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

S01E02 – The Saxophone Song

You’ll find them in a Berlin bar in a corner discussing this second track from Kate Bush’s debut album 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)

S01E01 – Moving

On this first song episode, Cecilee discusses the first track from Kate Bush’s 1978 debut album The Kick Inside with her husband, Andrew Linke. They discuss the inspiration behind this song, fan cover versions, Kate’s renditions of this song on live TV and on the Tour of Life, where she makes use of a revolutionary headset mic so she could sing and dance at the same time, and lyrical discussion of this very moving song.

Live versions played:

Moving live on Saturday Night at the Mill, February 25, 1978: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzbNF2uxaBw
Moving live at the Hammersmith Odeon, May 1979
Moving live at the Tokyo Music Festival, June 1978: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvFRIlDCILI
Moving demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mwORtDvgp8

Interviews played:

David Gilmour interview, 1987: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-K3NPR4q5I
BBC1, Personal Call, 1979: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJPVXyTmM4o&t=974s
BBC1, Nationwide, 1979: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQz_xIpFKkw

Cover versions played:

Valen Hsu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxgQ5hzg8ZI
llyssard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngafMk5wo6Y
Michael Simmons (sirsparklejet): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP8UUq3nMhY
Katie Paisant (KP Ray): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr48H7PEh2c
Save A.S. (BandHub cover): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgWnY1aS5h0

S00E01 – Introductions

The official first episode of Strange Phenomena: The Music of Kate Bush, hosted by Cecilee Linke. In this podcast, Cecilee will be discussing every song that the legendary British singer/songwriter Kate Bush has ever produced, in chronological order. Each episode will focus on a different song and will include discussion of the history of each song, lyrics, music, live versions (where applicable), and personal thoughts on the song.