Kate Bush, 60 today

Kate Bush, 60 today


norman lebrecht

July 30, 2018

The most astonishing vocal classic in the whole of rock music.


  • CYM says:

    Will someone explain why she is « The most astonishing vocal in the whole of rock music »

  • mr oakmountain says:

    Priceless: The cover version by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.


  • John Rook says:

    Met her in the mid-1990s. Nice girl, pretty shy.

  • Doug says:

    You consider her “astonishing”? No wonder the thought police here delete comments on a regular basis.

    • Hilary says:

      The leap down of a 7th (e to f) in the first measure of the vocal line is hardly commonplace.

      6 bar phrase with a half bar (2/4) tagged on at the end is another pecualirity.

      Evidence of ballet training in the way she moves.

  • Lord Bus Stop says:

    What a wonderful surprise to read about Kate Bush on this site. Happy Birthday indeed!

  • Ricardo says:

    Boo!! Kate Bush is a bloody genius. If you don’t get her and her music it is your bloomin’ loss. Happy Birthday!

    • Ricardo says:

      …and anything other than “marginal”

    • Stephen says:

      Jolly well said, Ricardo…some of these folks just don’t get it. I think they are basing their judgement on the one video posted when Kate was 19 years old. Her 40-year body of work is pure genius.

    • CYM says:

      Kate Bush, a ‘bloody genius’ ?! Dracula is going to be very upset !!

  • John Rook says:

    Comment on a recent Grauniad thread: ‘One in the Bush is worth five in the hand’.