Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bushie girl

Three of my many favorite Kate Bush songs.

Them Heavy People:


Wuthering Heights:


The Dreaming:


And an interview from 1980, oh was she young (22):


It's another example of somebody's voice being very different when they sing. When she speaks, Kate sounds like just another young woman, when she sings her voice has an unbelievable richness and range.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Tuesday, December 16, 2008   10 comments links to this post

10 Comments:

At 16 Dec 2008 16:57:00, Blogger Alex said...

You forgot England my leotard

Actually this was sung by Mel Smith and Pamela Stephenson.

 
At 16 Dec 2008 17:09:00, Blogger eolake said...

Hmmm... not a bad parody. But pretty mean-spirited. Which would have been justified if Kate had not had such talent.

 
At 16 Dec 2008 17:11:00, Blogger eolake said...

Another interview:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=a6uwLznbW2E

Lord, what a beauty.

 
At 16 Dec 2008 17:15:00, Blogger Alex said...

Yeah, Not The Nine O'Clock News was like that, no mercy for anyone. You saw their Abba "super dooper" didn't you? They were more rodical than the other shows at the time, Two Ronnies, Dick Emery etc. Python were bizarre, and weren't shy of being educated. NtNOCN was more for the larger lout in us all.

Anyway, in that interview, what is Kate playing at the piano? It sounded like some of Aerial, but of course that interview was 20+ yrs ago.

I'm just queuing up all my old Kate Bush on media player now.

 
At 16 Dec 2008 17:16:00, Blogger Alex said...

Yup, that is a cute VJ. Kates not bad looking either.

 
At 16 Dec 2008 17:29:00, Blogger eolake said...

Interesting cover:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GHXVXG2kXBo

 
At 16 Dec 2008 17:35:00, Blogger eolake said...

And one more, related:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zKkaLM9NcSo

 
At 16 Dec 2008 20:15:00, Anonymous tc said...

I thought the *fight scene* was kind of *fun* in *Them Heavy People*. lol!

Amazing how creative she was, already, at the age of that interview. Pretty aware, for that age, also, re: relationships. Wow!

 
At 17 Dec 2008 05:29:00, Anonymous Michael Burton said...

If you get a chance, watch the "Live at the Hammersmith Odeon" video. Spectacular performance video.

Also, season 4 of Saturday Night Live was recently released (on NTSC DVD), and it has the December 9, 1978 American TV debut that changed so many lives, including my own. (She does "The Man With the Child in His Eyes," which is still my favorite Kate song, and "Them Heavy People.")

 
At 17 Dec 2008 09:57:00, Blogger eolake said...

Thanks for the tip. Though I've been less than impressed with the "Best of SNL" DVDs I've bought, I'll get that season.

I actually bought the "Live at the Hammersmith Odeon" video/CD back in the nineties. Maybe I still have it around, but I can't really be arsed with VHS these days. Maybe it'll come on DVD.

 

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