GURU: OH AERIAL, AERIAL, WHERE ART THOU AERIAL?
Does the PP Guru's eyes decieve him? Is it truly the blessed day which has the PP Guru's eyes and ears practically salivating for hi-definition stereo bliss of the most eagerily anticipated double disc arrival of the new KATE BUSH album?
When was the last time we heard from our favorite Cornwallish songbird siren? Records indicate it was in late 1993 - when she released the Red Shoes which featured a few collaborations with Prince. A short film followed soon after. But since then, nothing much has been heard from her. Some say she went in the studio with a case of Jim Bean to work on her follow-up and had never emerged since that day. Some say she went in hiding to pop out kids and become a soccer mom. Some say she went and got a sex operation and changed her name to Tori Amos. Whatever the reason, it's good to have back our Kate. Even at 47, she's still can turn heads on the streets of London.So, her first studio album in 12 years, "Aerial " is in stores today from Columbia Records. The PP Guru is on his way out to pick up his copy right now. Now everything is right with the world again!
The PP Guru has always had a major crush on Kate ever since he saw her first live American appearance on Saturday Night Live way back in 1979 (holy happy high school hormones, Batman!!) when she performed her first big U.K. hit " Wuthering Heights", followed by "The Man with the Child in Her Eyes" while straddling a piano in a leotard way before the day when Tori was first getting her menstral cramps.
It was from there, when the PP Guru had realized what a unbridled genius she was in all aspects of musical and lyrical composition right down to the gaffa tape that holds her unique wall of sound and production together, drawing influences from opera, third world, and old traditional Irish and Celtic folk songs. Once the PP Guru bought her The Dreaming album in his senior year of high school - he knew he was entangled in her seductive little web. Her rendition of "Houdini" still haunts the PP Guru to this very day. It just goes to show that there's equal opportunity in the sexes when exhibiting ecentric psychosis in lyric and verse other than Peter Gabriel.
Next: PP Guru and Rikki sitting in a tree. Does anyone have an axe that the PP Guru can borrow? Still alive and kicking- from the inside ... ~ Coat
WikiPedia: Kate Bush
Kate Bush Kate Bush - Publicity photograph issued October 2005
(born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958
, now part of Greater London
) is a British singer-songwriter
known for her expressive 3-octave voice, idiosyncratic and literary lyrics, and eclectic and meticulous musical and production style. She has acquired a large number of extremely devoted fans since her debut in 1978
with the surprise hit "Wuthering Heights
", which was number one in the British music charts for four weeks.
While still attending St. Joseph's convent school in Welling, South East London where she studied the piano and violin, Kate Bush caught the attention of David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, who helped fund her first demo sessions. She signed a contract with EMI when she was 16. However, in the first two years of her contract, Bush did not release an album, but instead completed her time at school and had lessons in dancing, mime, and music. During this time, Bush wrote and made demos of close to 200 songs, which today can be found on bootleg recordings (often known as the Phoenix Recordings). She also performed at various small venues in and near London under the name KT Bush Band.
Her first album, The Kick Inside, was released in 1978, and featured songs she had written during the previous two years, including the single "Wuthering Heights", which topped the UK charts and became an international hit. A period of intense work followed. A second album, Lionheart was quickly recorded; Bush has often expressed disatisfaction with it, feeling she needed more time to get it right. Then there was the endless promotional work and an exhausting tour, the only one of her career. Kate disliked the exposure and the celebrity lifestyle, feeling it was taking her away from her main priority: making music. A slow and steady withdrawal from public life began as she moved into producing her own work with Never for Ever and developed a perfectionistic, painstaking approach to making music which would see her ensconced in the studio for long periods and only needing to face the glare of the press when the subsequent albums were released. Wild rumours would fly while she was engaged in her work - usually that she had ballooned in weight or had gone mad. Then she would re-emerge for a brief period, slim and seemingly sane, before retreating to the studio once more.
A pattern began to form in the eighties where Kate would disappear for up to four years while she honed her new material until it was ready for release. After the release of The Red Shoes in 1993 there was no reason to suppose that she wouldn't reappear in three or four years with another set of songs. But the period of silence that followed her seventh studio album was much longer than anyone had anticipated.
