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..... has anyone else read the new issue of Mojo with the massive Kate Bush feature and cover story?
What's everyone's favourite KB moment? Single or album?
And when the f*ck do we think the new album's due? It's now 10 years since the last (pretty dire IMO) 'Red Shoes'.
Personally, I think she's one of the few artists the word 'genius' belongs to.
And how much do we hate Tori frigging Amos? Dreadful derivative sixth-form poetry nonsense, I reckon.

russ t, Wednesday, 22 January 2003 11:59 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

latest info:
http://www.pauseandplay.com/cdfront.htm
Kate Bush (title TBA) (U.K. - EMI, September 2003)

DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 22 January 2003 12:05 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i did a piece on hounds of love for the Church of Me abt a year ago. go to http://cookham.blogspot.com/2002_01_27_cookham_archive.html and scroll down past the so solid crew section.

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 22 January 2003 12:06 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Great link, DJ Martian. Didn't know about that site.

As for the Kate Bush album, if it's ready by then great, but I wouldn't count on it.

Favourite album has to be 'Hounds of Love'.

James Ball (James Ball), Wednesday, 22 January 2003 12:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Marcello - absolutely stunning. Well observed and fasntastically written. Damn impressed. It never ceases to amaze me that people don't own Hounds of Love - if there ever was an 'essential album' in your collection, there is no other one, really.

russ t, Wednesday, 22 January 2003 15:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Marcello - absolutely stunning. Well observed and fasntastically written. Damn impressed. It never ceases to amaze me that people don't own Hounds of Love - if there ever was an 'essential album' in your collection, there is no other one, really.

DJ Martian - interesting site....I think it'd be a colossal mistake to not release her album this year. What she must remember is that the age bracket who religiously bought her music has now grown up..... and rarely purchase CDs as such any more.... and she's not endeared herself to a new audience at all. Since her break, copyists like Amos, Harvey etc have appeared and cornered that end of the market. I've a feeling EMI will be very worried about this new album's release...


...great to see The Beloved still around, though.

russ t, Wednesday, 22 January 2003 15:43 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm looking forward to the new Kate Bush album, and from the list on that link, Lou Reeds new album (the Raven) looks pretty cool: (David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Ornette Coleman, etc as guests) The new Massive Attack (100th Window) should be good too.

A Nairn (moretap), Wednesday, 22 January 2003 17:09 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hounds of Love is hard to beat for melody, majesty and the whole 9th Wave operetta. But The Dreaming is still my favorite, because it's her darkest, weirdest, most charmingly unhinged record. I mean, "Sat In Your Lap" is some seriously odd music, but it's also catchy as hell. And "Leave It Open," and the donkey braying at the end of "Get Out of My House," and the scary-sexy-demon way she spells "dreamtime" on the title track. I think that album is where she put it all together; Hounds of Love (which is great, don't get me wrong) is where she buffed and polished it.

Jesse Fox (Jesse Fox), Wednesday, 22 January 2003 18:44 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My favorite is "The Kick Inside"... but then again I love Laura Nyro.

Sean (Sean), Wednesday, 22 January 2003 19:06 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I think her finest moment was the 'This Woman's Work' single which, IMO, is the finest song ever written - it's just perfect, lyrically and musically.

Even her b-sides are incredible - Under The Ivy, b-side to Running up that hill is another fine song.

Didn't like the Red Shoes album much at all (Eric Clapton?!),apart from Song of Solomon and Big stripey lie.

The Dreaming is a brave, dark record....hard to believe it's 20 years old.

Next month, it's 25 years since Wuthering heights hit number one, too!? Where did that go?

But my favourite album is Hounds of Love - Mother stands for comfort is like a warm blanket, and 9th Wave is breathtaking.

Kate Bush never ceases to amaze and fascinate me, though, and the new album, in this sterile music scene, will be so welcome.

russ t, Thursday, 23 January 2003 11:01 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

[Re: The Beloved

Yes, The Beloved (jon marsh) is back and working on new material, however the Beloved listed via the link is a hardcore rock band.]

DJ Martian (djmartian), Thursday, 23 January 2003 11:07 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Right, you bastards, I'm going to go and buy it at lunch time and if it isn't grate I'm gonna burn your fucking houses down.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Thursday, 23 January 2003 11:34 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

it's grebt nick -- our houses will be safe!!

geeta, Thursday, 23 January 2003 11:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

It's considerate of you to do it today now the firemen are back at work, Nick. But geeta's right - you'll have to find some other outlet for your arson-lust.

