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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 Landefeld

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    • 4.6 • 21 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.

    S06E12 - I'm Still Waiting

    S06E12 - I'm Still Waiting

    No need to wait any longer for this week's episode: it's now here!! This week we're talking (or rather, just Cecilee!) is talking about a favorite b-side of hers from the Sensual World era, I'm Still Waiting.
    This nugget of a song was released in several different places over the years (This Woman's Work single! Box sets! American-only EPs!) but not even Kate seems to have talked about this song! So we're talking about it this week! Cecilee talks about why this is one of her favorites from the Sensual World era, the music production and structure (of course!), and what the lyrics mean to her.
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    • 32 min
    S06E11 - Walk Straight Down the Middle

    S06E11 - Walk Straight Down the Middle

    And now it's time for the b-sides, collaborations, and other era songs for The Sensual World era of Kate's music. This week, we're talking about a song that's both a b-side AND an album track. Or at least, a bonus track, if you bought the cassette or the CD. And that is a song that Kate recorded in about 24 hours (!!) and was the last song recorded for the album: Walk Straight Down The Middle.
    We have a frequent guest for this show, young Kate fan Diego Ortega, to talk about this song, which he cites as one of his favorites! We talk about what this song means to us. What does the title mean? And how about that rather skeletal and spooky production? Is this Kate's take on synth pop? And how about those BRAAAAAHHHH sounds at the end?
    It's all here in this week's episode!
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    • 42 min
    S06E10 - This Woman's Work

    S06E10 - This Woman's Work

    Now that we're back down to earth after the previous song... it's time to sit with our feelings for a bit, for the epic, emotional album closer This Woman's Work.
    Paul Tate, a fellow American Kate fan, is on this week to talk about one of his favorite songs. Whenever Paul is on, we always nerd out about the musicality of Kate's songs and what makes them so uniquely her. This song is no exception! We also talk about the inspiration for this song and its use in the movie it was written for, the 1988 movie She's Having a Baby, as well as the myriad of cover versions both known and lesser-known that have been released over the years.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    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!
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    • 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
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    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!
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 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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