Above All Things
Nick Cave's alter ego Grinderman sings like he's pissing a kidney stone. A first glance, this track's leading plea to try to "learn to love yourself" is as unexpected and unconvincing as the regret of a born-again Christian. But it explains by deepening with real emotion, specifically a unique anger sprouting from self-love instead of the usual self-loathing. He is honestly surprised that she just doesn't want to. And his disappointment explodes. The fact that dandelions dried in his tight fist and serenades of scratching guitars aren't her thing, is incomprehensible. So he scrapes the feeling against the pavement until it dies.
Grinderman - No Pussy Blues (mp3)