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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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 S03E18 – I Don’t Remember (Peter Gabriel Song) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:43

And so now begins the collaborations portion of this third season of the show! There will be a total of five collaboration episodes this season, three of them with the same artist: Peter Gabriel. I Don’t Remember was first sung by Peter and Kate together on stage for the Bill Duffield benefit concert in May … Continue reading S03E18 – I Don’t Remember (Peter Gabriel Song)

 S03E17 – Kidnapped on a Building Site | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:19

Ready to dive into a discussion of a rather obscure and strange little number? We hope so! Kidnapped On a Building Site is one of Kate’s most obscure songs, a raw piano/vocal unreleased demo of a song that was never fleshed out. In fact, we’re not even sure where this song came from, but a few … Continue reading S03E17 – Kidnapped on a Building Site

 S03E16 – Warm and Soothing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:18

For a song that was probably meant, like The Empty Bullring, as a quick runthrough as she acclimated herself to a new studio, Kate sure came up with something beautiful and criminally underrated. This week, we’re discussing a b-side featuring just Kate and her piano, the flip of December Will Be Magic Again, called Warm and Soothing, a song … Continue reading S03E16 – Warm and Soothing

 S03E15 – December Will Be Magic Again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:44

Almost 38 years ago, a mysterious holiday song was released to the record-buying public. Not just any holiday song. December Will Be Magic Again! The history of this song is a curious one indeed. First premiered to the public on the Kate Bush Christmas special in late 1979, December Will Be Magic Again didn’t get an official … Continue reading S03E15 – December Will Be Magic Again

 S03E14 – Passing Through Air | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:16

Time to take a trip back in time to a track that was recorded well before Never For Ever: the lovely little song Passing Through Air. Released as the b-side to Never For Ever‘s final single Army Dreamers, Passing Through Air was recorded in 1973 at the age of fifteen, when Kate was still a teenager writing songs by herself in … Continue reading S03E14 – Passing Through Air

 S03E13 – Ran Tan Waltz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:00

Welcome to another episode of the show! This week we’re digging into Ran Tan Waltz, a sprightly little number that was released as the b-side to Never For Ever‘s second single Babooshka. Rather fitting that Ran Tan Waltz, a song about a dysfunctional marriage, was the flip side of a song also about a dysfunctional marriage. Cecilee is joined by … Continue reading S03E13 – Ran Tan Waltz

 S03E12 – The Empty Bullring | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:53

After a short break, we’re back with a new song episode. So come disappear through a window and out of your mind into our discussion of The Empty Bullring, the first released non-album track of Kate’s career so far and the first b-side of this season. The Empty Bullring was the b-side to Never For Ever‘s lead single Breathing. … Continue reading S03E12 – The Empty Bullring

 Bonus: Kate Bush Remastered! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:14

Big news today in the Kate Bush world: all of Kate’s albums, plus new rarities, are being released in remastered editions on vinyl AND CD! The first seven are coming out on November 16, 2018 in individual and box set form, with the rest (Aerial, Directors Cut, etc) to follow on November 30, 2018! Woohoo! … Continue reading Bonus: Kate Bush Remastered!

 S03E11 – Breathing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:36

Can you believe we’re now at the end of a third album? Of course there are still the b-sides and collaborations to go, but all the album tracks from Kate’s third album Never For Ever have now been discussed and dug into! Our guests for this last song will be familiar to listeners: Zoey P and … Continue reading S03E11 – Breathing

 S03E10 – Army Dreamers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:46

After a short break, we’re back with another song episode! And almost in time for the 38th anniversary of this single being released! On September 22, 1980, the final single from Never For Ever was released: Army Dreamers. Compared to the previous two singles, Army Dreamers was quite a change of pace from Breathing (prog-rock, Kate’s “little symphony”) and Babooshka … Continue reading S03E10 – Army Dreamers

 S03E09 – Night-Scented Stock | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:45

You would think that an episode about a fifty-two second long interlude track would be about that long. Instead, we got an episode that was almost nine times as long as the song itself! Not bad, wouldn’t you say? In the shortest episode so far of the show, Cecilee is on her own to talk … Continue reading S03E09 – Night-Scented Stock

 S03E08 – The Infant Kiss | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:51

All our barriers are going. Time to bring you another episode of Strange Phenomena! Can you believe we’re almost done with Never For Ever album songs? We can’t either. Our song for discussion this week is a rather controversial Kate Bush song inspired by a movie (of course!) that was inspired by a story (of … Continue reading S03E08 – The Infant Kiss

 S03E07 – Violin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:05

Are you ready to climb with Paganini up to the chimney to jig along with the fiddle-dee-diddle-dee-dee? If you are, then get ready for a rocking discussion of the violin-infused, well, Violin, the seventh track from Never For Ever. We are joined by two guests for this episode: Wayne Henderson, who you’ll remember from last season’s … Continue reading S03E07 – Violin

 S03E06 – The Wedding List | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:34

We hope you can give the hunt up for another episode of Strange Phenomena! Because it’s here! The Wedding List is the first song on Side B of Never For Ever, and what a way to start that side! We’ve gone from the ethereal Egypt to one of the most rocking songs that Kate has ever … Continue reading S03E06 – The Wedding List

 S03E05 – Egypt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:36

Are you ready for a traveling episode? We sure hope so! For this week’s song, the ethereal Egypt, we make a call to Serbia to chat with a young fan named Uroš about his love for this song, the fifth track from Never For Ever. Uroš is a young Kate fan from Serbia who has always loved … Continue reading S03E05 – Egypt


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