Post your favourite Kate Bush thing

Started by chocolate teapot, February 27, 2016, 12:34:39 AM

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chocolate teapot

Music/photos/interviews/videos/whatever.

My favourite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR4KnfcgLm0

Also the song Mrs Bartolozzi.

Glebe

Even though the standard version of the 'Wuthering Heights' video evokes nostalgia with it's hazy of-it's-time-ness, the alternative version is preferable for it's beautiful location and Bush acting all vampish in a red dress. Ah, halcyon, hopeful days.

Stoneage Dinosaurs

Full House
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUbrOZZxw0c

video wise it's gotta be WOW though
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRFQVMJf5eI
^those eyes, bloody fucking hell, they're like an entire extra face

wosl

The Sensual World (Instrumental).  A great artist, but I'm not keen on her voice(s); here she uses it sparingly as background texture.

This Young Edits version of Cloudbusting is simple and and the beat doesn't feel crowbared on.

https://youtu.be/AslD7EGxueE

Dirty Boy

Too many to mention. Probably Get Out Of My House, or something else from The Dreaming.

If we're talking lesser mentioned songs, The Infant Kiss from Never For Ever always fucks me up.

Leave It Open too, the drums and witchiness at the end...

Stoneage Dinosaurs

^ oh man! the Dreaming is nuts and great from start to finish. My personal fave at the moment is houdini, particularly where she does that spine-chilling throaty growls voice on the 'with your spit still on my lips' bit

breathing is proper desolate too, oh man. Easily in my top five favourite nuclear aftermath type songs, right next to this world over by xtc (actually it's just those 2 I can think of right now)

Frazer

Quote from: Glebe on February 27, 2016, 12:52:55 AM
Even though the standard version of the 'Wuthering Heights' video evokes nostalgia with it's hazy of-it's-time-ness, the alternative version is preferable for it's beautiful location and Bush acting all vampish in a red dress. Ah, halcyon, hopeful days.

Slightly better quality video. I love this version, every frame from 0:16 to 0:33 belongs in an art gallery.


Glebe

^Haha... was just thinking, "I'll Photoshop that and put Hulk Mushroom Cloud Bad Painting in," before spotting the little bugger! Magic.

grassbath

That bit in Jig of Life - "NEVER NEVER NEVER" - where she really growls it. Incredible singer, so versatile.

chocolate teapot






put on a proper suit, do up your tie and sing the national anthem.

Natnar

My favourite track of hers, the original Deeper Understanding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpQnjY9pj5s

Some of my favourite TV performances of hers

The "Mrs Mop" Army Dreamers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhbxZOj7vT8&

Experiment IV on Wogan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyO8rJkfs10&

Suspended In Gaffa with added creepy dolls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n8tRputb_I&

and of course there's this..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT22zcFN3gs

popcorn

My favourite Kate Bush moment is the line "I can't hide you / from the government" in Cloudbusting. One of those moments where the lyric, melody and delivery all synchronise for massive effect.

Another example: "Come on angel / come on, come on darling " ...

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Dr Rock

Apart from all the times she is the sexiest thing ever, the bit on the side two of Hounds Of Love where the water starts being like the devil or whatever.

Waking The Witch I just checked.

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

Head Gardener


Head Gardener


Steven

Quote from: Head Gardener on February 28, 2016, 06:23:35 PM
I have the original promo poster in my cellar

I know what we all want in our cellar, eh lads?[nb]An old bag of cement, gone hard.[/nb]

Thomas

February 28, 2016, 07:21:27 PM #18 Last Edit: February 28, 2016, 07:32:17 PM by Thomas
I'm not too well-versed in her work yet, but the 'Ninth Wave' half of Hounds of Love is very creative and moving - though the lovely 'Cloudbusting' and the lovely 'The Big Sky' are my favourite individual songs from the album.

Stoneage Dinosaurs

^woohoo! Thomas, you are a person of good taste.
If you like the Ninth Wave, definitely give Aerial a go - it's even more sprawling and creative, but 'sprawling' in a good way. I think. I'm not entirely sure what 'sprawling' means. Just off to google it.


Dirty Boy

I'd like to change my earlier answer to The Kick Inside because it came up on shuffle just now and i had to physically stop what i was doing and just listen. A brave thing to write lyrically and a stunningly beautiful song.


Thomas

I listened to The Sensual World last night. Quite a few moments jumped out as incredible, but the strings at 1:28 in 'The Fog' are especially beautiful.

I love her unpredictable range of subjects. She's one of those artists - and I like these people a lot - whose work reaffirms that you can write creatively about anything at all. If you're any good at putting the words in the right order, of course.


Natnar

If you ever wondered what Watching You Without Me would sound like coming from the bottom of a lift shaft slowed down a little then this would be for you
(it's rather good)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCfC4EKcaAY


dallasman

"The Wedding List" live at the Prince's Trust concert in 1982. Backed by Pete Townshend, Phil Collins, Mick Karn and others:

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

thraxx

Quote from: dallasman on April 02, 2016, 11:34:21 PM
"The Wedding List" live at the Prince's Trust concert in 1982. Backed by Pete Townshend, Phil Collins, Mick Karn and others:

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

And Midge Ure by the looks of it.


buzby

Quote from: thraxx on April 02, 2016, 11:44:28 PM
And Midge Ure by the looks of it.
Also Gary Brooker of Procol Harum on keyboards and Peter Hope-Evans of Machine Head on mouth organ. It's funny how you can tell it's Mick Karn without even seeing him just from those fretless slides.