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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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

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

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

four years pass...

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

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

oh ya! thank you, almost forgot...

Surmounter, Wednesday, 26 December 2007 20:13 (ten 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 (ten 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

keep sharing these, thanks!

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 13:47 (two months ago) Permalink

A total vanity project, this book, as was the Scott Walker one. I won’t be getting it, and it won’t be getting this fan, for sure.

Max Florian, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 14:14 (two months ago) Permalink

i read elsewhere there was a rumor of another huge box set next year of all her work. I'd probably splurge for it again.

akm, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 19:18 (two months ago) Permalink

would love get repressings of some of her 80's work individually

octobeard, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 21:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Remasters and B sides comps and such!

http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/kate-bush-announces-remastered-albums-in-a-series-of-box-sets/

piscesx, Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:20 (two months ago) Permalink

shut up and take my money, etc

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:23 (two months ago) Permalink

otm

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:26 (two months ago) Permalink

90 per vinyl box set seems a bit steep tbh

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Still baffling IMO that there hasn't been a classic Greatest Hits/Best of/Gold type thing. The Whole Story was 30 years ago!

piscesx, Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:28 (two months ago) Permalink

12" remix disc with only like 30 minutes of music on it that omits numerous tracks = DUD

sleeve, Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Poor public service - she's definitely a Tory

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:44 (two months ago) Permalink

LOL

sleeve, Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:49 (two months ago) Permalink

the cover art is hilariously gross

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 4 October 2018 14:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Will these be sold seprately? I’ve been looking for a hounds of love reissue that doesn’t cost $100+

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 4 October 2018 15:19 (two months ago) Permalink

you'll pay $520 for the entire collection on vinyl and like it

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 4 October 2018 15:29 (two months ago) Permalink

The albums are also being released separately, but not the four rarities discs in the boxes (what did you expect?).

sleeve, Thursday, 4 October 2018 15:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Awesome! Hopefully they don’t surpass the $30 dollar tag. It’s as much as I’m willing to pay.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 4 October 2018 15:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Overall, it's kinda a disappointing collection for longtime fans. If you're doing an 11-disc box set and asking over $100 for it, why not make it a 12-disc and give your fans all the b-sides, remixes, and ephemera instead of leaving it incomplete? Why not throw in a blu-ray with all the videos, Live at the Hammersmith, and the Line, the Cross, and the Curve?

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 4 October 2018 17:59 (two months ago) Permalink

otm

sleeve, Thursday, 4 October 2018 17:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Bit mystified by this 100 dollar hounds of love reissue tbh, you can get a near mint copy off discogs for 10 euros

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 4 October 2018 18:17 (two months ago) Permalink

The ideal would have been something like the Purple Rain reissue which was clearly being aimed squarely at the non-casual fan; triple CDs of rarities, live films, offcuts and outtakes. This is more like a reissue from some time in the late 90s.

piscesx, Thursday, 4 October 2018 18:23 (two months ago) Permalink

other than video stuff, the This Woman's Work box set was pretty comprehensive at the time!

the $100 Hounds of Love vinyl reissue was one of those MFSL kinda things that cost like $50 new to begin with, are limited runs, so instantly costs $100 on the secondary market... the original vinyl pressing sounds great, so just snag one of those in good condition for $10-15 like Colonel Poo suggests

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 4 October 2018 18:34 (two months ago) Permalink

if you can find a mint original then that's true. the audio fidelity issue (which is the one I have) sounds great though. didn't know it was going for that much these days.

I'm torn on this. part of me wants this even though I have all of these except for Aerial and Red Shoes so I really should buy just those; plus, why in god's name didn't she include Not This Time? Ken I can do without but Not This Time is one of her absolute best b-sides.

could probably fund this if I sold my This Woman's Work CD box which TBH sits unplayed on a shelf. Maybe I will. Dunno.

akm, Thursday, 4 October 2018 20:38 (two months ago) Permalink

the cover art is hilariously gross

Specific to the first CD box, apparently. People are saying elsewhere that vinyl is her preferred format, so I wonder if this weird nightmare variation on a Penguin Cafe Orchestra cover is her The Rich Man's 8-Track Tape statement, but kicking the format when it's down (on a rolling office chair, no less — CDs as office products?) rather than in the ascendant. The CD faces appear to all say "YISH P∑QPL∑." But the second CD box (more desirable for the rarities, less for the albums, probably) doesn't repeat this mutation motif. I think as a prospective purchaser of the first CD box (I have the first five LPs on sometimes worn vinyl copies), I feel a little insulted.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Thursday, 4 October 2018 21:02 (two months ago) Permalink

The bizarre Fish People artwork has been around since Director's Cut. I doubt it's Kate throwing shade at CD buyers; I guess she honestly thinks it looks good.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Thursday, 4 October 2018 21:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Wish she'd have done a deluxe reissue series like Jethro Tull has been doing, whatever your feelings about their music are, their deluxe editions are fantastic.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 4 October 2018 21:38 (two months ago) Permalink

The bizarre Fish People artwork has been around since Director's Cut. I doubt it's Kate throwing shade at CD buyers; I guess she honestly thinks it looks good.

