S01E11 – Them Heavy People

Strange Phenomena: The Music of Kate Bush
S01E11 - Them Heavy People

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 has ever done in her career. They also discuss the spirituality in the lyrics, the live versions from various British TV shows and the Tour of Life, and also that bizarre Japanese performance in late 1978 (disco Kate Bush??).

Live versions used:

Saturday Night at the Mill
Sound in S
Live at the Hammersmith Odeon
Kate Bush Christmas Special
Bill Duffield benefit concert

Cover versions played: