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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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 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

 S03E04 – All We Ever Look For | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:34

All we ever want for you is to listen to this new episode of Strange Phenomena! All We Ever Look For doesn’t seem to be a song that is discussed much in the Kate Bush canon, and it’s really quite a shame! Because we found not one but TWO fans of this song to discuss … Continue reading S03E04 – All We Ever Look For

 S03E03 – Blow Away (For Bill) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:28

One of the band told us last night that we’d be coming out with a new episode of Strange Phenomena this week! In this episode, we get to fly away with the third track from Never For Ever, Blow Away (For Bill). This week, Cecilee is joined by Alex Dale, a writer from London who considers this song to be … Continue reading S03E03 – Blow Away (For Bill)

 S03E02 – Delius (Song of Summer) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:40

We promise we won’t be moody in this episode all about the beautiful song Delius (Song of Summer), the second track from Never For Ever. As a matter of fact, this episode will be cheery as the summer, since this is Cecilee’s favorite song on Never For Ever, so she has a lot to say! And so … Continue reading S03E02 – Delius (Song of Summer)

 S03E01 – Babooshka | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:18

Welcome to the first song episode of the Never For Ever season. And we’re starting it with the album opener, Babooshka. What a way to start an album! Babooshka is not just the album opener, but it was also the second single released from Never For Ever. It was a huge hit everywhere it was released, … Continue reading S03E01 – Babooshka

 S03E00 – Never For Ever Album Introduction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:58

Welcome to a special Album Introduction episode! Before we start Season 3 of the show, we’re going to start with an Introduction episode where we get to talk about the history of the album to come and general personal thoughts on it. We’ll also talk about where this album fits into Kate Bush’s canon and … Continue reading S03E00 – Never For Ever Album Introduction

 S02E12 – Lionheart Era Tracks – Another Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:00

Another day, and another episode, the last one of the Lionheart season! We’re closing out the Lionheart era tracks with a song that, like last week’s song, has never been officially released in any capacity. Another Day, a Roy Harper song, was performed by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush for her 1979 Christmas special, an … Continue reading S02E12 – Lionheart Era Tracks – Another Day

 S02E11 – Lionheart Era Tracks – The Magician | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:06

Now that we’re done talking about all the album tracks from Lionheart, it’s time to dig into the Lionheart era tracks. The first of two tracks for this season is the ultra-rare song The Magician. Written by big-time film composer Maurice Jarre and Paul Webster, this song was written for the obscure 1979 film The Magician of Lublin, … Continue reading S02E11 – Lionheart Era Tracks – The Magician

 S02E10 – Hammer Horror | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:32

If you know all the signs of Notre Dame, then come join us for a discussion of the final track on Lionheart, the theatrical Hammer Horror. Zoey P joins us again to talk about one of her top ten favorite Kate songs, and tells us why this is one of her go-to Kate songs. Cecilee also … Continue reading S02E10 – Hammer Horror

 S02E09 – Coffee Homeground | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:16

We promise we won’t be getting you with any Belladonna or arsenic in the pot of tea. Instead, we’ll just be serving up a rather harmless episode of Strange Phenomena! This week, we’re talking about the very theatrical song Coffee Homeground, perhaps the most musical theater song that Kate Bush has ever done (and that’s saying … Continue reading S02E09 – Coffee Homeground

 S02E08 – Kashka from Baghdad | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:20

Travel with us to the Middle East for a discussion of Kashka from Baghdad, an exotic-flavored song about a gay couple. Our guest for the show this week is Zoey P, who you will remember from several other episodes this season! We talk about the Oriental perspectives that Kate uses in this song, the live … Continue reading S02E08 – Kashka from Baghdad

 S02E07 – In the Warm Room | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:39

Come with us to where the mellow wallows for a discussion of the seventh track on Lionheart, In the Warm Room. We get to make a long-distance call (our longest yet!) to Sydney, Australia to discuss this song with super fan Sarit Vandegraaff. Sarit tells us why this song means so much to her, why it … Continue reading S02E07 – In the Warm Room

 S02E06 – Fullhouse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:14

Driving back in your car, you can listen to this discussion of a lesser-known Kate Bush album track, called Fullhouse. This week, we’re joined by Zoey P, who you might remember from the Lionheart album intro and Wow episodes. Zoey joins the discussion this week for a song that Cecilee admits isn’t a favorite, but … Continue reading S02E06 – Fullhouse

 S02E05 – Oh England, My Lionheart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:29

Kate may not like this song much these days, but we do here at Strange Phenomena! And so does Keith DeWeese, a super fan of Oh England My Lionheart, the fifth track from her second album Lionheart. This week, we talk about a song that Kate spoke about very positively when the album was released, … Continue reading S02E05 – Oh England, My Lionheart

 S02E04 – Don’t Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:39

Will you come down with Emma to listen to this episode of Strange Phenomena? We hope so! This week, we delve into the album track Don’t Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake, which Cecilee admits is her least favorite track on Lionheart. However, it is anything but for our guest, Jack Wranovics, a Heartbrake fan from … Continue reading S02E04 – Don’t Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake


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