Bush dropped out of the public eye for many years, although her name occasionally cropped up in the media in connection with rumours of a new album release. The press continued to speculate wildly about what she was up to. The press viewed Kate as an eccentric recluse, sometimes drawing a comparison with Miss Havisham, from Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. There were even unfounded reports that she had suffered a nervous breakdown. In reality she was simply trying to give her young son a normal, happy childhood, away from the world of show business. Bush gave birth to Albert, known as Bertie, fathered by her guitarist and current partner Danny MacIntosh, in 1999. She didn't release the news of his birth to the press and it was over two years before the story broke. On the few occasions she has spoken to the press since Kate has made it clear how happy motherhood has made her.
Kate's eighth studio album Aerial was released on double CD and vinyl on 7 November 2005 internationally (8th November in the USA), after a single release "King of the Mountain" on 24 October.The Studio Albums
The Kick Inside
The Kick Inside was Kate's debut album, released when she was 19 years old; she had written some of the songs when she was only 15. The album opens with whale song which leads into the first track, "Moving", inspired by her dance teacher, Lindsey Kemp. The album contains Kate's biggest hit to date, "Wuthering Heights", which went to number one in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere and a Top 10 hit in many other territories.
Kate's work would mature and develop but The Kick Inside remains a startlingly precocious debut and many of her trademark qualities were already firmly in place. Her cinematic and literary influences were most obvious in "Wuthering Heights". The song wasn't initially inspired by Emily Brontë's novel, but by a tv adaptation, although she did read the novel later to, in her own words, 'get the research right'. She namechecks Gurdjieff in "Them Heavy People," while the title song is based on the ballad of Lizzie Wan, the story of a girl who kills herself after being impregnanated by her brother. The album is also very open about sexual matters, particularly on the erotic "Feel It" and "L'Amour Looks Like You" and the male musicians later admitted to being embarrassed by the honesty of some of the lyrics.
As part of her preparation for entering the studio, Kate had toured pubs with the KT Bush Band, supported by her brother Paddy and close friends, but for the album she was persuaded to use established session musicians, some of whom she would retain even after she had brought her bandmates back on board. Paddy was the only member of the KT Bush Band to play on The Kick Inside. Unlike on later albums where he would play more exotic instruments such as Balalaika and Didgeridoo, here he played the more standard Harmonica and Mandolin. Stuart Elliot played some of the drums and would become her main percussionist on subsequent albums.
The album was produced by Kate's mentor David Gilmour and Andrew Powell.
The Kick Inside is Kate's only album to have a different cover in the U.K., the U.S., Canada and Japan.
Lionheart was rushed out of the studio (in Nice on the French Riviera, making this Kate's only album to be recorded outside the UK, the occasional session in Ireland excepted) after the initial success of The Kick Inside. While it has its share of hits, most notably "Wow", it did not receive the same reception as Kate's first album, reaching only number six in the U.K. album charts.
The album takes its title from the track, "Oh, England, My Lionheart", in which a pilot who has been shot down contemplates his homeland as his plane hurtles towards the ground, and to his death. It is a song that Kate has disowned in later years despite it being a firm favourite with many listeners. Literary references include J. M. Barrie's classic play Peter Pan And Wendy in In Search of Peter Pan (a song which also quotes When You Wish Upon A Star from the classic Disney film, Pinocchio), as well as a nod towards Arsenic and Old Lace in the song "Coffee Homeground" (which pretty much has the same plot as the play, although Kate has said it was inspired by a particularly creepy taxi driver). Film references include "Hammer Horror", inspired by the Hammer Film studio, known for their gothic horror films. The British television show The Sweeney, a popular police drama, was mentioned in the lyrics of the song "Wow".
Kate's brother Paddy plays many more instruments on this album, including pan flute and Mandocello. Making his first appearance is Del Palmer, who would subsequently become Kate's regular bass player.
Lionheart was produced by Andrew Powell, assisted for the first time by Kate, who was keen to implement more of her own ideas.