James Ball (James Ball), Thursday, 23 January 2003 12:21 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

They may be back at work but they're out of practice! I will find a reason to burn things!

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Thursday, 23 January 2003 12:24 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Kate Bush: I loved everything up to and ending with Hounds. I love in particular, Lionheart with its weird tinkly piano and the idea of a young witch-in-the-making with her glass-shattering voice in a crooked little house swaying in the windy dark. I love the sheer musicality of Never For Ever. I love the majesty of Hounds.

I once had a dream with her "All the Love" as a soundtrack, I woke up completely creeped out and wondering where the words "I needed you - to love me too. I wait for your move" came from.

However her videos are unremitting pap. They are a complete embarrassment and I wonder why she doesn't hire e.g. Madonna's directors. I know it might all turn out horribly wrong and commercial and her delicate imagery and ideas wither but ANYTHING ANYTHING would be better than (god help me) "Army Dreaming" etc.

M Chong, Friday, 24 January 2003 18:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Well it was 1980, nobody's videos were exactly great!

Tom (Groke), Friday, 24 January 2003 18:44 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Favorite Kate Bush moment? Wish I had a link to verify it, but in some interview a number of years ago, someone asked her when the last time she cried was, and her answer:

"When I heard Killing Joke broke up!"

**FACT**

Kate was a huge fan of the Joke. Youth even played bass for her on the HOUNDS OF LOVE album. Thus, KATE BUSH HONORS THE FIRE!!!

http://www.an-irrational-domain.net/images/youth/youth27.jpg

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 24 January 2003 19:34 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

" Kate was a huge fan of the Joke."
- besides allegedly 'onouring the Joke (+breathing fire since birth),
the young pre-fame La Bush most certainly was pulled by the Incedible String,
purple hearting them fan clubbingly

(*goes to honour the fire in own kitch'': to strike match, light cig*)

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Saturday, 25 January 2003 01:20 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

(*on returning from honoring the fire*)

Alex in NYC -- what's your fave Jaz'ed-up orchestra'vaganza then?

Jaz does Doors,
Jaz ups Zep,
Jaz goes Pink F ?

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Saturday, 25 January 2003 01:24 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

They're all pretty needless and dreadful, honestly. But, if I had to pick one, I'd probably opt for the Zep one. Actually, of Jaz's usually ill-advised orchestral outings, the record he did with Anne Dudley of Art of Noise called SONG FROM THE VICTORIOUS CITY is pretty interesting.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 25 January 2003 14:07 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

'd pretty much agree with you, Alex, on orchestral Jaz (the worst of which must be the Jaz-in-Pink plunder)
'Victorious City', tho', mostly listenable even now, yes --

BTW, there ever been a separate thread on Anne Dudley?

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Saturday, 25 January 2003 15:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Surmounter, Is "The whole story" a good starting place?

I know, right?, Wednesday, 26 December 2007 19:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

to be honest, i haven't even listened to it.

i rly would start with the dreaming. i'm not a compliation person myself.

Surmounter, Wednesday, 26 December 2007 20:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Either am I.

It's just I managed to find it on rapidshare. I am listening now. I might leave it, I'm sure HMV will have it knocked down for January.

You must also listen to Arthur Russell pretty soon.

I know, right?, Wednesday, 26 December 2007 20:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh ya! thank you, almost forgot...

Surmounter, Wednesday, 26 December 2007 20:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I just pulled out _The Whole Story_ the other day and it's still a damn good place to start. Clearly she's due for a new retrospective as _TWS_ only goes through 1986! But it culls choice tracks from her early albums, enough to help you decide if you want to pursue them further.

Mr. Odd, Wednesday, 26 December 2007 20:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Just another gratuitous revive of a random Kate Bush thread...*cough* *Ah HEM!* Move along, nothing to see here.

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Monday, 28 July 2008 08:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

It was raining and I was alone this week so I put on Hounds of Love and it made me cry.
It's not an album to dip into, it has to be heard from start to finish, then again. For when those
moments pop out at you and make you sit up, "pause for a jet", "look who's here to see you", "Murderer!".
the key change when the Hello Earth theme returns. I put this moment here.

Dr X O'Skeleton, Tuesday, 7 October 2008 11:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Do you see that little light up there?"
"Where?"
"There"
"Where?"

gets me every time.

sparkletuna, Tuesday, 7 October 2008 12:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

<3 <3

kate on a piano in dream of sheep is so perfect, so singer songwriter with something bigger, so crystal clear.

i'll wake up to the sound of engines. ::vrrrrooom::

Surmounter, Tuesday, 7 October 2008 13:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

i can't listen to hol or the dreaming without crying. it's like watching steve martin without smiling.

