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 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!
It's here! Part 1 of Seán's long-promised three-episode series of podcasts about Kate's extraordinary, phenomenal return to the stage in 2014's Before the Dawn shows. In this first episode, he traces the origins of Kate's live comeback through the initial concept, rehearsals, massive media coverage, ticket frenzy and right up till opening night...
Darrell and Paul have lots to say, as they go back nearly 40 years, reminiscing as school friends, the anticipation of the release of two more Kate singles in 1980...and how those songs match up today.
Listen along with Seán as he re-visits the wonderfully unexpected surprise from 1994 that were Kate's dazzling mini-musical-productions for the launch of Fruitopia on US television. He may even have unearthed one fans haven't heard before! A lot of hard editing work this one! "Hey, Hey, Juice!"
Bush Telegraph duo, Paul and Darrell talk to Braden, a new generation Kate fan. Darrell met 19 year old Braden after noticing he had a Kate Bush t-shirt walking out of a health food store in San Francisco! Bush Telegraph also review Kate’s new book of lyrics ‘How To Be Invisible’, discovering some new gems.
Darrell and Paul talk about being young teenagers, anticipating the release of Kate's masterpiece 'Breathing' and attending the very first Kate Bush Club Convention. Only 300 attended and they were two of the youngest ones there! They also discuss the one-sided test pressing of 'Breathing' that has a unique etching on it as well as differences to the published single.
Seán decided to sit down and do a re-watch, with a commentary in real time, of Kate's 'The Line, The Cross and The Curve' released in 1993. He discovers a lot to like and celebrate about the film, despite it receiving a somewhat lukewarm reception in certain quarters since its release, not least from Kate herself! Grab some popcorn, It's really happening to ya...