Never For Ever
Never for Ever saw Kate's first foray into production, aided by the engineer of her first two albums, Jon Kelly. Andrew Powell's production of the first two albums had resulted in a definite sound which was evident in every track, with lush orchestral arrangements supporting the live band sound. The range of styles on Never for Ever is much more diverse, veering from the straightforward rocker, "The Wedding List", to the sad, wistful waltz of hit single, "Army Dreamers". Never for Ever was the first Kate Bush album to be composed on synthesizers and drum machines (in particular, the Fairlight_CMI), her earlier albums being composed on the piano.
With Never for Ever, Kate watched her album rise to number one on the British album charts for the first time in her career. At the same time, she became the first woman in history to have an album ranked so high in the UK.
Kate's literary and cinematic influences were at work once more. "The Infant Kiss" was inspired by the 1961 film The Innocents, starring Deborah Kerr and Michael Redgrave, which in turn had been inspired by The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, while "The Wedding List" drew from François Truffaut's 1968 film La Mariée était En Noir.
Never for Ever is, to date, the only album by Kate Bush not to share a title with one of its own tracks (Lionheart is a truncated version of "Oh, England, My Lionheart").
The Dreaming was the first album Bush produced herself. With her newfound freedom, Kate Bush experimented with production techniques creating an album that features a very diverse blend of musical styles.
The Dreaming met with a mixed critical reception at first. Many were baffled by the dense soundscapes she had created. The album was not considered to be a financial success, although it still reached number three in the album charts, and with the exception of the first track to be released, "Sat In Your Lap", which predated the album by several months, the singles taken from it flopped. Over time, however, many music fans have come to regard it as a masterpiece. More than twenty years after it was made, it is still common to hear people remark that the album sounds fresh, intriguing and like nothing else.
Kate was only in her early twenties when making the album and tended to look outside herself for sources of inspiration. She drew on old crime films ("There Goes A Tenner"), a documentary about the war in Vietnam ("Pull Out The Pin"), the plight of Indigenous Australians ("The Dreaming"), the life of Houdini ("Houdini") and Stanley Kubrick's film of Stephen King's novel The Shining ("Get Out Of My House"). There are a few more personal tracks, though: the lead single, "Sat In Your Lap", examines feelings of self-doubt versus burning self-confidence and the search for a balance between the two, while "Leave It Open" speaks of the need to acknowledge and express the darker sides of one's personality.
Hounds of Love
Hounds of Love is no less experimental from a production standpoint. Not only did she produce it herself, but for this album, stung by the huge costs she had run up hiring studio space for The Dreaming, she built a private 48 track studio near her home where she could work at her own pace, unhurried by thoughts of cost. Kate has admitted that this was a very happy period in her life and this is reflected by a newfound maturity and confidence to her lyrics, which were often more personal. She writes about the challenges of communication ("Running Up That Hill"), which musically is one of her masterpieces: a passionate, evocative song. "Hounds of Love" concerns the fear of being overwhelmed by love, while "The Big Sky" deals with the frustration of an artist continually questioned by critics with no understanding of the creative process. There was yet another song with a clear literary source: the hit single "Cloudbusting" was based on A Book Of Dreams by Peter Reich, son of Freudian Marxist Wilhelm Reich.
The album is split into two parts which, on its original vinyl release, formed the two sides of the record. The first side, 'Hounds of Love', features the four singles, "Running Up That Hill", "Hounds of Love", "The Big Sky" and "Cloudbusting" as well as "Mother Stands For Comfort", a darkly haunting track about a murderer who seeks refuge with their mother, knowing she will always protect them, come what may. The second side is entitled 'The Ninth Wave', whose title is taken from a poem by Tennyson although the suite of songs it describes has no real connection to his verse. They tell of a woman who is lost at sea, facing death by drowning, and the tortured night she spends in the water.
The Sensual World
The increasingly personal tone of her writing continued on The Sensual World, with songs about unrequited love ("Love And Anger", "Never Be Mine"), the pressures on modern relationships ("Between A Man And A Woman"), and self-doubt ("The Fog"). "Deeper Understanding" showed a remarkable prescience in its portrait of a lonely person who finds solace in the company of a computer. "Rocket's Tail" (dedicated to her pet cat, Rocket) invoked the joys of indulging in another's fantasy. The quirkiest track on the album, touched by Kate's trademark black humour, was "Heads We're Dancing", about a woman who dances all night with a charming stranger only to find out that he is Adolf Hitler. The title track drew its inspiration from Ulysses by James Joyce. Kate realised that the closing passage of the novel, a monologue by Molly Bloom, fitted the music she had created. When the Joyce estate refused to release the text, Kate wrote original lyrics that echo the original passage, as Molly steps from the pages of the book and revels in the real world. Bush also alluded to Jerusalem by William Blake in a cheeky reference to the song's gestation ("And my arrows of desire rewrite the speech"). The Sensual World went on to become her biggest-selling album in the US, receiving a Gold award for 500,000 copies sold, four years after its release.