Surmounter, Tuesday, 7 October 2008 13:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

this one never fades. like a childhood dream.

Dr X O'Skeleton, Tuesday, 7 October 2008 13:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

<3 <3 <3

dudamel (get bent), Thursday, 1 October 2009 06:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

YES

ian, Thursday, 1 October 2009 17:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

that last one!

surm, Thursday, 1 October 2009 17:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

loolll. i love that mean expression that she can do. is that the RUTH video?

surm, Thursday, 1 October 2009 17:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm not sure...i need to go watch a shitload of her vids

http://fourfour.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b8c369e20111690c4ad4970c-800wi

omar little, Thursday, 1 October 2009 18:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dry contact lenses there, I reckons.

Mark G, Thursday, 1 October 2009 22:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

whoa thats dope

xhuxk mangione (deej), Friday, 2 October 2009 10:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah where i can i exchange dollars for that

ok star grumbles (lukas), Friday, 2 October 2009 15:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

ebay

omar little, Friday, 2 October 2009 17:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOo916s2jTI

omar little, Friday, 2 October 2009 17:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

xp Thanks Eric, I had sort of forgotten about that but I'm fully team Sprinkles.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 23:27 (three months ago) Permalink

I've enough dealing with still listening to and enjoying Death in June and a boatload of black metal bands and other pricks. I didn't need KB added to the mix, so I'm glad she clarified the matter, albeit two years later.

― lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:00 PM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ok, she was never at risk of turning out to be a nazi.

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 04:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Like at worst she was just sort of not interested in politics and wanted to show solidarity with a female PM. She never campaigned for Brexit and she didn’t burn down any churches.

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 04:17 (three months ago) Permalink

that you know of

omar little, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 04:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Just one man's opinion but Varg did, you know, brutally murder another human being which is kind of a big deal!

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 04:34 (three months ago) Permalink

I mean it's almost as bad as making one muddled and clueless political comment in an interview once in a 40+ year career

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 04:36 (three months ago) Permalink

This strikes me as a consequence of the journalist, whoever they were, failing to adequately follow up on that answer or press her for clarification or challenge her.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 09:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Kate Bush did 9/11

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 10:04 (three months ago) Permalink

irl giggle

sans lep (sic), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 10:08 (three months ago) Permalink

""We have a female prime minister here in the UK. I actually really like her and think she’s wonderful. I think it’s the best thing that’s happened to us in a long time."

that is quite a weird thing for someone to say in a country that had Margaret Thatcher as PM for 10 years tbh

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 10:16 (three months ago) Permalink

iirc there were a couple of seasoned political hacks at the Graun - with no naivety card to play. Making similar ridiculous statements about May in her first few weeks of this golden premiership of the ages. K Bush probably is a Tory twat, albeit a bit of a muddled posho cryptoTory type one - but tbf to her she isn't exactly A L Webber jetting over from NYC to try and help Gideon's evil tax credit cuts through the House of Lords.

calzino, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 10:52 (three months ago) Permalink

xpost I was thinking the exact same thing. The second most famous PM of the 20th century was female and a right-wing asshole. And not that long ago!

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 12:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Tbf, Thatcher covered Tour Of Life era through to Comic Strip: GLC-soundtrack, so KB was pretty busy. She likely didn't notice who was PM.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 12:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Yes, let's not forget the Ken Livingstone tribute song..

Mark G, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 13:05 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm sure there is a ton of nuance I'm missing because I'm American, but Kate Bush has always screamed "eccentric out of touch rich lady who putters around the garden of her estate" so I guess I'm not super shocked she's mildly conservative leaning but probably moreso just disengaged with the real world having afaict raised privileged, super successful at a young age

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 13:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I still wouldn't be surprised if she was on the hippy end of Brexit. But that's OK.

Alba, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 13:41 (three months ago) Permalink

ums otm, when this originally came up someone on ilx said something funny like “how surprising that a prog rock musician who lives in an actual castle might be a bit Tory”

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 13:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Was her upbringing that privileged? She was born in Bexleyheath, grew up near Welling, neither of which are exactly 'posh', and she went to a grammar school.

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:12 (three months ago) Permalink

everyone in Britain is privileged and muddled, you can't judge us

ogmor, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:22 (three months ago) Permalink

she's probably no posher than, say, Ed Sheeran

I can't dérive fifty-feev (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:26 (three months ago) Permalink

How is poshness measured? Grams?

