I’m winding down these series by finally featuring the Kate Bush covers that were big successes in their own right, because I want to spend less time YouTube-surfing and more time working on my art. Which is what I did today, and I almost forgot to actually write a blog post featuring Placebo’s version of ‘Running Up That Hill’. So, here it is, and now I’m going back to working on art.
OK… OK, I’ll actually say something about it. It sounds like a Placebo song. It’s neither a slavish imitation of Kate’s sound nor a generic solo cover with acoustic guitar or piano. It’s good if you’re into this sort of thing; I’m not, but I have to commend this group for making this, the most-covered Kate Bush song, their own.