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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Grinderman's "Heathen Child"

The new album from Nick Cave's Grinderman project will be out in the U.S. on September 14 - now, less than a week away. To help whet your appetite a bit, I thought I'd share the music video for the LP's first single, "Heathen Child". John Hillcoat directs, chalking up yet another collaboration with Nick Cave. For anyone expecting the "Heathen Child" video to look like Hillcoat's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, you're in for a shock. This video is something else entirely. Where The Road avoids showing us the apocalyptic destruction that created the bleak, dystopian world of our future, "Heathen Child" presents an apocalypse that could send even the strongest souls into outer darkness.

This one's not for the kids.

Do you ever get the feeling that Nick Cave sometimes doesn't wanna be liked?

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