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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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 S02E03 – Wow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:20

We hope you think this episode is just as wow and unbelievable as we think it is! This week’s song is the third song from Lionheart, and the most successful of the two songs released from the album for the radio, the iconic song Wow. Our guest this week is Zoey, who you might remember … Continue reading S02E03 – Wow

 S02E02 – In Search of Peter Pan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:19:47

Come fly with us as we search for Peter Pan. Three different fans from all over the world have taken part in this episode to talk about why they love In Search of Peter Pan, this week’s song: Rebecca Kormind, a long-time fan from Denmark; Rick Campbell, an actor from Toronto, Canada; and Wayne Henderson, … Continue reading S02E02 – In Search of Peter Pan

 S02E01 – Symphony in Blue | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:26

Get ready to spend a lot of your time looking at blue as you listen to the first song episode of the Lionheart season! This week’s song is Symphony in Blue, the first track from Kate’s second album Lionheart, a rather jazzy sounding opening track that gives a great tone to the rest of the … Continue reading S02E01 – Symphony in Blue

 S02E00 – Lionheart Album Introduction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:28

Welcome to a special Album Introduction episode! Before we start Season 2 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 S02E00 – Lionheart Album Introduction

 S01E14 – TKI Era Tracks – Scares Me Silly (But It Gets Me Going) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:10

Here in the studio, we discuss a rather obscure Kate Bush song, Scares Me Silly (But It Gets Me Going), a leaked studio track from The Kick Inside sessions. This song is the only leaked studio track from Kate’s entire career, an impressive feat for someone who’s written a lot of music (but who now … Continue reading S01E14 – TKI Era Tracks – Scares Me Silly (But It Gets Me Going)

 S01E13 – The Kick Inside | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:56

At last, we come to the final track on The Kick Inside, the title track. This week’s episode features a very special guest: Graeme Thomson, the author of the music biography Under the Ivy: The Life and Music of Kate Bush. Cecilee and Graeme discuss the original Celtic murder ballad that this song comes from (whether you … Continue reading S01E13 – The Kick Inside

 S01E12 – Room for the Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:38

Hey there you listener in tears, it’s OK, we have another episode coming, so don’t be sad! We’re nearing the end of the first season of this podcast (already??!) and we’re now on the second to last song from The Kick Inside, Room for the Life. In this episode, Cecilee and Andrew Linke discuss the lyrics, the … Continue reading S01E12 – Room for the Life

 S01E11 – Them Heavy People | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:48

We’re about to hit you in a soft spot with this week’s episode, the eleventh track from The Kick Inside. Cecilee and Andrew Linke discuss the extensive history of this reggae-tinged track, which was not only released as a single in Japan (went to #3!) but it also was used in the only commercial that Kate Bush … Continue reading S01E11 – Them Heavy People

 S01E10 – L’amour Looks Something Like You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:56

This week’s song will leave you hanging on the old goose moon as Cecilee and Andrew Linke discuss the tenth track on The Kick Inside: L’amour Looks Something Like You. They track the song’s beginnings as a full-band demo, the live (unreleased officially) version done for the Tour of Life, and the thoughtful lyrics. They also … Continue reading S01E10 – L’amour Looks Something Like You

 S01E09 – Oh To Be in Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:52

Cecilee and Andrew Linke attempt to stop the swing of the pendulum and let this episode through to you. This week’s  song is Oh to Be In Love, the only song from Kate’s first two albums to have never been performed live on tour or…. anywhere, for that matter. They discuss the song’s origins in … Continue reading S01E09 – Oh To Be in Love

 S01E08 – Feel It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:24

Is it hot in here or is it this song? It’s coming on winter in this part of the world, so it’s definitely this song. In this week’s episode, Cecilee and Andrew Linke get to discuss one of Cecilee’s personal favorites from The Kick Inside. They examine the expression of female desire in the lyrics, … Continue reading S01E08 – Feel It

 S01E07 – James and the Cold Gun | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:19

This week’s episode is all about the live tour de force that was James and the Cold Gun, track seven on The Kick Inside. For this episode, Cecilee and Andrew Linke discuss this upbeat track and its storied history, from its first performances with the KT Bush Band in London pubs in the late 70s to the … Continue reading S01E07 – James and the Cold Gun

 S01E06 – Wuthering Heights | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:28

At last, we come to the song that started it all, the worldwide (except for the US) mega-hit Wuthering Heights. In this special episode, Cecilee and special guest, musician and Wuthering Heights fanatic Luke McQuillan, hope you’ll let them in at your window as they discuss this important song. Cecilee and Luke discuss the unusual chord progression, the … Continue reading S01E06 – Wuthering Heights

 S01E05 – The Man with the Child in His Eyes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:54

Ooo it’s here again: another episode of Strange Phenomena. In this weeks’ episode, Cecilee Linke gets to discuss one of Kate’s most famous songs, The Man with the Child in His Eyes, with her first call-in guest, Jason Taub, another American Kate fan. Jason and Cecilee talk about this song’s live appearance on Saturday Night Live in … Continue reading S01E05 – The Man with the Child in His Eyes

 S01E04 – Kite | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:28

Fly a diamond night with Cecilee and Andrew Linke as they discuss Kite, the fourth track on The Kick Inside. In this episode, they explore the full-band demo version of this song, discuss who is Beezelbub and why he’s aching in Kate’s belly-o, and how this song was realized for the stage in 1979. Live versions … Continue reading S01E04 – Kite


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