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 San Francisco, who is a super fan of this song. Cecilee and Jack talk about the history of this song, the intricate lyrics, the shifting tempos, and they speculate about what and who may have influenced this song. They also discuss the differences in car culture between the US (cars are awesome!) and the UK (cars are dangerous!) and how that may have influenced this song.
If you’re ready, start your engines. And while you’re at it, don’t forget Georgie (whoever he is!).
Song clips used:
Don’t Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake live at the Hammersmith Odeon
Don’t Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake live on the Kate Bush Christmas Special
Pull Up to the Bumper by Grace Jones
Cars by Gary Numan
Always Crashing in the Same Car by David Bowie
Autobahn by Kraftwerk