Kate Bush is widely respected as one of the most unique solo female performers to have ever emerged in the field of popular music. She has achieved that rare combination of great commercial success and critical acclaim, with Hounds of Love considered widely to be her masterpiece. The album regularly features in 'best album' lists, and in the 2004 Observer poll was the highest placed work by a solo female artist. The album allows the author, Ron Moy, the critical opportunity to explore a wide range of issues relating to technology, production, authorship, grain of the voice, iconography, critical and commercial impact, collaboration, gender, sexuality, narrative, and social and cultural context.
After being turned down because 33 1/3 is more interested in other Kate Bush albums (or they didn't like my book) I decided to self-publish my passion project about this specific version of Hounds of Love. Inside are things like facts, opinions, dreams, information and special fictional stories created for every track. There are also film and book reviews of everything (probably) that inspired Hounds of Love. If you love 33 1/3 you'll probably tolerate this. If you love Kate Bush I tried to echo her lovely eclectic nature.
Kate Bush has written some of the most memorable songs in pop music history. Wuthering Heights, her debut single shot to number 1 in 1978 and she remains something of an enigma over a quarter of a century later. A singer, songwriter, musician, dancer, actress and director, Kate has inspired a devoted following around the world. Rob Jovanovic traces the story of Kate Bush's career, from her up-bringing in the Essex countryside through her first forays into music with a series of home recordings, to her number 1 debut album that propelled her to international stardom. Including exclusive interviews with studio musicians and choreographers, Jovanovic's biography emphasises both her voracious talent and her intensely private personality.
‘An in-depth labour of love from a genuine Bush fanatic,’ Mark Radcliffe. Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory presents Kate Bush as you have never seen her before. Encounter the polymorphously perverse Kate, the witchy Kate, the queer Kate; the Kate who moves beyond the mime. Through in-depth readings of the often critically neglected works of Bush’s career (The Kick Inside, Lionheart, The Dreaming, The Red Shoes and her film The Line, the Cross and the Curve), Withers guides the reader through the complexity of Bush’s art and how it transformed popular culture.
A MUST-HAVE COLLECTION OF RARE AND UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF KATE BUSH. WITH ESSAYS BY HER BROTHER, JOHN CARDER BUSH, ABOUT KATE'S LIFE AND CAREER. Stunning and unique images from throughout Kate Bush's career including: Outtakes from classic album shoots and never-before-seen photographs from The Dreaming and Hounds of Love sessions Rare candid studio shots and behind-the-scenes stills from video sets, including 'Army Dreamers' and 'Running Up that Hill' Includes original essays from Kate's brother: From Cathy to Kate: Describes in vibrant detail their shared childhood and the whirlwind days of Kate's career Chasing the Shot: A vivid evocation of John's experience of photographing his sister 'For me, each of these images forms part of a golden thread that shoots through the visual tapestry of Kate's remarkable career. Storytelling has always been the heartbeat of Kate's body of work, and it has been a privilege to capture these photographic illustrations that accompany those magical tales' John Carder Bush
Women in Music: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography emerging from more than twenty-five years of feminist scholarship on music. This book testifies to the great variety of subjects and approaches represented in over two decades of published writings on women, their work, and the important roles that feminist outlooks have played in formerly male-oriented academic scholarship or journalistic musings on women and music.
This is the b format version of the critically acclaimed book on the singer. In "Waiting for Kate Bush", the reader will not only laugh out loud at Herskovits' attempt to make sense of his life in an alien culture, but also learn in detail what Kate Bush - known alternately as 'the barmiest bird in pop', 'the pre Raphaelite mymph with Minnie Mouse's soprano' and the 'greatest artist of the last 30 years' has been up to in the silent decade - plus - since the release of her last album.
