Aug 23, 2011
…was the unlikely destination for this collaboration between Nick Cave and Shane MacGowan, two of the great-but-undervalued voices of rock/pop/blues/country/folk/whatever music.
Cave is, of course, a genius, one of the very best singer-songwriters of any generation; MacGowan is sadly a drunk who flirted with a genius that was consumed by his excess. Their collaboration could only be, well, genius — and 1992’s song-from-each-year-of-my-life.
Nick Cave and Shane MacGowan :: What a Wonderful World
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The two also collaborated on Cave’s 1996 Murder Ballads LP, MacGowan singing a verse and backing vocals on the closing track, a cover of Bob Dylan’s Death is Not the End, as well as appearing on this version for MTV.
And on a charity single, You Put a Spell on Me, of which the less said the better.