“And the Wind Did Howl”
Just felt like posting this:
This is one of my all-time favourite videos. The simplicity of the direction in the video, shaven down to the interaction between Cave and Harvey, does great justice to the intensity of the ballad’s melody and imagery, and the sea-green background works wonderfully in this song of the sea.
And then the song is just such a brilliant interpretation of a traditional by Nick Cave, an artist whose work hardly ever leaves my CD-player these days. I’m definitely more into his early-90s Bad Seeds era than his recent introspective piano-vocal songs, but at his best I think NC perfects that powerful expression of rock music underlining the roughness and soil-like originality of folk music that artists like Johnny Cash initiated.
Also? Nick Cave is damned sexy.