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12 O'Clock Track: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, "Jubilee Street"

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Two weeks from today Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will release Push the Sky Away, their 15th album in 30 years and the latest evidence that Cave will one day go down in the history books as one of the baddest dudes of all time. Now in his mid-50s, he's started to resemble Neil Diamond's hoodlum little brother, but as usual the man's indelible elegance means he can pull the look off. More importantly, his voice is aging incredibly well, and in the gentler context of his Bad Seeds output—as opposed to his more openly aggressive Grinderman project—it has the rich texture and subtly perverse aura of a set of finely aged leather bondage restraints.

The lead single on Push the Sky Away is called "Jubilee Street," and it's approximately the 700th Nick Cave song about a world-weary prostitute. The video stars Cave, cinematic British badass Ray Winstone (who starred in the Cave-penned film The Proposition), and a young lady portraying a prostitute who happens to be naked for quite a bit of its running time, so unless your workplace is very liberal you might want to consider it NSFW.

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