S02E12 – Lionheart Era Tracks – Another Day

Another day, and another episode, the last one of the Lionheart season! We’re closing out the Lionheart era tracks with a song that, like last week’s song, has never been officially released in any capacity.

Another Day, a Roy Harper song, was performed by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush for her 1979 Christmas special, an experience that has never been repeated. There was talk of releasing their version as a single, but it never happened. What we do have is Peter and Kate lip-syncing this song at a table, not facing each other, and acting out the fractured relationship in the song.

For this episode, Andrew Linke, Cecilee’s husband and resident Peter Gabriel fan, makes an appearance to talk about this song. Andrew and Cecilee talk about which version of the song they like better, the overall theme of the lyrics, and what was so special about that Kate Bush Christmas special anyway.

With that, we conclude a second season of the show. See everyone in a few weeks for the start of season 3, all about the album Never For Ever!

Song clips used:

Roy Harper – Another Day

This Mortal Coil featuring Elizabeth Fraser – Another Day

Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel – Another Day (live on the 1979 Kate Bush Christmas special)

S01E14 – TKI Era Tracks – Scares Me Silly (But It Gets Me Going)

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 owns her own studio, so who knows what other unreleased gems there might be!). In this episode, Cecilee and Andrew Linke discuss this interesting outtake, from the rather straightforward, not-terribly-Kate lyrics, to their own speculations about why this song might have been left off The Kick Inside and why this song was written in the first place.

Song clips played:

  • Kevin Max – Return of the Singer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV6P7zqZoIk
  • Scares Me Silly (But It Gets Me Going): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBJj5aV-PiM

S01E12 – Room for the Life

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 InsideRoom for the Life. In this episode, Cecilee and Andrew Linke discuss the lyrics, the live performance from the Tour of Life (the only time this song was ever performed for a live audience), and their own thoughts on this deep album cut, which is not a favorite song for either of them.

Live version used:

Live at the Manchester Apollo

Cover version played:

Tom Pilch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsccryGeq0o (instrumental piano)

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:

S01E10 – L’amour Looks Something Like You

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 lament the exclusion of this song’s performance and about half of the show done for the Tour of Life from the official Live at the Hammersmith Odeon release from several years later.

Demo version:


Live version played:

L’amour Looks Something Like You from On Stage EP

Cover versions played:

S01E09 – Oh To Be in Love

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 the Cathy Demos, the rapturous lyrics, and a little of Kate’s history as a piano-based singer/songwriter.

Demo version played:

1976 piano/vocal demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPSXW2ibi00

Cover versions:

S01E08 – Feel It

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, various cover versions, and how Kate’s childhood shaped her writing and musical compositions. All the makings of a fun and wonderful episode to listen to.

Live clip used:

Feel It live at the Hammersmith Odeon, May 1979

Cover versions:

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)

S01E04 – Kite

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 played:

Bio’s Bahnhof, February 9, 1978
Kite live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1979

Cover versions played:

The Dumbtonics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvmhzSnzSQw
Danny McEvoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuZOyzfY-yQ
Silvia Metelli: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF923S7xRog

S01E03 – Strange Phenomena

They raise their hats to the strange phenomena that is discussing this third track from Kate’s debut album The Kick Inside. In this episode, Cecilee is joined again by her husband Andrew Linke in talking about the early, full-band demo of this song, the live version from the Tour of Life, and going in depth with the lyrics. Coincidence that we recorded this episode during a full moon? You decide.

Interview clip used:

Personal Call, BBC1, 1979

Live version used:

Strange Phenomena live at the Manchester Apollo, Manchester, United Kingdom, April 10, 1979

Cover versions played:

Strange Phenomena by troubleclef: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fldXmpbpkT0

Strange Phenomena by Danny McEvoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8-a7sEDU4Y

Strange Phenomena by kevbobster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en2uL0DZk1c