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 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 #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 …