Didn't know this, cheers.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Thursday, 4 October 2018 21:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Hey, since Bush is putting out some old demos, why not read about a few more of hers? https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/255/

ballardiangorse, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:21 (one month ago) Permalink

anyone ever see that video where the delius associate hears the track from NFE and says that delius wouldnt have liked it, lol

Ross, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:33 (one month ago) Permalink

To be honest her album covers have never been very interesting or good looking.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:50 (one month ago) Permalink

uh what

lol

Ross, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:50 (one month ago) Permalink

the dreaming is absolutely a beautiful cover, as is NVE

Ross, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:51 (one month ago) Permalink

wait what? her album covers are all-time, as is the artwork for the singles:

https://www.katebushencyclopedia.com/sites/default/files/2017-08/symphony_in_blue.jpg

we could have a poll just on her cover art!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Hahaha I don’t like the style sorry. The Dreaming is really good though that’s my favorite album cover from her.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:14 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Any fans of Oh To Be In Love here? https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/oh-to-be-in-love/

ballardiangorse, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 15:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yes I like that song a lot

holy shit at dolphin cover.

akm, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 20:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The last batch of demos, on Joan of Arc, Gala Dali, and lesbian vampires: https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/carmilla-where-are-the-lionhearts-dali-while-davy-dozed-frightened-eyes-organic-acid/

ballardiangorse, Thursday, 22 November 2018 01:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Has anyone bought the remasters on vinyl?

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 22 November 2018 02:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

not yet but I will be doing over the next few months. reports are good.

akm, Thursday, 22 November 2018 21:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

weird promo for the remasters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkcJR-EV1Uc

piscesx, Thursday, 22 November 2018 22:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Listened to all up to The Sensual World. Tye most impressive to me has been "Never For Ever" - it just sounds a bit more expansive in the right places. As for the rest I didn't notice any overwhelming improvement. "The Sensual World" is still a slog to get through.

An Uphill Battle For Legumes (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 22 November 2018 23:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Sensual World is the one where the world finally catches up with Kate. She never completely escapes that afterwards

ballardiangorse, Friday, 30 November 2018 12:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh, I wrote some words on Hammer Horror, femininity, and the Gothic for those interested: https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/hammer-horror/

ballardiangorse, Friday, 30 November 2018 12:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I love the Sensual World. Still don't understand why everyone doesn't.

akm, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah my fave of hers (alongside HoL)

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 30 November 2018 14:57 (one week ago) Permalink

I feel there's 1-2 songs on Sensual World that drag it down a bit compared to the previous three records, but the highs are as high as any of her work. That "mmmmmm yesss" gets me every. fucking. time.

octobeard, Saturday, 1 December 2018 09:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Too many chunky rawk guitars and a claustrophobic mix. The title track is fine as is "This Woman's Work" but it's the album where she went from an idiosyncratic, often visionary sound on the three previous albums ( I like the first two fine but they're just stepping stones) into a disappointing ( for me ) MOR direction.

An Uphill Battle For Legumes (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 1 December 2018 13:14 (one week ago) Permalink

I'd recommend giving this remaster a listen if you find the mix claustrophobic. I've always liked the sound and mix of this album and I think there are more chunky rawk guitars on Red Shoes and even on Never Forever personally; but the remaster really gives this album some more space and light. I think I've given most everything a listen digitally now. I did order the first vinyl box and will relent and get the other three as my bank account allows.

akm, Thursday, 6 December 2018 03:27 (three days ago) Permalink

though Director's Cut doesn't necessarily sound any better and still seems wholly unnecessary to me.

akm, Thursday, 6 December 2018 03:29 (three days ago) Permalink

Also: she swapped out the Big Sky on Hounds of Love with the single mix, which I was worried about until I realized this wasn't the extended mix; there's just some added keyboard in the background at the beginning which after a few listens I have to say I prefer to the original.

Also: ditched Rolf Harris on Aerial for her son. Also an improvement, I think.

akm, Thursday, 6 December 2018 03:39 (three days ago) Permalink


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