The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes takes its title from the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger; the story of the film, and the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen which in turn inspired it, concerns a dancer possessed by her art who cannot shake off the eponymous shoes and find peace.
The musical style was far more simple and direct than on any album since Never For Ever. The initial plan had been to take the songs out on the road and so Bush deliberately aimed for a live band feel, with less of the studio trickery that had typified her last three albums and which would be difficult to recreate on stage. The result alienated some of her fan base who enjoyed the intricacy of her later compositions, but others found a new complexity in the lyrics and the emotions they expressed. Gone were the stories and character pieces of her earlier work to be replaced by a set of songs that are almost like a diary. This was a troubled time for Bush. She had suffered a series of bereavements, including the loss of her favoured guitarist, Alan Murphy, and, most painfully, her mother, Hannah. Many of the people she lost are honoured on the ballad, "Moments Of Pleasure". Her long-term relationship with Del Palmer had also broken down, although the pair continued to work together and many of the songs on the album are about the break-up, most searingly "You're The One". Despite the fact that Kate's pain and grief are obvious throughout the album, her trademark sense of humour was still in place, notably on the quirky disco-shanty "Constellation Of The Heart" and the lead single "Rubberband Girl"; comedian Lenny Henry even provided guest vocals on "Why Should I Love You?", a track that featured significant contributions from Prince.
Kate Bush's eighth studio album, Aerial, is a two-disc set released in November 2005. The first single from the album is "King of the Mountain". The song makes references to Elvis Presley and the film Citizen Kane. Fans have already started analysing the lyrical contents. The track was played for the first time on BBC Radio 2 on 21st September 2005, and was made available for download as of 27 September.
Musically, the album is a dense and multi-layered work, incorporating elements of folk, classical, reggae, and samba into an adventurous pop style. As on 1985's Hounds of Love, the double album is split into two sections. The first disc, subtitled A Sea of Honey, features a set of thematically unrelated songs including the first single "King of the Mountain," the medieval-style ode to her son "Bertie," and the Latin-influenced "Joanni," based on the story of Joan of Arc. The second disc, subtitled A Sky of Honey, features thematically related songs linked by the presence of birdsong (the album's cover art, which seems to show a mountain range at sunset is in fact a waveform which represents birdsong). The second disc features Rolf Harris' vocals on two tracks. Other artists guesting on the album include Lol Creme and Procol Harum's Gary Brooker.
On 17 October, 2005, "King of the Mountain" entered the UK Downloads Chart at #6 and by 30 October, it became her third highest charting single ever in the UK, peaking at number 4 on the full chart.
Even in her earliest works where the piano was a primary instrument, she wove together many diverse influences, melding classical music, rock, and a wide range of ethnic and folk sources, to produce a uniquely impressive amalgam, and this has continued throughout her career. More than one reviewer has used the term "surreal" to describe much of her music, for many of the songs have a melodramatic emotional and musical surrealism that defies easy categorization. It has been observed that even the more joyous of the pieces is often tinged with traces of melancholy, and even the most sorrowful have elements of a unique vitality struggling against all that would oppress it. The unapologetic use of her voice as an instrument to convey a broad range of emotional intensity and subtlety is one thing that characterizes nearly all that she does.
Kate Bush has tackled sensitive and taboo subjects long before it has become fashionable to do so; "Kashka From Baghdad" is a song about a gay male couple; "Breathing" explores the results of nuclear fallout. Her lyrics are highly literate and reference a wide array of subject matter, often relatively obscure, such as Wilhelm Reich in "Cloudbusting", or G. I. Gurdjieff in "Them Heavy People".
