Linklog: Catching Up With A Lot Of Stuff

I let the linklog slide again for about what, a week? I’ve been a little under the weather while also working on commissions as well as catching up on a backlog of errands. But I have been using my Mastodon.social account as a scratch pad using both a Content Warning and a tag for links …

Link for the day: Kate Bush puts “Tory” rumor to bed, hopefully for good.

Here’s Kate Bush’s response on THAT interview: I read some articles that included a number of inaccuracies and usually I don’t respond. However I do feel I need to address one story which came from a phone interview I did two years ago. I was very disappointed that the use of a quote out of …

Kate Bush cover of the day #58: The Morning Fog by Sometree

At this point, I’m deliberately searching for cover versions to complete the full set of songs from Hounds of Love/The Ninth Wave. I’ll be honest: I don’t like the distorted and rather strained lead vocal in this one, and I don’t think this adds a lot to the original version. But what can you do …

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 #56: Under Ice by Alice Genberg

Covers of “Under Ice” are just like busses: you think they don’t exist, then suddenly two show up all at once. This version by Swedish singer Alice Genberg updates the original with a 2013-era sound palette but doesn’t otherwise do an awful lot with it. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though. Genberg’s voice adds …

Kate Bush cover of the day #55: Waking the Witch by The Little Unsaid

Oh my God, this one made my jaw drop. “Waking the Witch” in its original form on Hounds of Love is a completely artificial construction, all Fairlight and multi-tracking and slowed down tape. Then in 2014, I stumble upon this, uploaded to YouTube while I was not working on this series: one man with an …

Kate Bush cover of the day #54: And Dream of Sheep/Under Ice by Theo Bleckmann

I’ve featured Theo Bleckmann before in this series, very early on, but it’s been three years, and as he did a whole project and album around the songs of Kate Bush, it was inevitable that he’d get featured again. This live recording combines “And Dream of Sheep” and “Under Ice” in a similar atmospheric form …

Kate Bush cover of the day #53: Jig of Life by Die 5 Percussionisten und das Beethovenorchester

Via The Homeground and Katebush News and Info Forum. Of the 11 songs on the Hounds of Love album proper, 7 8 9 have been performed live by artists who aren’t Kate Bush (only one has been performed live by Kate herself, but that may change). I am still looking for “The Big Sky”, “Under …

Kate Bush cover of the day #52: Running Up That Hill by Bo Bruce

So er, this was on UK The Voice. Kate Bush covers have been turning up on talent shows every once in a while. This is the best one I’ve seen in a talent show context yet, even in its abridged form clocking in at 2:09 including the surrounding video jingles. In fact, it got praise …