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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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 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

 S04E07 – Night of the Swallow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:27:22

Come with us on a hired plane, with no names mentioned, for a fun ride through the seventh track on The Dreaming, the Irish-tinged/power ballad hybrid Night of the Swallow. In one of our most enthusiastic episodes yet, we have our good friend of the show, Zoey P, for whom this is her ABSOLUTE FAVORITE Kate Bush … Continue reading S04E07 – Night of the Swallow

 S04E06 – The Dreaming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:28:05

Time to flip the record over and start the second side of The Dreaming! On now to the title track, a dark and mysterious song with dense production and even more dense discussion of the song’s themes. To dissect this week’s song, three guests have joined the show. We have input from Tomer Feiner, a … Continue reading S04E06 – The Dreaming

 S04E05 – Leave It Open | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:39

We can tell you what we’re letting in: a new episode of Strange Phenomena! This week, we’re talking about track five on The Dreaming, the strange and compelling Leave It Open. Christine Kelley, the author of Dreams of Orgonon, the Kate Bush blog, joins us for a discussion of this song this week. Listen as we discuss … Continue reading S04E05 – Leave It Open

 S04E04 – Suspended in Gaffa | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:59

Can you believe we’re almost done with the first side of The Dreaming? This week, we’re talking about a song that was released as a single in continental Europe, the lively but thoughtful Suspended in Gaffa. To discuss one of the more lively and, admittedly, more accessible tracks on an otherwise very experimental album, we have … Continue reading S04E04 – Suspended in Gaffa

 S04E03 – Pull Out the Pin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:44

On to the third track from The Dreaming, the dense, jungle-scented Pull Out the Pin. An album track that stands out for its atmosphere and percussion, Pull Out the Pin continues in the vein of Kate songs that are told from a character’s point of view. This time, we as the listeners are transported to a thick, humid jungle in Southeast Asia … Continue reading S04E03 – Pull Out the Pin

 S04E02 – There Goes a Tenner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:52

No need to wait any longer for a new episode of Strange Phenomena! This week, we’re continuing into The Dreaming with a discussion of the second track, the one single that didn’t even chart (what???), There Goes a Tenner. Released as the second single in the UK, with the French-language original Ne t’enfuis pas on the b-side, There Goes a Tenner is a … Continue reading S04E02 – There Goes a Tenner

 S04E01 – Sat In Your Lap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:04

Sat In Your Lap could be summed up in one word: bombastic. Isn’t it fitting then that the episode about that song is jam-packed with guests? Of course! What a way to start off Kate’s (now) beloved fourth album The Dreaming, than with five different guests this week from many different parts of the world! And they all have … Continue reading S04E01 – Sat In Your Lap

 S04E00 – The Dreaming Album Introduction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:03:04

Woohoo for the start of another album season! Welcome to the fourth season of the show, which will be all about the weirdly wonderful (and fan favorite) The Dreaming. Regarded by the artist herself as her “she’s gone mad” album, The Dreaming is the work of someone working in the explosive computer technology of the time … Continue reading S04E00 – The Dreaming Album Introduction

 Bonus: Cathy/Phoenix Demos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:22

This week, we’re not talking about just one song but rather a bunch of songs! Specifically, the sort of songs that Kate Bush doesn’t want us to hear, but which we’ve heard anyway. This is the week of the Cathy/Phoenix Demos, which were recordings Kate made of her songs when she was a teenager before … Continue reading Bonus: Cathy/Phoenix Demos

 Bonus: Humming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:50

It started as an excerpt on a radio show called Personal Call in 1980. Only a verse and part of a chorus were ever played. “I was waiting for the flat note in the middle,” she said as the tape faded out. And for years, fans have wondered about this mysterious song. Is it called … Continue reading Bonus: Humming

 Bonus: Let the Weirdness In #1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:27

Welcome to a special episode of Strange Phenomena. This week is the first “mailbag” episode. Over the last year and a half of this show, I’ve gotten messages from listeners about different episodes and their thoughts on some of the songs I’ve discussed so far, including some corrections (oops!). So this week, we get to … Continue reading Bonus: Let the Weirdness In #1

 S03E22 – Flowers (Zaine Griff song) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:11

And now the end is here! Wrapping up this third season of the show, Cecilee is by herself to discuss a song from Zaine Griff’s 1982 album Figvres, called Flowers, which our lovely Kate Bush lent her vocals to! In this episode, Cecilee talks about the references in the song to French literature (who is … Continue reading S03E22 – Flowers (Zaine Griff song)

 S03E21 – You (The Game Part II) (Roy Harper song) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:04

Ready to travel to new dimensions? Maybe even be a daring time traveler? Then you can be with a discussion of this week’s song, an album track from The Unknown Soldier, by British folk artist Roy Harper, called You (The Game Part II)! Kate and an old family friend, a certain David Gilmour, pop up on this … Continue reading S03E21 – You (The Game Part II) (Roy Harper song)

 S03E20 – Games Without Frontiers (Peter Gabriel Song) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:46

On to the last Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush song….. for now! Like the previous two Peter Gabriel songs we’ve talked about on the show, Games Without Frontiers is an album track. But unlike the previous ones, this was a successful single. In fact, it was Peter’s first top 10 hit in the UK and the biggest hit, to … Continue reading S03E20 – Games Without Frontiers (Peter Gabriel Song)


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