Friday, January 04, 2008

He's here again

I am not what one would consider a Kate Bush fan - not by a long shot. I admire and respect her as an artist, but I just don't much care for her music. Most of the time, I find her voice rather grating and not very appealing. She is, I believe, an acquired taste which I have not really acquired. However, I was mentioning to Heidi the other night that the one Kate Bush song that I really have latched onto is "The Man With The Child In His Eyes." I'm not sure why, but I think it's just gorgeous.

Now there are some other Kate Bush songs that I do like - "The Red Shoes" and "Rubberband Girl" but none, in my opinion have the beautiful simplicity of "The Man With The Child In His Eyes."

I think, as artists go, I have to take Kate Bush in very small servings. But like I said, I do admire her body of work and her bravery in going her own way.


xolondon said...

I am a Kate obsessive!

That is all, carry on...

Myfizzypop said...

i never cease to be amazed by the beauty of This Woman's Work. It is utterly glorious. And the track on The Golden Compass is tragically overlooked. Remind me to put my college essay about the red shoes online at some point!

Dan said...

I had completely forgotten about This Woman's Work! That one is good - Casey Stratton has covered that and his version is very note-for-note remake, but I still enjoy it! Another one that I really like is "The Big Sky." So I guess I like more Kate Bush than I originally thought.