105 episodes

The only podcast that will document every single song that the legendary British singer/songwriter Kate Bush has ever produced. In each episode, Cecilee Linke will discuss a different song, in chronological order, with a fan, starting with Kate's 1978 debut album The Kick Inside to Kate's latest release in 2011, 50 Words for Snow. Special episodes about Kate's 1979 tour and her 2014 concerts will be discussed as well. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Strange Phenomena: The Music of Kate Bush Cecilee Linke

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    • 4.4 • 16 Ratings

The only podcast that will document every single song that the legendary British singer/songwriter Kate Bush has ever produced. In each episode, Cecilee Linke will discuss a different song, in chronological order, with a fan, starting with Kate's 1978 debut album The Kick Inside to Kate's latest release in 2011, 50 Words for Snow. Special episodes about Kate's 1979 tour and her 2014 concerts will be discussed as well. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    S06E09 - Rocket's Tail

    S06E09 - Rocket's Tail

    Get ready to shoot off into the sky on a chilly November night, with track number 9 from The Sensual World, Rocket's Tail! And to join us on the show is friend of (and also outside of!) the show, Zoey, who cites this song as one of her underrated favorites from Kate's catalog!
    In this episode, we talk about the dialogue (yes, this is a dialogue song!) between the characters in the song, we speculate about WHO exactly is shooting off into the night, and we talk about, of course, the lovely Trio Bulgarka's contributions to the song and how there is NOTHING else like this in Kate's endless array of songs. A song that begins a cappella, then explodes into an 80s rock song? Not something you'll find everyday!
    Only with the lovely Kate Bush!
    Interview Clip Played In This Episode:
    Kate Bush and the Trio Bulgarka: Rhythms of the World, 11 March 1989
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    S06E08 - Never Be Mine

    S06E08 - Never Be Mine

    Even if the thrill and the hurting will never be yours, this episode can be! This week, we're talking about the lovely, yearning Never Be Mine, with long-time Kate fan Craig Houston from Ohio. And we have another top 10 favorite form our host in this week's song!
    For this episode, Craig and Cecilee talk about the imagery-laden lyrics and how they touch each of them, as well as the music (of course) and the chord structure of the song as well (of course!), and how the chord structure give the song its unique feel!
    If you're enjoying the show and would like to further support the show, you can check out our Patreon page!
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    S06E07 - Between a Man and a Woman

    S06E07 - Between a Man and a Woman

    Welcome to another episode of the show this week! This week, it's just Cecilee and we're going into the seventh song on The Sensual World, called Between a Man and a Woman! Listen as we talk about the movie reference that led to this song's genesis (hint: family saga) and talk about the lyrics and, of course, the musical structure! If you're familiar with the song, you know the structure is pretty free-flowing, more than most Kate songs up to this point, so Cecilee goes into the chords and how the structure works with the song's subject!
    Cover Version Played:
    John and Sara - Between a Man and a Woman
    If you're enjoying the show and would like to further support the show, you can check out our Patreon page!
    This episode was recorded on the AKG Lyra USB microphone and headphones! Thank you, AKG, for being a proud sponsor of the Pantheon Podcast network!
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

    • 40 min
    S06E06 - Deeper Understanding

    S06E06 - Deeper Understanding

    Happy New Year 2021 (even if it's a month late!)
    Time to flip over the record and begin side two of The Sensual World. This week, we get to talk about one of Kate's most thought-provoking tracks, especially when listening to it in 2021 as a worldwide pandemic rages on: Deeper Understanding, the sixth song from The Sensual World.
    And also the first audible appearance of the lovely Trio Bulgarka!
    We're calling over to Austria this week for a chat with Paul, a Patreon supporter and fellow Kate Bush fan who puts this song as one of their favorites in Kate's canon. Much is discussed this week about this week's theme, as to be expected for a song about mankind's obsession with technology.
    After all, you're probably listening to this on a portable device like something out of a sci-fi novel!
    Cover song played on this episode:
    Daniel de Jesus - Deeper Understanding
    If you're enjoying the show and would like to further support the show, you can check out our Patreon page!
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Special - Kate Bush Christmas Special Discussion and Commentary!

    Special - Kate Bush Christmas Special Discussion and Commentary!

    Merry Christmas to all you loyal listeners of the Strange Phenomena podcast!! We have here a VERY special episode: a discussion AND commentary for the Kate Bush Christmas Special, first broadcast in December 1979. Never released officially on DVD (or even video for that matter), but now it can be widely seen on YouTube these days! And thank goodness for that!
    A few weeks ago, Zoey and Cecilee got together over Zoom (seeing each other for the first time!) to talk about and watch this timeless and definitely unforgettable special together, AND record our commentary so you can listen while you watch!
    2020 has been a weird year overall. So let's end on a theatrical note with our lovely Kate Bush, shall we?
    Click here to watch the whole special with us!
    If you're enjoying the show and would like to further support the show, you can check out our Patreon page!
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts, the podcast network for music lovers!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    S06E05 - Heads We're Dancing

    S06E05 - Heads We're Dancing

    This week, we're going back to '39, before the music started, to a night that someone would rather forget, a night when they danced with the devil: Hitler. Heads We're Dancing is the fifth track on The Sensual World, and is one of the more propulsive songs Kate has ever done. It might even be one of the darkest songs she's ever done as well.
    Author James di Benedetto is on the show this week to talk about this song, which is one of his Kate favorites! We talk about our favorite lyrics, the inspiration of the song (hint: the atomic bomb), and everything else about this seemingly charming but actually quite dark song!
    If you're enjoying the show and would like to further support the show, you can check out our Patreon page!
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

-Kenneth Wade- ,

Must-listen for Kate Bush fans!

This podcast is so fun and interesting to listen to. It does a great job of gathering information and facts about each Kate Bush song into one episode, and it really makes me appreciate Kate’s discography even more than I did previously.

TUSObserver ,

Very well done

I've only experienced a few episodes so far and have a lot of catching up to do, but I'm enamored by the depth to which Cecilee has explored Kate's music and history. She's given me a better appreciation of her as a person and a musician. This podcast should appeal to both casual and ardent fans alike.

Keith DeWeese ,

Deep in a good way!

Cecilee is tapping into and creating cultural artifacts not just about Kate Bush; but, if indexed, would cover wide-ranging subject matter. Great series! Do NEVER FOREVER next!

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