The lush arrangements, complex production and intelligent, thoughtful lyrics can sometimes mask the fact that Kate Bush is a peculiarly witty writer and that comedy is not only a big influence on her - she has cited Monty Python, Woody Allen, Fawlty Towers and The Young Ones as particular favourites - but also a significant component of her work.
Bush's only tour took place in early 1979 (3 April - 10 May see details below), after which she gave only the occasional live performance. A number of reasons have been suggested as to why she abandoned touring, among them her reputed need to be in total control of the final product, which is incompatible with live stage performance, a rumour of a crippling fear of flying, and the suggestion that the death of 21 year old Bill Duffield, severely affected her. Duffield, her lighting director, was killed in an accident during her 20 April concert at The London Palladium when he fell twenty feet through an open trap door on the stage. Bush held a benefit concert on 12 May, with Peter Gabriel and Steve Harley at London's Hammersmith Odeon for his family. Bill would be honoured in two later songs: "Blow Away" on Never for Ever and "Moments Of Pleasure" on The Red Shoes.
During the same period as her tour, she made numerous television appearances around the world. She appeared in Germany: Bio's Bahnhof on 9 February 1978; in the United Kingdom: Top of the Pops on 16 February, 1978; in the United States: Saturday Night Live on 9th December, 1978. She also made appearances on Japanese Television.
Kate Bush appeared in many innovative music videos, designed to accompany her singles releases. Among the best known are those for "Cloudbusting", "Running Up That Hill", "Babooshka", "Breathing", and "Wuthering Heights".
In 1993, Bush directed and starred in the short film, The Line, The Cross and The Curve, a musical co-starring Miranda Richardson featuring music from Bush's album The Red Shoes which was inspired by the classic movie of the same name.
In 1994, Kate Bush provided the music used in series of psychedelic-themed television commercials for the soft drink Fruitopia that appeared in the United States. The same company aired the ads in the United Kingdom, but the British version featured Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins instead of Bush.
Kate starred in a movie called Les Dogs, produced by Comic Strip for BBC television. Kate also wrote the original music score for another Comic Strip production, called GLC.
Comic Strip was a series of comedy movies broadcast on BBC and Channel 4, featuring comedians including Rick Mayall, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Robbie Coltrane, and others. The movies are usually written and produced by Peter Richardson, who also usually stars.
In Les Dogs, Kate plays the bride Angela, at a wedding set in a post-apocalyptic version of 1990's Britain. Whilst Kate is a silent presence in a wedding dress throughout most of the film, she does have several lines of dialogue with Peter Richardson in two dream sequences.
In GLC Kate produced a theme song which includes a vocal performance by Kate, as well as producing all the incidental music, which is synth based.
She has worked with Peter Gabriel on two of his albums, most notably on the hits "Games Without Frontiers" and "Don't Give Up" (the latter a duet); and his appearance on her 1979 television special. Their duet of Roy Harper's "Another Day" was discussed for release as a single, but this never came to pass. Harper is another frequent collaborator, appearing on her song "Breathing" and she on his albums HQ, Once (both also featuring Gilmour) and The Unknown Soldier.
She has appeared in duets with Midge Ure, Big Country and others on their albums. A wide diversity of respected artists have worked with her on some of her more recent albums ranging from the legendary rock guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour and Ian Bairnson, bassists Mick Karn and John Giblin, jazz/rock drummer Stuart Elliot, violinist Nigel Kennedy, the classical guitarist John Williams, folk artists The Trio Bulgarka, and Prince.
Influence On Other Musicians
Bush has been noted as an influence and inspiration by artists as diverse as Kele Okereke, Placebo, Liv Kristine, Jewel, Tori Amos, Björk, Sarah McLachlan, Suede, Paula Cole, Sinéad O'Connor, Pat Benatar, Happy Rhodes, Maxwell (who covered "This Woman's Work"), The Utah Saints, Big Boi of OutKast, The Futureheads (who have covered "Hounds of Love"), Goldfrapp, The Decemberists and others. In fact, in the 1980s and 1990s it became almost standard for individualistic female singer-songwriters to be compared to Bush by the media. The trip hop artist Tricky has stated her work has been a significant influence on him and that she should be treasured more than the Beatles. Though many outside of Europe remain unfamiliar with her work and its profound intensity, others in her profession are willing to declare her works as those of great genius. Even the iconoclastic punk rocker John Lydon (Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) has declared her work to be "fucking brilliant" and has labelled her "a true original." Suede front-man Brett Anderson has stated that "Wuthering Heights" was the first single he ever bought. Brazilian Power metal group Angra covered "Wuthering Heights" on their first album, Angels Cry. Daniel Johns of Silverchair was turned onto Bush while recording the band's "Neon Ballroom".
