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The Music of Kate Bush
S03E19 – No Self Control (Peter Gabriel Song)
Dec 6 • 42 min
Now on to Peter Collaboration #2, the UK top 40 hit No Self Control, track number 2 on his 1980 album Melt. Peter Gabriel may have written this song, but in the production and song theme, No Self Control shares some parallels with Kate’s music as we would…
S03E18 – I Don’t Remember (Peter Gabriel Song)
Nov 29 • 32 min
And so now begins the collaborations portion of this third season of the show! There will be a total of five collaboration episodes this season, three of them with the same artist: Peter Gabriel. I Don’t Remember was first sung by Peter and Kate together…
S03E17 – Kidnapped on a Building Site
Nov 22 • 39 min
Ready to dive into a discussion of a rather obscure and strange little number? We hope so! Kidnapped On a Building Site is one of Kate’s most obscure songs, a raw piano/vocal unreleased demo of a song that was never fleshed out. In fact, we’re not even…
S03E16 – Warm and Soothing
Nov 15 • 43 min
For a song that was probably meant, like The Empty Bullring, as a quick runthrough as she acclimated herself to a new studio, Kate sure came up with something beautiful and criminally underrated. This week, we’re discussing a b-side featuring just Kate…
S03E15 – December Will Be Magic Again
Nov 8 • 63 min
Almost 38 years ago, a mysterious holiday song was released to the record-buying public. Not just any holiday song. December Will Be Magic Again! The history of this song is a curious one indeed. First premiered to the public on the Kate Bush Christmas…
S03E14 – Passing Through Air
Nov 1 • 29 min
Time to take a trip back in time to a track that was recorded well before Never For Ever: the lovely little song Passing Through Air. Released as the b-side to Never For Ever‘s final single Army Dreamers, Passing Through Air was recorded in 1973 at the…
S03E13 – Ran Tan Waltz
Oct 25 • 36 min
Welcome to another episode of the show! This week we’re digging into Ran Tan Waltz, a sprightly little number that was released as the b-side to Never For Ever‘s second single Babooshka. Rather fitting that Ran Tan Waltz, a song about a dysfunctional…
S03E12 – The Empty Bullring
Oct 18 • 41 min
After a short break, we’re back with a new song episode. So come disappear through a window and out of your mind into our discussion of The Empty Bullring, the first released non-album track of Kate’s career so far and the first b-side of this season. The…
Bonus: Kate Bush Remastered!
Oct 4 • 16 min
Big news today in the Kate Bush world: all of Kate’s albums, plus new rarities, are being released in remastered editions on vinyl AND CD! The first seven are coming out on November 16, 2018 in individual and box set form, with the rest (Aerial, Directors…
S03E11 – Breathing
Sep 27 • 75 min
Can you believe we’re now at the end of a third album? Of course there are still the b-sides and collaborations to go, but all the album tracks from Kate’s third album Never For Ever have now been discussed and dug into! Our guests for this last song will…
S03E10 – Army Dreamers
Sep 20 • 44 min
After a short break, we’re back with another song episode! And almost in time for the 38th anniversary of this single being released! On September 22, 1980, the final single from Never For Ever was released: Army Dreamers. Compared to the previous two…
S03E09 – Night-Scented Stock
Sep 6 • 9 min
You would think that an episode about a fifty-two second long interlude track would be about that long. Instead, we got an episode that was almost nine times as long as the song itself! Not bad, wouldn’t you say? In the shortest episode so far of the…
S03E08 – The Infant Kiss
Aug 30 • 61 min
All our barriers are going. Time to bring you another episode of Strange Phenomena! Can you believe we’re almost done with Never For Ever album songs? We can’t either. Our song for discussion this week is a rather controversial Kate Bush song inspired by…
S03E07 – Violin
Aug 23 • 46 min
Are you ready to climb with Paganini up to the chimney to jig along with the fiddle-dee-diddle-dee-dee? If you are, then get ready for a rocking discussion of the violin-infused, well, Violin, the seventh track from Never For Ever. We are joined by two…
S03E06 – The Wedding List
Aug 16 • 63 min
We hope you can give the hunt up for another episode of Strange Phenomena! Because it’s here! The Wedding List is the first song on Side B of Never For Ever, and what a way to start that side! We’ve gone from the ethereal Egypt to one of the most rocking…
S03E05 – Egypt
Aug 9 • 49 min
Are you ready for a traveling episode? We sure hope so! For this week’s song, the ethereal Egypt, we make a call to Serbia to chat with a young fan named Uroš about his love for this song, the fifth track from Never For Ever. Uroš is a young Kate fan from…
S03E04 – All We Ever Look For
Aug 2 • 74 min
