Kate Bush Cover of the Day #45: Wuthering Heights by The Puppini Sisters

Like I wrote yesterday, I’ve started simply running the “famous” Kate Bush cover versions that everyone knows, because I need to cut down on my YouTube surfing in search of Kate Bush covers. Actually, though, I’m not that sure if this qualifies as a famous cover. I thought everyone knew this one, but maybe I […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #43: Wuthering Heights by the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain

I’ve had a crappy day, so I need some ukelele music to cheer me up. And so do you. Commercial release of this was actually pre-empted by EMI in 2003 or thereabouts, because they were expecting a new Kate Bush album really, really soon. Don’t see why they bothered.

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #42: The Man With The Child In His Eyes by Hue and Cry

So I was looking for a cover of ‘The Man With The Child In His Eyes’ by a proggy trio from the Netherlands that I’d seen at around the time I featured Danni Green’s version, and I found this live recording from 1989, by a bona fide hitmaking pop group from the era, Hue and […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #40: Wuthering Heights by Josh Pyke

Before starting on this series, I thought it would be much easier for a male singer to do interesting things with a Kate Bush song than for a female singer. Since then, I’ve been repeatedly proven wrong by several female singers, and by Angra. But this is the sort of thing I was thinking about: […]

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 #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 # 19: Wuthering Heights by Angra

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. […]