Kate Bush

Kate Bush



Catherine "Kate" Bush CBE (born 30 July 1958[1][2]) is an English singer–songwriter, musician, dancer and record producer. Bush first came to note in 1978 when, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song.[11] She has since released twenty-five UK Top 40 singles, including the top-ten hits "The Man with the Child in His Eyes", "Babooshka", "Running Up That Hill", "Don't Give Up" (a duet with Peter Gabriel) and "King of the Mountain". She has released ten studio albums, all of which reached the UK Top 10, including the UK number-one albums Never for Ever (1980), Hounds of Love (1985), and the compilation The Whole Story (1986). She is the first British solo female artist to top the UK album charts and the first female artist ever to enter the album chart at number one.[12]

A diverse range of artists have claimed Bush as an influence on their work. Her artistry has been dubbed by journalists as eclectic, experimental, idiosyncratic and theatrical. Despite being nominated 13 times for British Phonographic Industry accolades,[13] she has won only once, which was the Brit Award for Best British Female Artist in 1987.[14] She has also been nominated for three Grammy Awards during the course of her career. In 2002, she was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. In October 2017 she was nominated for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.[15] Bush was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to music.[16][17]



The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass is a 2007 British-American fantasy adventure film based on Northern Lights, the first novel in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials.
Brazil is a 1985 dystopian science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard.
Hounds of Love
Hounds of Love is the fifth studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician Kate Bush, released by EMI Records on 16 September 1985.
The Kick Inside
The Kick Inside is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician Kate Bush.

