So far, I’ve avoided songs from tribute albums, because I figured that would be cheating in some way. But in my new quest to avoid live solo renditions, this jazzy gangsta-rap arrangement, originally featured on the 1998 tribute album I Wanna Be Kate was too good to pass up. While this isn’t really my bag, […]
All right, you stuffed shirts! Move the furniture, get up on the floor and dance! (Tip o’ the hat to Kate Bush News). The video for this, featuring clips of Kate Bush dancing from her music videos, was created by YouTube member vibesinthesky, who says s/he found the audio on the Internet and doesn’t know […]
I don’t have a lot of time today, so I’m submitting this live piano cover of ‘This Woman’s Work’ by Charlotte Martin without comment other than an apology for the low sound and picture quality. Good voice though. Oops, that was a comment. Gotta go, see you tomorrow, toodles!
I said yesterday that I was getting a bit sick of Kate Bush covers performed live in a solo setting, but when I saw this clip of Boston psych-folk singer Laura Jorgenson perform “Army Dreamers” at a record store, accompanying herself on the bass keys on her accordeon, I was fascinated anyway. Then I thought […]
Patrick Wolf has done several Kate Bush covers over the years, but the ones that I could find until today were all solo live recordings made from the audience, and aside from the fact that I’m getting a bit sick of live solo recordings, they also had poor sound quality. So I was pleasantly surprised […]
OK, time for something a little more upbeat. This cover of “Love and Anger” from 2010 by Nada Surf, of all people, is pretty faithful to the original. The singer acquits himself pretty well, though it’s clearly not his best register. I was very surprised to find this.
This 2009 version of “Cloudbusting” by Gemma Hayes would make a good pairing with Eivør’s version of “Hounds of Love”. Similar type of voice, similar toned-down version that still retains traces of the original beat in the background. Nice, eerie synth sounds, too. I like this.
Prolific Belgian rocker Mauro Pawlowski doing a minimalist version of “Babooshka” with just his gravelly voice and electric guitar. Dunno if I like this one just yet. Don’t know exactly when this was recorded either, but I’m guessing 2009.
I will try very hard not to do another six versions of “Running Up That Hill” in a row. It’s Kate’s most-covered song by a large margin, but it gets to be a bit much. Believe me, even I get sick of “Running Up That Hill” eventually. In fact, I was heartily sick of it […]
(Note: visuals in this video are Kate Bush’s original promo; audio is a cover version.) Aaand we’ve got the first non-English cover version of a Kate Bush song. “Shem Baeven” by Mazi Cohen is “Army Dreamers” translated into Hebrew. Alienating as the effect is, the cover works well musically; Cohen has kept the tempo the […]