Saturday, December 27, 2008

Small Mystery Explained!

I've always loved the song "Cloudbusting" by Kate Bush, and the accompanying film clip. It's hard to imagine now, but this clip was something quite new in it's portrayal of a little mini story that enhanced the song. MTV and other clip shows had opened up the possibilities, and Kate had the budget and influence to be able to spend what would have been a considerable amount on a clip.



Anyhoo, what I always wondered was... what's the book in Donald Sutherland's pocket that she makes such a point of showing? And yet, it's pretty quick and too hard to make out what the book is. Well, thanks to youtube mystery solved! Here's an early MTV interview where she explains the book that influenced the song and the clip.



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While I'm beating around the Bush, check out this great live clip of "Running Up That Hill" with Dave Gilmour. For me, there's a couple of things that make it most excellent. a) It shows that La Bush has the vocal chops to give a great live performance and b) the third performer on stage turns in a stunning performance, the other guitarist's mullet. That thing has to be seen to be believed, and probably had its own groupies.

9 comments:

thombeau said...

Kate Bush rules, and we are fortunate to be living in her world!

The Other Andrew said...

And what a slightly off-kilter world that is. Praise be!

Anonymous said...

I had a crush on her when I lived down the road from her in England, great years those were...

Have a merry break Andrew xx

Q

jason said...

Wow....you're right...that mullet is a thing of fearsome beauty.

Ur-spo said...

I have never encountered somebody who knew Kate Bush, let alone like her. She is one of my Divas, going back to the 80s.

The Other Andrew said...

Q, I'm in awe that you lived near her. If I'd known I would have asked you to ask her why she never replied to my fanboy letters. :)

Jason, it has its own tour bus.

Ur-spo, we are MAJOR Bush fans here. (Well, of a kind if you know what we mean.)

Ray Ray said...

I actually read the book in question, back in the 80s I was obsessed w/Ms. Bush she really rocked my world and I'm still a fan.

KnitXcorE said...

how did i never listen to kate bush before this post?
thx!

The Other Andrew said...

Oh sweetpea, you need to listen to EVERYTHING, and I mean immediately. Worship her. Glad I could point you in her direction!