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Old 07-03-2008, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nearing her 50th birthday, Kate Bush remains one of Britains most talented and beautiful artists yet possessed with rare intelligence and an enigmatic persona. Rising to fame at the tender age of 19 after a little help from Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour, her eight albums have spanned twenty years and what she lacks in quantity is eclipsed by sheer quality.

Her music has a strong Piano based criteria, yet she has dipped her toe in Rock, Pop, Jazz, Folk as well as Neo-Classical and never sounds out of her depth. Her music has been described as the aural eqivalent of contemporary theatre and many of her lyrics have big themes and ideas yet there is always a touch of English melancholy that runs through her music that endears her to a wide range of genre fans.

Quixotic, sexual, heart wrenching, baroque and at times damn surreal. kate Bush is a true original and a highly influential artist who makes music by her own rules.

From her most recent album:


A classic pop song from her '85 release 'Hounds Of Love':
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow...I haven't heard a single thing from her but I've heard her name being dropped more times than I can remember. I simply can't believe a thread hasn't been made in all this time...well done Lee.

I'll download some albums one of these days...
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was surprised that there was no thread either. A good place to start would be 'Hounds Of Love' which is smack in the middle of her output and then backwards or forwards chronologically. She has never made one bad album. A few forgettable tracks maybe but her output is fairly consistent and always listenable.
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I used to love the song "Wuthering Heights", until I read the novel. Then I realized what a poor take on the novel the song actually is.
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Come on. Where is the love?

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Old 11-10-2008, 03:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, I couldn't get into her at all....sorry. :\
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Umm, I liked Hounds Of Love. Her debut was quite good as well. Love her ghostly kinda voice. Definitely need to get more!
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I've only really heard Running Up That Hill, which I like, but it wasn't really enough to make me go looking for more.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Another on a very long list of artists I've been meaning to get into. My brother's a huge fan, and I do admire her work that I've heard a lot.

Hell, it's been a slow day. Might as well get my hands on Hounds Of Love a bit later
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Whether it's a good take on the novel or not, "Wuthering Heights" is a hell of a pop song, IMO.
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