25 pm

Nick's earlier stuff was generally darker, especially live. I can't find a Youtube for SugarSugarSugar, but this is pretty murderous:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJvRk9LZI2Y


The woods eats the woman and dumps

her honey-body in the mud

Her dress floats down the well and

it assumes the shape of the body

of a little girl



Yeah I recognize that girl

She stumbled in some time last loneliness

But I could not stand to touch her now

My one and onlyness.



Deep in the woods

Deep in the woods

Deep in the woods a funeral is swinging.



Worms make their cruel design

Saying D-I-E into her skin

Saying DEAD into belly and DEATH into shoulder

Well last night she kissed me but than DEATH was upon her.



Deep in the woods

Deep in the woods

Deep in the woods a funeral is swinging.



Now the killed waits for the killer

And the trees all nod their heads, they are agreed

This knife feels like a knife feels like a

knife that feels like it's feed.

Yeah I recognize that girl

I took her from rags right through to

stitches (pray for me now)

Oh baby, tonight we sleep in separate ditches.



Deep in the woods

Deep in the woods

Deep in the woods a funeral is swinging.



Love is for fools and all fools are lovers

It's raining on my house and none of the others

Love is for fools and God knows I'm still one

The sidewalks are filled with love's lonely children

The sidewalk regrets that we had to kill them.







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