All we ever want for you is to listen to this new episode of Strange Phenomena! All We Ever Look For doesn’t seem to be a song that is discussed much in the Kate Bush canon, and it’s really quite a shame! Because we found not one but TWO fans of this song…
S03E03 – Blow Away (For Bill)
Jul 26 • 54 min
One of the band told us last night that we’d be coming out with a new episode of Strange Phenomena this week! In this episode, we get to fly away with the third track from Never For Ever, Blow Away (For Bill). This week, Cecilee is joined by Alex Dale, a…
S03E02 – Delius (Song of Summer)
Jul 19 • 49 min
We promise we won’t be moody in this episode all about the beautiful song Delius (Song of Summer), the second track from Never For Ever. As a matter of fact, this episode will be cheery as the summer, since this is Cecilee’s favorite song on Never For…
S03E01 – Babooshka
Jul 12 • 62 min
Welcome to the first song episode of the Never For Ever season. And we’re starting it with the album opener, Babooshka. What a way to start an album! Babooshka is not just the album opener, but it was also the second single released from Never For Ever.…
S03E00 – Never For Ever Album Introduction
Jul 5 • 61 min
Welcome to a special Album Introduction episode! Before we start Season 3 of the show, we’re going to start with an Introduction episode where we get to talk about the history of the album to come and general personal thoughts on it. We’ll also talk about…
S02E12 – Lionheart Era Tracks – Another Day
Jun 7 • 40 min
Another day, and another episode, the last one of the Lionheart season! We’re closing out the Lionheart era tracks with a song that, like last week’s song, has never been officially released in any capacity. Another Day, a Roy Harper song, was performed…
S02E11 – Lionheart Era Tracks – The Magician
May 31 • 47 min
Now that we’re done talking about all the album tracks from Lionheart, it’s time to dig into the Lionheart era tracks. The first of two tracks for this season is the ultra-rare song The Magician. Written by big-time film composer Maurice Jarre and Paul…
S02E10 – Hammer Horror
May 10 • 76 min
If you know all the signs of Notre Dame, then come join us for a discussion of the final track on Lionheart, the theatrical Hammer Horror. Zoey P joins us again to talk about one of her top ten favorite Kate songs, and tells us why this is one of her…
S02E09 – Coffee Homeground
May 3 • 68 min
We promise we won’t be getting you with any Belladonna or arsenic in the pot of tea. Instead, we’ll just be serving up a rather harmless episode of Strange Phenomena! This week, we’re talking about the very theatrical song Coffee Homeground, perhaps the…
S02E08 – Kashka from Baghdad
Apr 26 • 65 min
Travel with us to the Middle East for a discussion of Kashka from Baghdad, an exotic-flavored song about a gay couple. Our guest for the show this week is Zoey P, who you will remember from several other episodes this season! We talk about the Oriental…
S02E07 – In the Warm Room
Apr 19 • 52 min
Come with us to where the mellow wallows for a discussion of the seventh track on Lionheart, In the Warm Room. We get to make a long-distance call (our longest yet!) to Sydney, Australia to discuss this song with super fan Sarit Vandegraaff. Sarit tells…
S02E06 – Fullhouse
Apr 12 • 64 min
Driving back in your car, you can listen to this discussion of a lesser-known Kate Bush album track, called Fullhouse. This week, we’re joined by Zoey P, who you might remember from the Lionheart album intro and Wow episodes. Zoey joins the discussion…
S02E05 – Oh England, My Lionheart
Apr 5 • 60 min
Kate may not like this song much these days, but we do here at Strange Phenomena! And so does Keith DeWeese, a super fan of Oh England My Lionheart, the fifth track from her second album Lionheart. This week, we talk about a song that Kate spoke about…
S02E04 – Don’t Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake
Mar 29 • 55 min
Will you come down with Emma to listen to this episode of Strange Phenomena? We hope so! This week, we delve into the album track Don’t Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake, which Cecilee admits is her least favorite track on Lionheart. However, it is…
S02E03 – Wow
Mar 22 • 63 min
We hope you think this episode is just as wow and unbelievable as we think it is! This week’s song is the third song from Lionheart, and the most successful of the two songs released from the album for the radio, the iconic song Wow. Our guest this week…
S02E02 – In Search of Peter Pan
Mar 15 • 79 min
Come fly with us as we search for Peter Pan. Three different fans from all over the world have taken part in this episode to talk about why they love In Search of Peter Pan, this week’s song: Rebecca Kormind, a long-time fan from Denmark; Rick Campbell,…
S02E01 – Symphony in Blue
Mar 8 • 66 min
Get ready to spend a lot of your time looking at blue as you listen to the first song episode of the Lionheart season! This week’s song is Symphony in Blue, the first track from Kate’s second album Lionheart, a rather jazzy sounding opening track that…
