Tricky – “She Should Be More Treasured Than The Beatles”

TrickyTricky talks Kate in MojoIn an incredible tribute to Kate, Tricky writes an article in this month’s MOJO magazine (July ’03) on how Kate’s 1978 album, The Kick Inside, changed his life. “Some of the greatest singers in the world…you can spot their influences. But Kate Bush has no mother or father. I’d be an average musician, like everyone else, if it wasn’t for her.” He goes on to recall how he first heard the album: “Her music has always sounded like dreamland to me…I have so many copies of The Whole Story lying around the world.” He says that his track Strugglin‘ was inspired by Breathing, “just the texture, the suffocation of it”. He concludes by writing: “When I hear The Kick Inside now, I still wish I’d written those songs. I don’t believe in God, but if I did, her music would be my bible. Her music sounds religious to me. She should be treasured more then The Beatles. That she isn’t is probably down to her own personality, because she can walk away from everything, and not make albums, and I so respect her for that. Just to live your life, and not play the game – to me, that’s success.”

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Seán Twomey has been running the Kate Bush News & Information site since January 1998.
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