Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Which Kate Bush Do You Dream Of?

"Kate is perceived to be more ‘one of us’ than other pop/rock figures, one of the extended family. There’s a feeling that she’s ‘stayed the same’, that success ‘hasn’t spoiled her’. She’s someone you might have known at sixth-form college, or at your Saturday job (the artier kind, obviously: knick-knack stall at the local market); but definitely a scream down the pub, with her packet of Silk Cut and pint of proper scrumpy. At the same time, people are drawn to her peacock’s-tail otherness, the slightly recherché taste for odd bods like Ouspensky, Gurdjieff and Wilhelm Reich. She has the soul of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, but the robust mien of Mrs Thatcher at a 1980s cabinet meeting."
Some thoughts about Kate Bush.

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LondonLee (#922)

I like Michael Bracewell's description of her in his book England Is Mine: "Pop’s equivalent of the mad girl in the attic… covering the territory of Angela Carter’s A Company of Wolves in the guise of a pre-Raphaelite raised on Jackie”

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