Kate Bush Cover of the Day #38: The Man With The Child In His Eyes by Charlotte Church

After two gnarly covers of Kate Bush songs, it’s time to go back to something more conventional, and because I’ve just had those two gnarly covers, I could muster the patience to listen to this from beginning to end. I still don’t like it much. The singing is mannered and the piano player has no […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #37: Experiment IV by Seven Graylands

While we’re on the subject of fucked up covers, this industrial version of ‘Experiment IV’ by Seven Graylands actually sounds like the sound that could kill someone from a distance. The barking/growling, a-melodious vocals appear to be cut and pasted together and all the instrumental sounds are harsh and edgy. A huge change from Kate’s […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #36: Cloudbusting by Railcars

Railcars, “Cloudbusting (Kate Bush Cover)” by The FADER The Kate Bush covers keep on coming! I was going to feature Charlotte Church’s version of “The Man With The Child In His Eyes” but when I listened to it the other day, I found it very uninteresting. Not so with this version of ‘Cloudbusting’! It’s not […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #35: The Man With The Child In His Eyes by Danni Green

Now this is a lot more interesting! The intro of Danni Green’s version of ‘The Man With The Child In His Eyes’ suggests that it is about to explode into a light techno version, perhaps similar to Opus III’s cover of King Crimson’s ‘I Talk To The Wind’ (which I haven’t heard in ages, by […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day # 34: Army Dreamers by Mary Dillon

It’s “Army Dreamers” again! This is what, the fourth version that I’ve featured? Plus at least one artist who was featured previously has done this song as well. I’m really surprised by that. From an EP released in 2010, Mary Dillon puts in an outstanding vocal performance, with what is otherwise another straight reading of […]

Sometimes, I have foresight.

I would like to thank my two years younger self for writing such clear instructions on how to install PNGOut on a Mac. My command-line skills, such as they were, have become extremely rusty, but when I needed to install PNGout again, I went from downloading the program to getting the first output written to […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #31: And So Is Love by A Balladeer

Our first song from The Red Shoes is a techno version of “And So Is Love” by Dutch group (not actually an individual as is implied by the “Mr. A Balladeer” designation on YouTube) A Balladeer. I was actually familiar with them; I have exactly one song from a Plato sampler collection on my iPod. […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #30: Coffee Homeground by TroubleClef and The LalaVox

It’s… a transatlantic collaboration over the internet, performed live before the camera. And it’s really good. That’s pretty much all you need to know. Well, that and that the duo have a whole playlist of Kate Bush covers they did together. At the end of each video, the guitar part is repeated without the vocals […]