Have You Heard? – (19) Kurt and Kylie!

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.

One of my shots from Latitude festival. See my blogs for more.

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)

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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