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xchazx
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any fans here? i would say she is my favorite female singer of all time.

for people not familiar with her, i think she may be most famous for her song "This Woman's Work" from the soundtrack to the movie "She's Having a Baby"(also released on her album The Sensual World). that would only be scratching the surface to her incredible music catalog.

my best friend, who in '85 was a boots and braces skinhead(not racist), turned me onto her. i've been hooked ever since.

she was just 17 when she released her first masterpiece, The Kick Inside. supposedly, she was discovered by david gilmour, and he got her her first recording contract. she went on to release four of the greatest albums of the late 70's/early 80's(not including lionheart). my biggest heartbreak is that she is apparently afraid of flying or touring and only toured once in '79/'80. she has a video out called "Live at the Hammersmith Odeon" which captured one of her shows.

she has a distinct voice so i don't know if she is for everyone but i would recommend checking her out.

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Agreed.I love her earlier stuff.


Be well.

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I like some of her stuff.

I think 'Running Up That Hill' is the song most people would recognize by her.

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What about "Don't Give Up", or this one one? Enjoy

"Babuska" also sure comes to mind among so many others.she sure had something going on there.Voice/style.I loved her back then.I think one of my very first cassettes for my stereo was an Kate bush tape.

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quote:
Originally posted by bandit:
What about "Don't Give Up", or this one one? Enjoy

Interesting. Very different. First time I heard that. Wish you had warned me to turn down the treble on my speakers. That high pitch almost blew my eardrums out. [Big Grin]
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I only know Kate Bush through that "Running Up That Hill" song and her duet with Peter Gabriel in "Don't Give Up".

From what I understand, she has a loyal (though I hate to use the word "cult") following. I hear that she is afraid of flying and heights, and for that reason, doesn't tour outside the U.K. Perhaps that might explain why she doesn't have a larger fanbase.

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the kick inside
never forever
the dreaming
the hounds of love

these are the four albums i would recommend checking out. they are all perfect in their own way.

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quote:
Originally posted by bandit:
What about "Don't Give Up", or this one one? Enjoy

"Babuska" also sure comes to mind among so many others.she sure had something going on there.Voice/style.I loved her back then.I think one of my very first cassettes for my stereo was an Kate bush tape.

Regards.

wuthering heights is an excellent song. good choice.

she has a dvd called The Whole Story that contains all of her videos and some previously unreleased interviews and such. i recommend that and Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, which was a concert performance she did in 1979. you can see on this video how her stage show was more like watching a play.

here's another great vid with kate and donald sutherland for a song called cloudbusting. this is the extended version of the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRHA9W-zExQ


there's also a slew of other vids she did listed on that page.

i am a kate superfan.

the man with the child in his eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzbw-53g2CU

ok, that's it, for now.

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Over the years I have collected as much as I could of her. Just an amazing artist, her videos were some of the most innovative like Running up that Hill, Cloubursting, Army Dreamers, etc. I mean Tori Amos, Jane Siberry and other were very influenced by her.

It is too bad she doesn't tour, same goes with XTC, but I did notice that Kate played on awards shows and stuff.

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"Running Up That Hill" is haunting. Kate's sound is so filled with emotion. She's definitely original.
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quote:
(not including lionheart)
I never had a problem with Lionheart and don't know why it's so often criticised. Yes, it's not quite as inventive as The Kick Inside, and no, it isn't quite as musically mature as Never Forever, but it stands perfectly well as a bridge between the two and has a handful of songs that easily rank with the best material on either Kick or Never.

Plus, the sleeve was always my favourite!

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I also always liked Sat In Your Lap. Probably my favourite from her.
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quote:
Originally posted by logan5:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">(not including lionheart)</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">I never had a problem with Lionheart and don't know why it's so often criticised. Yes, it's not quite as inventive as The Kick Inside, and no, it isn't quite as musically mature as Never Forever, but it stands perfectly well as a bridge between the two and has a handful of songs that easily rank with the best material on either Kick or Never.

Plus, the sleeve was always my favourite!

i'm a bit harsh on Lionheart, but only because the other four albums i mentioned are all perfect. Lionheart is not. i heard that this album was rushed by the record company(go figure) because they wanted to capitalize quickly on the success of The Kick Inside. i think The Kick Inside and Lionheart were both released in the same year.

it's not a terrible album, but the only songs i really like off of it are "Wow", "Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake", "Oh England, My Lionheart", and "Hammer Horror". not that the other songs are bad, they just didn't grab me like her other songs do. i can honestly say that there isn't one song i dislike on any of the other four albums i mentioned.

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quote:
i heard that this album was rushed by the record company
Ah. I heard it was a rush job too. I also heard it's the album Kate likes least. But some of the songs she put on it were actually written for 'Kick'. I guess I just feel that even a lesser Kate Bush album is hard to criticise (and once again... I love the cover! Not that it makes the music better).
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'but the only songs i really like off of it are "Wow", "Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake", "Oh England, My Lionheart", and "Hammer Horror"'
Those are the exact songs I think of when people criticise the album. I also like 'Coffee Homeground' and 'Symphony in Blue'. It isn't as inventive as her other albums, but in a way that makes the whole thing seem cosier to me. My favourite album of hers is actually 'Hounds of Love', but she was operating on a different level at that time (in terms of production).
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The Hounds of Love is a masterpiece of music and production. if i had to recommend an album to a first time kate listener, it would be this album, followed by The Dreaming, then either Never For Ever or The Kick Inside. not that this is my ranking of her albums, but The Hounds of Love is quite an achievement and i think it would be the best way to introduce someone to her. you kind of get that production value too with The Dreaming.

i also believe that her albums should be listened to in their entirety, first song to last song. each album has its own flow that i can't really describe. i hate just picking out single songs because i think they may lose something if they are just heard that way. i think The Hounds of Love is the best example of that, though The Kick Inside is also another album in that vain.

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