The track is from the 1994 album, Let Love In, and has recently experienced a resurgence after being used as the theme song for the BBC crime drama, Peaky Blinders.
Snoop Dogg delivers a rendition of the brooding Nick Cave tune and theme song for Peaky Blinders, Red Right Hand, in a way that only Snoop Dogg could.
Snoop Dogg’s rendition was shared by BBC over the weekend, along with a video in which the rapper can be seen introducing the song. Wearing a flat cap, like those worn by the characters in the show, he announces: “By the order of the Peaky Blinders, this is Red Right Hand by Snoop Shelby.”
The cover is sprinkled with hip hop elements – the shaker replaced with a drum machine complete with trap hi hats – and Cave’s dark lyrics are delivered in Snoop Dogg’s distinctive style.
Red Right Hand is considered one of Cave’s signature songs and has been covered by a string of other artists, including Arctic Monkeys, PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop and Laura Marling, among others. The title of the track is a reference to John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.
This is not the first time Cave’s track has been used for the big screen. Red Right Hand was featured on an episode of The X Files in 1996, as well as in the first three Scream movies, and even in the 1994 film, Dumb and Dumber.
Check out Snoop Dogg’s version of the song below.