In 1998, a tribute album was released called I Wanna Be Kate, featuring Chicago-area musicians.Discography
|Year||Song||UK singles||US Hot 100||US Modern Rock||Album|
|1978||"Wuthering Heights"||1||-||-||The Kick Inside|
|1978||"The Man With The Child In His Eyes"||6||85||-||The Kick Inside|
|1979||"Live On Stage" EP||10||-||-||recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon|
|1980||"Breathing"||16||-||-||Never For Ever|
|1980||"Babooshka"||5||-||-||Never For Ever|
|1980||"Army Dreamers"||12||-||-||Never For Ever|
|1980||"December Will Be Magic Again"||29||-||-||non-album Christmas song|
|1981||"Sat In Your Lap"||11||-||-||The Dreaming|
|1982||"The Dreaming"||48||-||-||The Dreaming|
|1982||"There Goes a Tenner"||-||-||-||The Dreaming|
|1985||"Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)"||3||30||-||Hounds Of Love|
|1985||"Cloudbusting"||20||-||-||Hounds Of Love|
|1985||"Hounds Of Love"||18||-||-||Hounds Of Love|
|1985||"The Big Sky"||37||-||-||Hounds Of Love|
|1986||"Experiment IV"||20||-||-||The Whole Story|
|1989||"The Sensual World"||12||-||6||The Sensual World|
|1989||"Love and Anger"||38||-||1||The Sensual World|
|1990||"This Woman's Work"||25||-||-||The Sensual World|
|1991||"Rocket Man"||12||-||11||Two Rooms (Elton John tribute album)|
|1993||"Rubberband Girl"||12||88||7||The Red Shoes|
|1993||"Eat the Music"||-||-||10||The Red Shoes|
|1993||"Moments Of Pleasure"||26||-||-||The Red Shoes|
|1993||"The Red Shoes"||21||-||-||The Red Shoes|
|1993||"And So Is Love"||22||-||-||The Red Shoes|
|1994||"The Man I Love"||26||-||-||The Glory of Gershwin (George Gershwin tribute album)|
|2005||"King Of the Mountain"||4||-||-||Aerial|
The Tour of Life 1979
- Empire, Liverpool, UK (3 April)
- Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK (4 April)
- Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK (5 April)
- New Theatre, Oxford, UK (6 April)
- Gaumont, Southampton, UK (7 April)
- Hippodrome, Bristol, UK (9 April)
- Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK (10 April)
- Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK (11 April)
- Empire Theatre, Sunderland, UK (12 April)
- Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK (13 April)
- The Palladium, London, UK (16 April - 20 April)
- Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden (24 April)
- Falkoneer Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark (26 April)
- Congress Centrum, Hamburg, Germany (28 April)
- Carré Theatre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (29 April)
- Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany (2 May)
- Circus Krone, Munich, Germany (3 May)
- Gürzenich, Cologne, Germany (4 May)
- Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France (6 May)
- Rosengarten, Mannheim, Germany (8 May)
- Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (10 May)
- Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK (May 12) Benefit concert. Recorded as Live at the Hammersmith Odeon
Reviews of Aerial: References Kate Bush - Publicity photograph issued October 2005
- Kate Bush: A Visual Documentary by Kevin Cann, Sean Mayes
- Kate Bush (Rock n' roll comics)by Jay Allen Sanford
- The Illustrated Collector's Guide to Kate Bush: Fully Comprehensive Discography by Robert Godwin
Sparky believes that privacy and manners are important ... I'm exactly one day older than little Kate! As to those who are semi-private people - no last names even if they are imaginary ones. Here's a nugget of info for out beamish boy Guru when he doesn't listen to advice from his elders ... there's a better link there. -Sparks