So, I was writing a piece for my musical journey book earlier tonight, about Kylie Minogue. Part of a sweep up of 80s popsters who didn’t fit into any other categories. Next to her on my iPod was Kurt Vile, Americana personified. How different could they be? But I love them both.
Kylie for some of the best dance/pop of any era. Catchy tunes, great videos. And humour. Go Aussie!
Kurt, for some seriously good heartfelt country rocking. With a blurred but hard edge.
So for this match made in heaven, I’m going for Kylie’s classic 1990 dance hit What Do I Have To Do and Kurt’s acoustic guitar masterpiece, Heart Attack. From different worlds, but both do something for me. And given that Kylie once teamed up with Nick Cave, I can’t see why a duet with Kurt Vile wouldn’t work in the future.
In fact, I think it would be brilliant!
(Click on the titles to play the songs. separate page so you can click back on the text to continue reading)