S01E02 – The Saxophone Song

You’ll find them in a Berlin bar in a corner discussing this second track from Kate Bush’s debut albumĀ The Kick Inside. In this episode, Cecilee and Andrew Linke talk about Kate’s tribute to the saxophone (not the last time she would write a song about a musical instrument and the feelings it evokes!). They also discuss David Gilmour, the lead guitarist from Pink Floyd, and how he helped bring this song to life, the interesting chord progression used by Kate in this song, and the meaningful lyrics of this tribute to Adolphe Sax’s 19th century musical invention.

Live clip used:

The Saxophone Song live at the Manchester Apollo, Manchester, United Kingdom, April 10, 1979

Other music clips used:

Sunstroke Project and Olia Tara – Run Away live at Eurovision 2010 (“Epic Sax Guy”) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy1B3agGNxw)

Cover versions played:

The Saxophone Song by Nora O’Connor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpZuLhZbGlM)
The Saxophone Song by Theo Bleckmann (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DkXZsU9KeM)