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fartcatcher

Kate Bush

Always admired her.

A rare example of an artist who refuses to compromise. Maybe Dylan, Bjork and Prince are others.

I loved her singles and the way she danced around in a low cut dress but we won't go there.

However, I'm not sure I could listen to a whole album. Voice is about an octave too high for me.

Sorry Kate.
Grind

Yes, best played on mute.
Frazier Cranium

She's ace on record but not being rich or bothered, I wouldn't know about her live shows.

'Aerial' ain't that special though, it's decent but not her best IMHO.
Dock

I like some of her songs and think some of the musical sounds she produces on record are great. Especially on 'Running Up That Hill'. There are but a few songs that are guaranteed to make me fill up a bit and ' The Man With the Child in His Eyes' is one of them. There, I've said it.
Grind

Dock wrote:
I like some of her songs and think some of the musical sounds she produces on record are great. Especially on 'Running Up That Hill'. There are but a few songs that are guaranteed to make me fill up a bit and ' The Man With the Child in His Eyes' is one of them. There, I've said it.


Too bad when she sings it it sounds like "The man with the child in hith thighs."

Actually don't mind her really, but not a voice you can listen to for long without wishing for a sudden and inexplicable build up of ear wax.
Frazier Cranium

Nah, only Wuthering Heights nearly has that affect on me, and even then it's so different to owt else that I can tolerate it easily enough.  I don't give a chuff about all the sudden idolising of her and all the amazing plaudits she's getting, she has always been one of those rare things in my opinion, someone original and GOOD at the same time.
Dalek

Re: Kate Bush

fartcatcher wrote:
Always admired her.



However, I'm not sure I could listen to a whole album. Voice is about an octave too high for me.

Sorry Kate.


You could always try playing the vinyl LP at 16&2/3 RPM.(May need to look around for an old Dansette or similar).
Grind

Re: Kate Bush

Dalek wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
Always admired her.



However, I'm not sure I could listen to a whole album. Voice is about an octave too high for me.

Sorry Kate.


You could always try playing the vinyl LP at 16&2/3 RPM.(May need to look around for an old Dansette or similar).


It would last twice as long though.
Dalek

Then maybe wait for the "Placido Domingo sings Kate Bush" album.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

I love her - a real British eccentric and one off

I also loved Running up That Hill and Cloud Busting - an attempt to bring the fascinating research of William Reich to the masses


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich




From the 1930s he became an increasingly controversial figure; from 1932 until his death all his work was self-published. His promotion of sexual permissiveness disturbed the psychoanalytic community and his associates on the political left, and his vegetotherapy, in which he massaged his disrobed patients to dissolve their muscular armour, violated the key taboos of psychoanalysis.[6] He moved to New York in 1939, in part to escape the Nazis, and shortly after arriving there coined the term "orgone" – derived from "orgasm" and "organism" – for a cosmic energy he said he had discovered, which he said others referred to as God. In 1940 he started building orgone accumulators, devices that his patients sat inside to harness the reputed health benefits, leading to newspaper stories about sex boxes that cured cancer.[7]

Following two critical articles about him in The New Republic and Harper's, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration obtained an injunction against the interstate shipment of orgone accumulators and associated literature, believing they were dealing with a "fraud of the first magnitude."[8] Charged with contempt in 1956 for having violated the injunction, Reich was sentenced to two years in prison, and that summer over six tons of his publications were burned by order of the court.[9] He died in jail of heart failure just over a year later, days before he was due to apply for parole.[10]
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Also we did a stage version of Wuthering Heights at Ilkley Playhouse last summer

It was notable for the fact that the directors Walter Swan (now sadly deceased at the much too young age of 57) and Yvette Huddlestone wrote their own version of the novel that took in all the generations of Lintons and Earnshaws but that Cathy was played by the lovely Annabel Riley (Special K advert girl and brother of Sam Riley) and Heathcliff was played by a superb Quentin Sands (brother of Merchant Ivory and Highlanders Julian Sands)

We put it on at Ilkley for two weeks to mainly full houses (I played the tenant of Thrushcross Grange Mr Lockwood to whom the story is narrated) and then took it to Cornwall for 7 magnificent performances in front of 800 audience members every night at the spectacular open air Minack Theatre which is carved into the cliffs above Porthcurno near Lands End

Our deranged karaoke group rendition of Wuthering Heights on the final night in our team piss-up at the Cable Station public house is a memory which I will cherish as long as I can recall it
Grind

Grind has an a.k.a.  - suspects Dalek may "out" him.