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Grauns

I can't dérive fifty-feev (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:31 (three months ago) Permalink

I think we have a tendency to overestimate the extent to which other people, particularly famous people, actually think about politics and in particular I don't trust pop stars to make much sense when talking about it. Obvious glaring contradictions in their public pronouncements and worldview are part of that.

She was also raised Catholic which wasn't exactly a gateway drug to Tory support in the 70s and 80s.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:32 (three months ago) Permalink

(And Irish Catholic at that)

Matt DC, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:34 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah but her English dad was a doctor and she grew up in farmhouse. I don't think he'd have been getting the accordion out after a skinful and singing Wrap The Green Flag Around Me and then falling asleep in a puddle of his own piss! Posh is relative of course and she might be considered common as muck by some standards.

calzino, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:48 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't think he'd have been getting the accordion out after a skinful and singing Wrap The Green Flag Around Me and then falling asleep in a puddle of his own piss!

coffee through the nose lols at this

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:51 (three months ago) Permalink

I won’t be commenting further on this, but feel it’s become so pervasive that I felt I needed to clarify this matter once and for all: my father did get the accordion out after a skinful and sing Wrap The Green Flag Around Me then fell asleep in a puddle of his own piss.

Alba, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:54 (three months ago) Permalink

:D

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:55 (three months ago) Permalink

poor muddled kate, a prisoner to her castle, early success, and irish catholic mother, she must find it a terrible struggle to think clearly about anything at all

ogmor, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:56 (three months ago) Permalink

That'll be the concept for her next performance run. "The Ninth Wave (of a Piss Puddle)"

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:56 (three months ago) Permalink

as i consider conservatism to be a psychosocial derangement which becomes increasingly common with age (and wealth) i didn't find it hard to conclude that kate bush was probably a tory (as i'm not british, i don't look at things through the lens of class and/or essential nature)

i also don't find it hard to conclude that she's not, on the grounds that she's said she's not

errang (rushomancy), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:59 (three months ago) Permalink

'only the british are essentialists', v good

ogmor, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 15:15 (three months ago) Permalink

omg calzino that post killed me

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 15:24 (three months ago) Permalink

"I've enough dealing with still listening to and enjoying Death in June and a boatload of black metal bands and other pricks. I didn't need KB added to the mix,"

dude listening to and supporting Death in June is fucking WAY WORSE than anything KB may have said/thought.

akm, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 15:51 (three months ago) Permalink

You don't say. I said that in the context of my personal (hypocritical) red line. The attempted humor of that line clearly got lost.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 16:00 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah it definitely did. I thought u were saying kate bush was a varg type character which seemed ludicrous.

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 16:11 (three months ago) Permalink

I like to think Kate Bush is reading this thread and it's made the whole thing worthwhile for her.

Alba, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 16:13 (three months ago) Permalink

Um, not cool to dox me

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 16:14 (three months ago) Permalink

I wrote about how the price of gay acceptance in Kate's work is heterosexual pleasure: https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/kashka-from-baghdad/

ballardiangorse, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 19:58 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh. Followup: I also wrote about The Kick Inside. Next up is Wuthering Heights. https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/the-kick-inside/

ballardiangorse, Monday, 14 January 2019 17:08 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

those are some short CDs!

sold out in presale (sleeve), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:45 (one month ago) Permalink

That's pretty nice, we can snag the rarities if we don't want to shell out again for all the remastered albums from the box set... why does she hate Ken so much though?

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 22 February 2019 22:27 (one month ago) Permalink

why does she hate Ken so much though?

Maybe just changed her mind about him over time?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 February 2019 22:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Maybe she'll include it on her upcoming disc of tracks she recorded for Fruitopia commercials

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 22 February 2019 22:39 (one month ago) Permalink

why does she hate Ken so much though?

if you mean "why isn't 'Ken' on her rarities sets," the rights are probably tangled up between Richardson and the BBC and Entertainment One and who knows who else

if you mean that she doesn't love Ken anymore, perhaps the reasons that he has been in the news the last 900,023 times are related.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 22 February 2019 22:57 (one month ago) Permalink

her song about Boris Johnson isn't nearly as good

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 22 February 2019 23:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Wild Man?

nashwan, Friday, 22 February 2019 23:07 (one month ago) Permalink

If you like Room for the Life... well, sorry. https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/room-for-the-life/

ballardiangorse, Saturday, 23 February 2019 01:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Them Heavy People helped me in a soft spot. https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/them-heavy-people/ & http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/them-heavy-people/

ballardiangorse, Thursday, 28 February 2019 19:48 (one month ago) Permalink


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