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Sounds Like San Diego: March 11
  –  March 11, 2018
The last time the local ladies of the scene took to the Casbah stage to perform the Kate Bush dance party, I happened to be sick. I was sitting at home and seeing Instagram and Facebook posts of the night, and I experienced some harsh FOMO. Performed by ...
Kate Bush playlist: The enduring 40-year fascination of this woman's work
  –  March 11, 2018
It’s one of those jarring, stop-you-in-your-track moments when you suddenly realise that a memory or an event of some kind that is still fresh in your mind actually happened rather a long time ago. And that was certainly the case for me when the penny ...
From the Editor: Growing up at Tower Records
  –  March 11, 2018
It was a two-story playground of sound. Next to the mass market albums was every sort of exotica, from rising indie darlings R.E.M. and XTC to cult favorites like Siouxie and the Banshees and Kate Bush. There was always something unusual playing on the in ...
The music from fashion runway shows you can stream online
  –  March 10, 2018
Our favourite playlist of the lot is Burberry Weather – a moody selection of weather-themed songs by the likes of Kate Bush, Belle and Sebastian, and The Kinks. You can hear all the tracks that were included in or inspired last November’s fashion show ...
Jessica Lea Mayfield gets personal with her music, no matter the risk
  –  March 9, 2018
Even in her teens, it was apparent that the singer was a breed of songwriter who harkened back to the female performers of the alternative rock world of the ’90s, when names like Tori Amos and Kate Bush were able to find commercial success. One listen to ...
Flashback: Celebrating 40 years since Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights hit Number 1
  –  March 9, 2018
Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights was a big moment in the history of the Official Chart. Not only did it kick off the influential singer-songwriter's career in rather spectacular fashion, she became the first female artist to land at Number 1 single in the ...
The Current will play only female artists for 24 hours on Women's Day
  –  March 8, 2018
owned by Minnesota Public Radio, will play music from female artists that include: Patsy Cline, Patti Smith, PaviElle, Laura Marling, Lauryn Hill, Sleater-Kinney, Sharon Jones, St. Vincent, Feist, Fiona Apple, Kate Bush, Kate Nash, Björk and Billie Holiday.
Dom Coyote's WE CAN TIME TRAVEL to Embark on UK Tour
  –  March 8, 2018
With a music style reminiscent of alternative pop classics from Kate Bush and poetic storytelling with the political dynamism of Kate Tempest - We Can Time Travel is a playful contemporary fable for our times and a loving homage to the music and ...
International Women’s Day: Everything you need to know – and do
  –  March 7, 2018
The station has a female musical takeover from noon to 5pm. Expect music from Gemma Hayes, Kate Bush, Soccer Mommy, PJ Harvey, Ham Sandwich, Marlene Enright, Blondie, Courtney Barnett and Björk. A film Angie Mezzetti made for Trinity College Dublin’s ...
Canterbury: Emily Watts launches second EP All These Years at Gulbenkian with Jon Grayson and Abigail Hubbard
  –  March 7, 2018
Influenced by the likes of Kate Bush, Bat For Lashes and Joni Mitchell, singer songwriter Emily Watts is in good company. Her self-penned songs from her debut EP, From the Blue, have brought her a loyal following. She's also ventured into writing for other ...
Choir Boy finds faith in heavenly dream pop
  –  March 7, 2018
"I like so many different styles of music, it's hard to say what my main influence is," Klopp reflects, adding that he admires the work of Kate Bush, Fleetwood Mac, R. Stevie Moore and prolific guitar-pop legend Martin Newell. While the music of Choir Boy ...
Kate Bush's 'Wuthering Heights' & 10 Other Classic Songs Inspired By Literature
  –  March 6, 2018
Something of a musical Cliff’s Notes (or, in this case, Heathcliff’s Notes) to Emily Bronte’s classic novel, Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights” hit No. 1 in Great Britain 40 years ago today. The track, which was released on January 20, 1978 ...
15 great Kate Bush songs to celebrate 40 years of Wuthering Heights
  –  March 5, 2018
It’s been four whole decades since a young woman soared to the top of the charts with a dreamy piano ballad about rolling and falling in green, out on the winding windy moors. Wuthering Heights hit the number one spot on this day back in March 1978, and ...
Eight things Yorkshire has given the world
  –  March 4, 2018
The books have been adapted for radio, TV, the silver screen and the stage – and Kate Bush’s musical tribute to Heathcliff and Cathy is a stalwart at most karaoke nights. The Bronte’s old home at Haworth is now the Brontë Parsonage Museum ...
Bond star Daniel Craig at 50: Drag past, sexual stamina and 'monster package' - The facts
  –  March 2, 2018
Oh yes, Daniel Craig is apparently partial to the Grease soundtrack. The actor has more than 5,000 songs on his iPod including some Kate Bush. It was Daniel Craig’s mum who leaked the news about her son being the next James Bond in 2005 and not the ...
10 Things You Didn't Know About Metallica's 'Master of Puppets'
  –  March 1, 2018
4. Bowie was hardly the only non-heavy-music influence on Master of Puppets — Metallica were listening to a lot of Kate Bush, the Police and Simon & Garfunkel while writing the album, too 8. James Hetfield has the notes to the bass part in the middle of ...
The Guide to Getting Into Kate Bush
  –  March 1, 2018
In a copy of Q Magazine from 1990, Kate Bush recalled how, growing up, she would dance to the music on the TV. “It was completely unselfconscious and I wasn’t aware of people looking at me,” she says. “One day some people came into the room, saw me ...
Anna von Hausswolff – Dead Magic
  –  March 1, 2018
Imagine if Kate Bush had swapped Brontë for Baudelaire and you’re going in the right direction, but still some way off. It’s a gloriously macabre elegy for something we probably will never understand. The Mysterious Vanishing Of Electra begins with ...
Concert review: Ezra Furman at Ace of Cups
  –  March 1, 2018
dirty take on Bruce Springsteen's “Thunder Road”) and '80s (Kate Bush's “Hounds of Love”). He also reminded the audience that, while times might feel bleak, people are still in possession of a great power, which he implored everyone to use in the ...
SOB x RBE’s Chaotic Energy Is A Beautiful Thing
  –  February 28, 2018
This dazed, gurgling head-trip is one of the best things I’ve heard from him. He raps about wanting to fuck Kate Bush. I don’t even know, man. I guess I’m on board. 5. Nacho Picasso – “Want It All” (Feat. Riff Raff) The mesmerizing Seattle ...
Dior RTW Fall 2018
  –  February 27, 2018
Their uniform markers: Those caps and bags (including the return of the Saddle) with demonstrative cross-body straps, underscored by the regimental pomp of the Kate Bush soundtrack. In Chiuri’s determination to make her Dior expressive of women’s power ...
Mythless reveals the Origins of his new song and video “Statue”: Watch
  –  February 27, 2018
For some reason it made me feel like I was dying. “Thread Tugging” — The Stranglers, Radiohead, Kate Bush: The Stranglers’ “Golden Brown” was a big influence on this song, mostly because it’s a go-to if you’re looking for jaunty harpsichord ...
Rock and Roll? Field Music Take on Led Zeppelin and Win
  –  February 27, 2018
Somehow, in spite of listening to Kate Bush, King Crimson, Hall and Oates, and the Blue Nile, Field Music sound like 10CC playing the hits of Steve Reich. PopMatters asked Peter Brewis about how this can happen in 2018.
Coming of Age with Jill Scott: Authenticity, Vulnerability, and Fame
  –  February 27, 2018
Next, Roderick Mullen ’19 performed a cover of “This Woman’s Work” by Kate Bush and “Latch” by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith, accompanied on guitar by Alexander S. Graff ’17. Scott immediately commended Mullen’s mastery through multiple ...
Jade Bird: Five Essential Johnny Cash Songs
  –  February 26, 2018
Although she's busy writing her own songs, recently releasing the hellfire-and-heartbreak single "Lottery," she also relishes covering artists she loves, like Son House, Kate Bush and, notably, Johnny Cash. Her boisterous attack of Cash's "I've Been ...
The 25 best Kate Bush songs of all time
  –  February 21, 2018
What, no Red Shoes? The debate still rages on the Kate Bush Top 25 but here’s what you – and some of your favourite artists – voted for... Much like any iconic, genre-spanning artist, picking the best songs from Kate Bush's back catalogue is a nigh ...
Get to Know a New Olympic Event: Big Air Snowboarding
  –  February 18, 2018
What it is: Big air snowboarding is not to be confused with “Big Sky” snowboarding, in which Kate Bush and the surviving members of the Kinks sing quirky songs while navigating a halfpipe. No. In big air snowboarding, competitors launch themselves off ...


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