S02E00 – Lionheart Album Introduction
Mar 1 • 59 min
Welcome to a special Album Introduction episode! Before we start Season 2 of the show, we’re going to start with an Introduction episode where we get to talk about the history of the album to come and general personal thoughts on it. We’ll also talk about…
S01E14 – TKI Era Tracks – Scares Me Silly (But It Gets Me Going)
Jan 17 • 33 min
Here in the studio, we discuss a rather obscure Kate Bush song, Scares Me Silly (But It Gets Me Going), a leaked studio track from The Kick Inside sessions. This song is the only leaked studio track from Kate’s entire career, an impressive feat for…
S01E13 – The Kick Inside
Jan 10 • 58 min
At last, we come to the final track on The Kick Inside, the title track. This week’s episode features a very special guest: Graeme Thomson, the author of the music biography Under the Ivy: The Life and Music of Kate Bush. Cecilee and Graeme discuss the…
S01E12 – Room for the Life
Jan 3 • 50 min
Hey there you listener in tears, it’s OK, we have another episode coming, so don’t be sad! We’re nearing the end of the first season of this podcast (already??!) and we’re now on the second to last song from The Kick Inside, Room for the Life. In this…
S01E11 – Them Heavy People
Dec 27, 2017 • 64 min
We’re about to hit you in a soft spot with this week’s episode, the eleventh track from The Kick Inside. Cecilee and Andrew Linke discuss the extensive history of this reggae-tinged track, which was not only released as a single in Japan (went to #3!) but…
S01E10 – L’amour Looks Something Like You
Dec 20, 2017 • 55 min
This week’s song will leave you hanging on the old goose moon as Cecilee and Andrew Linke discuss the tenth track on The Kick Inside: L’amour Looks Something Like You. They track the song’s beginnings as a full-band demo, the live (unreleased officially)…
S01E09 – Oh To Be in Love
Dec 13, 2017 • 53 min
Cecilee and Andrew Linke attempt to stop the swing of the pendulum and let this episode through to you. This week’s song is Oh to Be In Love, the only song from Kate’s first two albums to have never been performed live on tour or…. anywhere, for that…
S01E08 – Feel It
Dec 6, 2017 • 44 min
Is it hot in here or is it this song? It’s coming on winter in this part of the world, so it’s definitely this song. In this week’s episode, Cecilee and Andrew Linke get to discuss one of Cecilee’s personal favorites from The Kick Inside. They examine the…
S01E07 – James and the Cold Gun
Nov 29, 2017 • 64 min
This week’s episode is all about the live tour de force that was James and the Cold Gun, track seven on The Kick Inside. For this episode, Cecilee and Andrew Linke discuss this upbeat track and its storied history, from its first performances with the KT…
S01E06 – Wuthering Heights
Nov 22, 2017 • 70 min
At last, we come to the song that started it all, the worldwide (except for the US) mega-hit Wuthering Heights. In this special episode, Cecilee and special guest, musician and Wuthering Heights fanatic Luke McQuillan, hope you’ll let them in at your…
S01E05 – The Man with the Child in His Eyes
Nov 15, 2017 • 56 min
Ooo it’s here again: another episode of Strange Phenomena. In this weeks’ episode, Cecilee Linke gets to discuss one of Kate’s most famous songs, The Man with the Child in His Eyes, with her first call-in guest, Jason Taub, another American Kate fan.…
S01E04 – Kite
Nov 8, 2017 • 40 min
Fly a diamond night with Cecilee and Andrew Linke as they discuss Kite, the fourth track on The Kick Inside. In this episode, they explore the full-band demo version of this song, discuss who is Beezelbub and why he’s aching in Kate’s belly-o, and how…
S01E03 – Strange Phenomena
Nov 1, 2017 • 56 min
They raise their hats to the strange phenomena that is discussing this third track from Kate’s debut album The Kick Inside. In this episode, Cecilee is joined again by her husband Andrew Linke in talking about the early, full-band demo of this song, the…
S01E02 – The Saxophone Song
Oct 26, 2017 • 43 min
You’ll find them in a Berlin bar in a corner discussing this second track from Kate Bush’s debut album The Kick Inside. In this episode, Cecilee and Andrew Linke talk about Kate’s tribute to the saxophone (not the last time she would write a song about a…
S01E01 – Moving
Oct 19, 2017 • 47 min
On this first song episode, Cecilee discusses the first track from Kate Bush’s 1978 debut album The Kick Inside with her husband, Andrew Linke. They discuss the inspiration behind this song, fan cover versions, Kate’s renditions of this song on live TV…
S00E01 – Introductions
Oct 17, 2017 • 5 min
The official first episode of Strange Phenomena: The Music of Kate Bush, hosted by Cecilee Linke. In this podcast, Cecilee will be discussing every song that the legendary British singer/songwriter Kate Bush has ever produced, in chronological order. Each…