Too Much Too Young investigates how age and gender have shaped the careers and images of pop music stars, examining the role of youth and youthfulness in pop music through a series of themed case studies. Whiteley begins by investigating the exploitation of child stars such as Brenda Lee and Michael Jackson, offering a psychoanalytic reading of the relationship between child star and oppressive manager, and looks at the current glut of boy- and girl- bands and stars in the mold of Britney Spears to examine the continuing fatal attraction of stardom for adolescents. Whiteley then considers the star images of female singer-songwriters Kate Bush, Tori Amos, and Bjork, whose 'little girl' voices and characterization by the media suggests a girlish feminitity which is often at odds with the intentions of their musical output. She then moves on to explore the rock/pop divide as it affects the image of male performers, considering why male stars usually fall into the category of 'wild boys' such as Kurt Cobain or Jim Morrison, or 'nice boys', like Cliff Richard, The Monkees, and Wham! Whiteley ends by asking what happens to stars who set so much store by manipulations of youthfulness when they begin to age, and points to stars like Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Cher to demonstrate that it is possible to achieve iconic pop status even without dying young.
Based on new archival evidence and interviews, and setting out a new theoretical framework for music video analysis, Emily Caston presents a major new analysis of music videos from 1966-2016, identifying not only their distinctive British traits, but their parallels with British film genres and styles. By analysing the genre, craft and authorial voice of music video within the context of film and popular music, the book sheds new light on existing theoretical and historical questions about audiences, authorship, art and the creative industries. Far from being an American cultural form, the book reveals music video's roots in British and European film traditions, and suggests significant ways in which British video has impacted popular film and music culture.
Under the Ivy examines Bush’s unconventional upbringing in South London, the blossoming of her talent, and her evolution into one of the most visually and sonically creative artists of the past four decades. Graeme masterfully weaves over 70 new interviews with those close to both the public artist and the private woman into his narrative. He grants unprecedented insight into Kate’s unique working methods, her pioneering use of the studio on landmark albums such as hounds of Love, her rejection of live performance, her key relationships and her profound influence on successive generations of musicians. The result is a detailed and utterly absorbing biography of Kate Bush, written with wit, style and substance. Under The Ivy is the definitive and updated account of the life and music of one of the world’s most gifted, private and often misunderstood artists.
The Edexcel A Level Music Revision Guide presents all of the key information you will need to know for the written exam (Component 3 – Appraising) of the 2016 A Level specification - For exams 2018 onwards. It includes: - The most important facts about each of the A Level set works - Extensive practice for the main essay question in the exam (Section B, essay 2), including sample answers and ‘examiner’s points’ - Top tips for preparing for the exam - A guide to the terminology you will need to know, to help you prepare for questions on the set works and ‘unfamiliar’ works
Selected and arranged by the author, and with a new introduction by novelist David Mitchell, How To Be Invisible presents the lyrics of Kate Bush published together for the first time. 'For millions around the world, Kate is way more than another singer-songwriter: she is a creator of musical companions that travel with you through life. One paradox about Kate is that while her lyrics are proudly idiosyncratic, those same lyrics evoke emotions and sensations that feel universal. Literature works in similar mysterious ways. Kate's the opposite of a confessional singer-songwriter ... You don't learn much about Kate from her songs. She's fond of masks and costumes - lyrically and literally - and of yarns, fabulations and atypical narrative viewpoints. Yet, these fiercely singular songs, which nobody else could have authored, are also maps of the heart, the psyche, the imagination. In other words, art.' David Mitchell
We are all dressed. But how often do we pause to think about the place of our clothes in our lives? What unconscious thoughts do we express when we dress every day? Can memories, meaning and ideas be wrapped up in a winter coat? These are the questions that interest Shahidha Bari, as she explores the secret language of our clothes. Ranging freely through literature, art, film and philosophy, Dressed tracks the hidden power of clothes in our culture and our daily lives. From the depredations of violence and ageing to our longing for freedom, love and privacy, from the objectification of women to the crisis of masculinity, each garment exposes a fresh dilemma. Item by item, the story of ourselves unravels. Evocative, enlightening and dazzlingly original, Dressed is not just about clothes as objects of fashion or as a means of self-expression. This is a book about the deepest philosophical questions of who we are, how we see ourselves and how we dress to face the world.
