Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bush Birthday

Kate Bush, from her 2nd.album (1978) LionheartBirthday greetings to the woman who lusted for Heathcliff – the Man with the Child in His Eyes - who Ran Up That Hill, chased by the Hounds of Love ("It's in the trees! It's coming!"), while dressed as a Babooshka... clicked yet?
Yes, that ethereal waif who stunned the musical world with Wuthering Heights back in 1978 is 51 today. English singer/songwriter Kate Bush's eclectic style has made her one of England's most successful solo female performers of the past 30 years. Kate, 2007
While NZ radioplay was generally limited to her earlier bigger hits (causing many to muse “Whatever happened to...?”), back home all of her albums hit the UK Top Ten. She's often cited as a major influence on the careers of many artists worldwide. In 2002, her songwriting ability was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, and she's also been nominated for three Grammy Awards.
To illustrate her diversity, here're some video links to: Wuthering Heights, Running Up That Hill (the 12” mix), Babooshka, King Of The Mountain and, from the Elton John tribute album, try her reggae take of Rocket Man.

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