* Possibly with a comedically-shaped root vegetable. *
Late Doors

 i didnt realise you were an Actor Bull? Are you famous ?

If any of you, ANY OF YOU bad mouth Kate Bush one more I promise you I will scour the universe looking for the ultimate pain dispenser , set it at No 11 level and lock you in a dark room with it administered  firmly about your person.
Frazier Cranium

She's never been that hot since she dispensed of her thigh-length boots.
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
She's never been that hot since she dispensed of her thigh-length boots.


The same could be said about Sheeps.
Grind

Dock wrote:
Frazier Cranium wrote:
She's never been that hot since she dispensed of her thigh-length boots.


The same could be said about Sheeps.


It could, but probably shouldn't.
Dock

Mrs D had recorded a BBC 4 docu that coincided with the recent live comeback called The Kate Bush Story: Running up That Hill. Quite insightful for a Kate novice like myself. Would like to hear more of her stuff after watching it. Worth a look.
Heyho

It may have been fashionable back in the late 70's and 80's when she reached the peak of her success but I wonder of she has ever thought about changing her name to reflect modern styles i.e. Kate Trimmed, Kate Brazil, Kate Shaved or even Kate Landingstrip?
Frazier Cranium

Heyhio, you're a disgrace

Dock, I bought The Dreaming when it came out, and I've had The Whole Story CD for years.  The Dreaming is weird and original imho, and I like it, but I wanted it to be weirdER  I just think she's sound, in a similar way to how I like Peter Gabriel and even Sting, they're different but for me admirably commercial too.
Frazier Cranium

I bought Aerial too, and that has some good stuff on too, though I was a bit disappointed with it overall.
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Heyhio, you're a disgrace

Dock, I bought The Dreaming when it came out, and I've had The Whole Story CD for years.  The Dreaming is weird and original imho, and I like it, but I wanted it to be weirdER  I just think she's sound, in a similar way to how I like Peter Gabriel and even Sting, they're different but for me admirably commercial too.


John Lydon was on the docu and he said Dreaming was his favourite KB album. Ta for the recommends bud!
Frazier Cranium

Really?  Blimey
Forest

Dock wrote:
Frazier Cranium wrote:
Heyhio, you're a disgrace

Dock, I bought The Dreaming when it came out, and I've had The Whole Story CD for years.  The Dreaming is weird and original imho, and I like it, but I wanted it to be weirdER  I just think she's sound, in a similar way to how I like Peter Gabriel and even Sting, they're different but for me admirably commercial too.


John Lydon was on the docu and he said Dreaming was his favourite KB album. Ta for the recommends bud!


He just admitted to liking Sting so I'd be wary of any recommendations
Frazier Cranium

Haha, I was expecting something like that

Sting's 'Ten Summoner Tales' or something like that, is a great album but i know a lot of people can't stand Sting.  I really liked the Police too, still do.  So shoot me, or sting me, whatevs
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Really?  Blimey


Huge music fan is Mr. Rotten of all genres. One of the best things I ever heard him do was fill in for Jarvis Cockers Sunday Session on 6music. Apart from the varied tunes, him talking passionately about music was a treat.

PS The book I can't wait to get around to reading is Lydon's new autobiography 'Anger is an Energy'. If it's anywhere near as eloquent as he is in interviews it'll make for a great read. £6.99 on Kindle.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anger-Energy-My-Life-Uncensored/dp/1471137198
Frazier Cranium

Yeah I fancy that too - I have his first autobiog still from years ago.  I've read reviews of his new one and they're all pretty decent, though one did complain that Lydon doesn't mention at all the 'racism' spat he had with the singer of Bloc Party, 3 or 4 years ago I think it was.  I just find him extremely interesting, and he has a mesmerising ability as a frontman on stage which is very very rare imho.  PiL are not my favourite band but some of the gigs I've seen are up there with my all time favourite ones.

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