Ooh, I like this a lot. It’s a bit rough in places, but what do you expect? You’re not supposed to perform ‘Babooshka’ as a duo of a bass guitarist and an electric guitarist, swapping lead vocals between a male and a female singer, and with both singers having a French accent. But that’s what […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
(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 […]
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, […]