The Kate Bush Fan Podcast
Summary: A show for fans of the music artist Kate Bush put together by the people behind www.katebushnews.com and HomeGround Magazine! Chat, interviews, reviews and more on all things Kate and her amazing work.
Paul quizzes Darrell on the ‘Nicholas Pegg’s Kate Bush Emoji Quiz’, followed by the ‘Would You Rather’ game. Then both reminisce about misheard lyrics that will bring a smile to your face. To end the podcast, Darrell’s teenage son is grilled again on Kate songs, and the pièce de resistance is a Radio 4 exclusive on the best Kate tribute band that ever existed!
Seán introduces a Top 10 countdown of the most FEEL GOOD moments of Kate Bush's career! He reads out contributions from Kate fans around the world describing their own personal joyful moments from Kate's decades of output.
In this podcast Bush Telegraph - aka, Darrell and Paul discuss Kate's contribution to 'The Comic Strip Presents' series including the track 'Ken'. They also play a Kate song that was never commercially released. They also discuss the release of the 1990 Box set anthology 'This Woman's Work', the 1990 Convention and Kate's cover of 'Rocket Man' released in 1991 including a short radio interview from the time. We also get a bonus feature where Darrell's teenage son is given the ultimate Kate song test!
Seán reflects on Kate's remarkable decade from 2010-2019: two studio albums released in a single year, her first live shows in 35 years and the launch of her own record label with Kate's entire catalogue remastered on CD and vinyl - WOW!
Seán introduces Bush Telegraph celebrating 30 Years of ‘The Sensual World’. Paul and Darrell reminisce over the release of ‘The Sensual World’ in 1989, and how their views of it have changed over the years – with re-workings on ‘Director’s Cut’ in 2011 and the incredible remaster in 2018. They also remember further visits to Wickham Farm during that time, and an unexpected call from Kate herself at a wedding that Paul was at. One of Darrell’s daughters also gets a brief cameo in the podca
Seán meets up with his old friend Mike to shoot the breeze about Kate with someone who isn't necessarily a hardcore fan. Pouring over the remastered box sets, we make selections from Kate's catalogue to listen to and chat about, and it lead to a most enjoyable evening!
Paul and Darrell discuss the KT symbols and where to find them on every Kate Bush album. Darrell obsesses over a mysterious face only he can see in the “Aerial” cover. There is a discussion about the messages Kate herself inscribed into the vinyls of her earlier releases and what they could be referring to. There is also another song by Ron and Cyril, an early tribute act who take on “Babooshka”, slightly rewritten from the point of view of the husband.
What are Darrell and Paul's Top 3's from all of Kate's albums, and what single, album, video and b-side would they take on a desert island? In this podcast, for the first half we get the rare glimpse of hearing Darrell and Paul chatting together in the same place, as opposed to Skyping transatlantically. Plus, Ron and Cyril get another spin with a Kate cover!
Kate's work with the exquisite, breathtaking, Trio Bulgarka from Bulgaria remains one of the most outstanding collaborations of her career to date. Seán explores how Bulgarian singing started to be discovered by the world in the 1980s and how Kate met and recorded incredible music with Yanka, Eva and Stoyanka on two of her albums!
Bush Telegraph (aka Darrell and Paul) chat with Darrell’s brother and put him to task to see if he can answer a Kate Pop Quiz! Russell remembers hearing Kate through the bedroom wall constantly, and here he is interviewed to face the trauma it caused him one more time! Darrell and Paul also find a rare recording of the very first Kate tribute act. Not to be missed.
As Kate’s 12″ Cloudbusting picture disc tops the UK vinyl singles chart for a second week running, Seán devotes this episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast to discussing the origins and history of Kate’s glorious, classic song, along with the iconic promotional film co-starring Donald Sutherland.
What did Glenys get up to with Kate in Paris? What was Glenys's favourite song to sing, and favourite song to watch Kate perform? What synchronicity did Kate, Glenys Groves and Liz Pearson share? Part 2 of the Glenys Groves interview is here!
Darrell and Paul talk about 1979 and their disappointment in not being able to see Kate perform live on the 'Tour Of Life'. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this legendary tour, Darrell has an exclusive interview with Glenys Groves, who was one of the two backing vocalists on the tour. This is Part 1 of the interview.
In this final part of his trilogy of episodes on Kate's phenomenal Before The Dawn shows, Seán revisits the impact and lasting legacy of Before The Dawn. All the excitement, ecstatic reviews, historic album chart success, celebrity attendees, awards, acclaim and the live album are all discussed in detail. Enjoy!
The second of Seán's 3-part series of podcasts about the phenomenal Before the Dawn shows by Kate Bush! This episode takes the listener right through her opening night performance on 26th August 2014, song-by-song, capturing the atmosphere, describing the on-stage action and celebrating one of the greatest returns to live performance in music history!