“No one thinks like Kate Bush”: Adelaide Now

4 -Star album of the week from Cameron Adams at Adelaide Now:

It’s classic Kate Bush – a wintry, glacial concept album with seven songs, 65 minutes and zero concession to 2012…most unexpected is the wonderful Snowed in on Wheeler Street…Among Angels, just Bush and a piano and a sprinkling of strings, is stunning…the title track is Bush at her literal best…Lady Gaga has a long way to go before she ever reaches Bush’s effortless levels of unique artistry, and as ever, somewhere Tori Amos is weeping into her piano because, try as she might, no one thinks like Kate Bush.”

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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2 Responses to “No one thinks like Kate Bush”: Adelaide Now

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Amen.

    I love you, Kate.

  2. Houdini says:

    What a ridiculous review!

    I don’t get journalists who think they are clever by comparing and dismissing other talented artists just to add a little drama! Let the music speak for itself.

    Kate Bush is my all time favourite artist; yet Tori Amos is pretty high up there too – although, why they continually get compared is unbeknown to me! Yes they are both female – and both play the piano – end of! Anyone who compares simply has no real understanding of music!

    Tori is a classically trained and therefore far superior pianist to Kate’s un-trained (and often mediocre) attempts; Kate would (and has) admitted to this herself. She gets by enough to compose and record – and she indeed creates wonderful soundscapes that I adore…but, let’s be honest, she will never be in the keyboard leagues of Tori nor Elton. Therefore, I doubt very much Tori will be weeping – except for Cameron Adams’ lack of writing skills!

    Kate is a very talented songwriter, unique in style and concept – and a wonderful singer, artist and musician in so many ways…she doesn’t need to be compared to be celebrated!

    Houdini

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