Kate Bush Covers of the Day #50 and #51: two that got away.

The two covers below were songs I could not find on Youtube, Myspace or Soundcloud, so I’m doing the next best thing: posting them as Spotify links. If you don’t have Spotify yet, you will have to get an account and install the client on your computer or mobile device, and you only get limited …

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #47: Running Up That Hill by Placebo

I’m winding down these series by finally featuring the Kate Bush covers that were big successes in their own right, because I want to spend less time YouTube-surfing and more time working on my art. Which is what I did today, and I almost forgot to actually write a blog post featuring Placebo’s version of …

Kate Bush Cover of the Day #46: Hounds of Love by The Futureheads

(Because I’m winding down this series of Kate Bush covers of the day, I am finally posting the ones that I believe everyone already knows.) Now this one I know is famous! The Futureheads pretty much made this their breakthrough song, and their high energy treatment with added guitar chords is still one of my …

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 #44: This Woman’s Work by Maxwell

I’ve decided that the time has come to start winding down this series. I need to spend more of my time off the internet, so I can get more done, and the YouTube surfing that finding new Kate Bushs entails is one online activity I will be cutting. Besides, it’s getting to be a bit …

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 #41: Running Up That Hill by John Forté

In a recent interview in Der Spiegel, Kate Bush was asked what she thought about the influence she has on a number of top hiphop artists. Her answer was that she’s aware of it, and that she is very pleased with it. As for me, I was less aware of it, because I don’t normally …

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 #39: Babooshka by Jeanne Cherhal and J.P. Nataf

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 …

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 …