Kate Bush cover of the day #57: Mother Stands for Comfort (in Chinese) by Akatomie and Xxlillie

Some ideas are obvious in hindsight. Translating “Mother Stands for Comfort” into Chinese is one of them – it has always sounded vaguely East Asian to me, anyway. This is apparently an all-YouTube collaboration that took two years to complete. “Mother Stands for Comfort” was the only track on Side A of Hounds of Love […]

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 #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 #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 […]

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 […]

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #29: There Goes a Tenner by J. Davis Trio

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, […]

Kate Bush Cover Remix of the Day #28: Leave it Open by an unknown DJ

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 […]