Great bass line on that Runbberband Girl by John Giblin the samebass player thats on Scott Walkers Tilt and In The Air Tonight by Phil C. ..amongst many others.I've listened to The Dreaming (1982) and Hounds Of Love (1985) albums plus watched a few of Kate Bush's videos and some live stuff since I brought her name up a few days ago.
she is obviously very multitalented and the audacity it takes to follow her own vision is admirable but talk about being self indulgent.
The Dreaming's only track that really appealed to me was the final song 'Get Out Of My House' which sounded a little like PIL's Flower Of Romance LP.
if anyone wants to explain why the title track has any merit whatsoever the floor is yours 'cause I think this is really awful
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View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1982 Vinyl release of "The Dreaming (Abo Song)" on Discogs.www.discogs.com
a big feature of both LP's is the new digital tech which I blame for the decline from the early 80's being loaded with vividly brilliant pop tunes to blandness of the mid 80's.
the DX7 (came out in 83) and Fairlight etc have a tendency to be very easy to spot on recordings once you knew what they are.
the other day I listened to some K.H. Stockhausen synth stuff played by his son Simon and it had that dated feeling.
Hounds Of Love (1985) has some interesting moments (well bits more like) but almost nothing really stood out that I would go back to. I thought this was a good though -
Waking The Witch
there were elements of Hounds Of Love and maybe Big Sky that I liked but not as complete songs.
that's the nice part of my post over.
both LP's had songs with trad Irish parts that the musicians involved should have known better than to get involved in - Riverdance might be interested.
Bush's piano led tracks are tragically a major precursor of the style of mellow cover versions you hear on adverts all the time.
after watching her videos and bits of the '78 Hammersmith concert my main thoughts were how much I dislike mime and her outfits and that the videos alone were enough to put me off the music.
for whatever reason K.B. always came across like a 1980's Mammy IMO and I can't get past that.
this came out in 1993 and I remember the music press reviewing this single and being scared to say anything bad about it.
the song and video were so dated (especially w/ the sessioners in her band). I remember thinking ''I wouldn't like to meet her in a dark alley''.
surely Kate B. is satirising herself here?
and this is a sanitised version of what I could have written