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Description: Nick Cave's been writing songs about killing and other evil things since he first surfaced in 1980 as the Birthday Party's pale, skinny, goth-punk Jim Morrison. But the murder ballads that provide this set's title are different, tantalizingly deliberate. Sure, there's plenty of trademark Cave here, but Murder Ballads is a fascinating concept album that uses the narrative ballad form of the English folk tradition to tell of murder: random deaths, passion crimes, and killing sprees, all in one package. Cave clearly thrives in this genre, and he produces some of his sharpest and most facile writing to date. "Song of Joy,&quot ... (more)
Manufacturer: Reprise / Wea
Release date: 20 February 1996
EAN: 0093624619529 UPC: 093624619529
Tags: Gothic (2), Cd (2), Concept Album (1), Mp3 (1), Australian (1), Post-Punk (1), Noir (1), Horror (1), Weird (1), Oz (1), Chris (1)
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2,002 Albums to Listen to Before Death... (2002 music items)

"MURDER BALLADS (1996) NICK CAVE and the BAD SEEDS Review coming soon... FAV TRACKS: "Stagger Lee"; "Song of Joy"; "Lovely Creature"; "Death is Not the End"; "Henry Lee"; "Where the Wild Roses Grow"; "The Kindness of Strangers" "

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