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Strange Phenomena

Summary: 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.

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 S05E07 – Under Ice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:41

Come skate past the trees with us as we discuss the second track on side two of Hounds of Love, the minimalist Under Ice. The song may only last two and a half minutes and have few instruments in the production, but what Under Ice does in that time will make you feel like you’re … Continue reading S05E07 – Under Ice

 S05E06 – And Dream of Sheep | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:39

Ready to dive in to the Ninth Wave portion of the album? We hope so! This week, we’re talking about the first song on the second side of Hounds of Love, the piano-driven song And Dream of Sheep. Not only is this an oft-covered song, but it contains many beautiful elements that make it a … Continue reading S05E06 – And Dream of Sheep

 Bonus: Before the Dawn – Five Years Later | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:22

Five years ago this week, in August 2014, a huge event happened in Kate Bush fandom: the beginning of Kate’s London residency, Before the Dawn. It wasn’t just another rock music gig. In the way that only Kate can do it, Before the Dawn was a theatrical experience like none other and, most importantly, it … Continue reading Bonus: Before the Dawn – Five Years Later

 S05E05 – Cloudbusting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:34:02

This week we’re marching in time to the beat of the tender but urgent Cloudbusting. The second single from Hounds of Love and a UK Top 40 hit in late 1985, Cloudbusting is more than just an insanely catchy sing-a-long. There is an intriguing and strange backstory, touching lyrics, and….. Donald Sutherland? We have two … Continue reading S05E05 – Cloudbusting

 S05E04 – Mother Stands for Comfort | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:00

Hounds of Love produced four hit singles, all of them from the first side. The only song not released to radio was Mother Stands for Comfort, the fourth track from Hounds of Love, and an often overlooked song, even by our host. It’s also one of the most skeletal songs on this album. With only … Continue reading S05E04 – Mother Stands for Comfort

 S05E03 – The Big Sky | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:36:36

Are you ready to jump and leave with the big sky, honey? I hope so! All the folks for this week’s episode certainly are too! This week, we’re talking about the exuberant third track, and final single, from Hounds of Love, The Big Sky. And what a discussion this has turned out to be! Our … Continue reading S05E03 – The Big Sky

 S05E02 – Hounds of Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:36:36

If you thought running up a hill was difficult, try running away from dogs chasing you. Specifically, hounds of love. Get ready for some more running as we go into a discussion of the third single from the Hounds of Love album, the energetic title track. To discuss this song this week, we have two … Continue reading S05E02 – Hounds of Love

 S05E01 – Running Up That Hill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:29:44

The year is 1985. And all over the radio in the last summer is the first bit of new music from Kate in a very long time. Three years, to be exact. Not only is it something new but it’s the first single for a new album! Running Up That Hill turns out to be … Continue reading S05E01 – Running Up That Hill

 S05E00 – Hounds of Love Album Introduction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:59:39

Time to go running up that hill from the hounds of love under the big sky while mother stands for comfort as we’re cloudbusting, daddy. It’s Hounds of Love, Kate Bush’s best-selling fifth album, and the work that many consider her masterpiece! Hounds of Love was the first of Kate’s albums to be recorded in … Continue reading S05E00 – Hounds of Love Album Introduction

 Bonus: Let The Weirdness In #2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:02

Welcome to a special episode of Strange Phenomena. This week is another mailbag episode! The show is reaching more Kate Bush fans and that means more e-mails and Facebook messages with thoughts on songs and corrections! So this week, we get to hear from YOU, the listeners! Perhaps the most important message of all came … Continue reading Bonus: Let The Weirdness In #2

 S04E12 – Ne t’enfuis pas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:43

We’re coming through the night like a cat to bring you an episode about one of Kate’s most mysterious songs, the beautiful French-language original Ne t’enfuis pas, which means “don’t flee.” (often translated as “don’t fly away.”) Cecilee gets to bring out her inner French nerd with this song as she discusses Ne t’enfuis pas with Dani Llamas, who you … Continue reading S04E12 – Ne t’enfuis pas

 S04E11 – Lord of the Reedy River (Donovan song) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:59

Welcome to the first of only a few episodes of the b-sides/collabs part of The Dreaming season. This week, we’re discussing a song that Kate didn’t write, so this marks the first officially released cover song in Kate’s repertoire! The famous 1960s folk singer Donovan (known for hits like Sunshine Superman, Catch the Wind, and … Continue reading S04E11 – Lord of the Reedy River (Donovan song)

 S04E10 – Get Out Of My House | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:37:53

Unlike Kate in this song, we will let you in to show you all about the clattering and downright scary Get Out of My House, the last album track on The Dreaming. And what a closer this is! If you thought Breathing from the last album was epic, this one is even more so! To … Continue reading S04E10 – Get Out Of My House

 S04E09 – Houdini | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:38:10

It’s an epic episode about an epic love story: Bess and Harry Houdini! Our song this week is Houdini, the ninth track from The Dreaming and what a song it is! There’s Broadway singing, there’s light, pure vocals, and of course, the famous screams in the chorus! And mystery! Can’t forget the mystery either (don’t … Continue reading S04E09 – Houdini

 S04E08 – All The Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:49

This week’s song title may have the word “love” in it, but there doesn’t seem to be much love for this song. No discussion of it either on or….. much of anywhere! Time to fix that! Zoey P has joined us again for an extensive discussion of the album track All The Love, the … Continue reading S04E08 – All The Love


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