And So Is Love, Army Dreamers, Babooshka (Song), Breathing (Song), Cloudbusting, December Will Be Magic Agai
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Pages: 37. Chapters: And So Is Love, Army Dreamers, Babooshka (song), Breathing (song), Cloudbusting, December Will Be Magic Again, Deeper Understanding, Eat the Music, Experiment IV, Hammer Horror (song), Hounds of Love (song), King of the Mountain (song), Kite (Kate Bush song), List of songs recorded by Kate Bush, Love and Anger, Lyra (song), Moments of Pleasure, Moving (Kate Bush song), Ne t'enfuis pas, Night of the Swallow, Rubberband Girl, Running Up that Hill, Sat in Your Lap, Something Good (Utah Saints song), Strange Phenomena (song), Suspended in Gaffa, Symphony in Blue, Them Heavy People, There Goes a Tenner, The Big Sky (song), The Dreaming (song), The Man with the Child in His Eyes, The Red Shoes (song), The Sensual World (song), The Song of Solomon, This Woman's Work, Wild Man (Kate Bush song), Wow (Kate Bush song), Wuthering Heights (song). Excerpt: "Running Up that Hill" is a song by the English singer-songwriter Kate Bush. It was the first single from her 1985 album Hounds of Love, released in the UK on 5 August 1985. It was her first 12" single. It was the most successful of Bush's 1980s releases, entering the UK chart at No. 9 and eventually peaking at No. 3, her second-highest single peak. The single also had an impact in the United States, providing Bush with her first chart hit there since 1978, where it reached the top 30, and featured prominently within the Dance Charts. Bush also performed the song with David Gilmour of Pink Floyd at the Secret Policeman's Third Ball. The song's title for Hounds of Love and all subsequent releases was "Running Up that Hill (A Deal with God)." The B-side of the 7" single contains Bush's song "Under the Ivy." The 12-inch single contains an extended remix and an instrumental version of "Running up that Hill," as well as "Under the Ivy.."..
The Edexcel AS Level Music Revision Guide presents all the key information you will need to know for the written exam (Component 3 – Appraising) of the 2016 AS Level specification – For exams 2017 onwards. It includes the most important facts about each of the AS Level set works, extensive practice for the main essay question in the exam (Section B, essay 2), including sample answers and ‘examiner’s points’ and a guide to the terminology you will need to know, to help you prepare for questions on the set and ‘unfamiliar’ works. Clear and concise, this is the perfect preparation for any student taking the Edexcel AS Level Music exams.
CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.
Kate Bush began her career in 1978 at the age of 19 with the single ‘Wuthering Heights’, inspired by a film adaptation of the Emily Brontë novel, the first No. 1 UK single to be written and sung by a female artist, and the accompanying album ‘The Kick Inside’, both of which established her as a highly individual talent. She has always preferred the recording studio with live performances and tours having been few and far between, and all her albums have been very successful at home and abroad, her third, ‘Never For Ever’ (1980), being the first by a female artist to enter the British chart at No. 1. Her eclectic, experimental musical style with its often literary and unconventional lyrical themes has defied easy categorisation, and earned the lasting admiration of fans, fellow performers and music critics alike, while an eclectic roster of guest artists including Eric Clapton, Elton John, Prince and Stephen Fry have appeared on her work,. This book provides a thorough examination of the songs on all her singles, albums, and occasional recorded collaborations with other artists.
In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Set to the soundtrack of music that has shaped a generation, Something To Believe In will resonate with anyone whose life has been saved by rock 'n' roll. Born in Melbourne's outer suburbs in the 1970s, Andrew Stafford grew up in a time when music was a way out and a way up. His passion for rock 'n' roll led him to a career as a journalist and music critic, but along the way his battles with family illness, mental health and destructive relationships threatened to take him down. Andrew Stafford delves bravely and deeply into a life that has been shaped and saved by music's beat. From the author of the cult classic Pig City comes a memoir of music, madness, and love.