S01E07 – James and the Cold Gun

Strange Phenomena: The Music of Kate Bush
S01E07 - James and the Cold Gun

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 massive showstopper it became on the Tour of Life in 1979. They also discuss their own thoughts on the song and the story that Kate seems to be telling.

Song clips used in the episode:

Come Together (live 1977): (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5Fv1iYJS6o)

James and the Cold Gun live at the Hammersmith Odeon: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWX8hFhNpdQ)

Cover versions used in this episode:

The Kaybees: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFKop60-kEY)

Potpourri of Pearls: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQcH2wizAP0)

Danny McEvoy: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4K59j7LC_c)

Hounds of Love: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGa65ROdh7g&list=PL335038FD1D42E625&index=12)