To be honest, I don’t really like what Brazilian Power/Sympho Metal band Angra have done with Wuthering Heights”: It’s technically all very well and the singer does a decent job, but to do the job, he has to use a rather unattractive falsetto register. What’s worse is that it doesn’t add anything to the original. […]
This demented cover of ‘Babooshka’ by Rumanian/German singer Miss Platnum is a balkan hip-hop take on Kate’s transitional hit single from 1980. I’m a sucker for brass sections anyway. A very nice surprise to be linked to, courtesy of the Kate Bush forum. Please note the YouTube video above is a repost – the original, […]
A faithful and not at all riotous cover by American indy rockers Ra Ra Riot. The vocals take some getting used to but I enjoy what they’ve done with the electric cello part. We’ll be seeing them again in a while.
This live acoustic cover of “Hounds Of Love” is a bit rough around the edges, both in terms of sound quality and a few hairy notes from performer Lisa Redford, but it’s still utterly charming. Like the Futureheads, she’s added chords to the accompaniment.
A video for the new version of “Deeper Understanding” was released on Monday. Like the new recording itself, it made me want a stiff drink, for pretty much the same reasons. Luckily, the comments at Kate Bush News included one from a musician and filmmaker from the Faeroe islands linking to a fanvid he had […]
So… I’ve had a not very good day, starting with a medical checkup that had to be aborted because I could not tolerate the procedure even under sedation, and ending with me waiting an hour for the train home from work because an accident further down the line meant that several trains were canceled. Also, […]
Find more tracks by Dave Rummans on Myspace Music I am still looking for embeddables of some of my favorite versions of “Running Up That Hill”. Luckily, Myspace had this acoustic guitar-based version by Dave Rummans, which is really neat.
German-born composer and vocalist Theo Bleckmann takes “Running Up That Hill” into a tense, atmospheric direction as part of his Hello Earth project, due for release this year. I like this version a lot, though the entrance of the guitar at 5:14 is a bit disruptive. A minor fault, to my ears, and probably in […]
Vind meer artiesten als Thee Heavenly Music Association op Myspace Music It turns out that some of my favorite Kate Bush covers don’t exist on YouTube at all! Can you imagine something not existing on YouTube in 2011? So I’m now finding myself looking for the tracks on Rupert Murdoch’s evil empire. Don’t say I […]
This is almost contemporary with yesterday’s Within Temptation version, and what they’ve done to ‘Running Up That Hill’ is, in general terms, the same: created a bombastic, heavy version of the song. I find that this one works a lot better, because the guitar work has a little more subtlety to it and the male […]