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    ^ I would consider that irrelevant. There were many big time Prog luminaries on the 1st Colin Scott album too.

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    I'm going to have to track down some Kate Bush on LP.

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    I'll admit, the way it was used in Stranger Things won me over.

    I am skeptical I'll become a much bigger fan of hers though.

    It doesn't help that my wife LOATHES Kate Bush though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnprogger View Post
    I'll admit, the way it was used in Stranger Things won me over.

    I am skeptical I'll become a much bigger fan of hers though.

    It doesn't help that my wife LOATHES Kate Bush though.
    LOL. She’s about the only artist in my collection that my wife likes! The proggiest one she likes anyway.
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    For the curious who won't watch Stranger Things, here's the 2nd use of Running Up That Hill. Don't watch if you plan to see but haven't hit S4E4 yet. The redhaired girl, Max, is having a nightmare vision of the alternate reality called the Upside Down, and her friends try to break her out of it by playing her favorite song.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    That's very well presented/written.
    Thanks! It annoys me that I misspelled "real."

    Someone described to me how the song is used and I guess it's a plot device, like a talisman that gets used repeatedly? Suppposedly it gets driven into the ground a little bit. Although I guess that's authetic to how it is being a teenager.

    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    LOL. She’s about the only artist in my collection that my wife likes! The proggiest one she likes anyway.
    Yeah same here. The only vaguely prog-related things my wife has ever had much interest in are Kate Bush and Alan Parsons Project (perhaps not coincidentally the two artists mentioned in this thread as not that conventionally proggy).

    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    ^ I would consider that irrelevant. There were many big time Prog luminaries on the 1st Colin Scott album too.
    Is that album worth listening to? I've been curious about it because of the cast of players but haven't been able to find it on streaming and I'm not sure if it's worth the outlay for a hard copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBES View Post
    Someone described to me how the song is used and I guess it's a plot device, like a talisman that gets used repeatedly? Suppposedly it gets driven into the ground a little bit.
    Sounds like "Gotta Get Up" in Russian Doll.
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    The song gets a tad repurposed in that it's used to accentuate escape or overcoming an adverse situation instead of what it was originally written about - men and women switching "places" to better understand one another. So it's used here in a literal sense instead of symbolically.

    Kate's videos from Hounds got a boost in MTV airplay when Gabriel's Don't Give Up got popular. I remember MTV even ran KBs older, Sat In Your Lap with all its weirdness. I remember a few others afterward (Rubberband Girl for one) got some rotation but America had fallen in love with Madonna's in-your-face sexuality and that style became the default setting for female pop, at least in the US. Kate Bush was certainly sensual but nothing she did ever resembled a lap dance. Too bad KB couldn't have saved some of the 80s for the 90s because she made more sense in the 90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBES View Post
    Is that album worth listening to? I've been curious about it because of the cast of players but haven't been able to find it on streaming and I'm not sure if it's worth the outlay for a hard copy.
    It's S-SW fare, and not particularly good S-SW at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBES View Post
    Thanks! It annoys me that I misspelled "real."
    Just hit edit and repair it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnprogger View Post
    It doesn't help that my wife LOATHES Kate Bush though.
    My wife's not a fan either. She liked Rubberband Girl for her workout playlist. Years ago when I pointed that KB had collaborated with Peter Gabriel a couple of times she said, "that makes sense"... she's not a fan of PG either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Just hit edit and repair it...
    Doesn't change it in the quote though...

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    Good old Kate-wonder if she's given up the cigarettes yet. (I nearly wrote fags)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piskie View Post
    Good old Kate-wonder if she's given up the cigarettes yet. (I nearly wrote fags)
    And then you realized at the last minute there's Yanks on this forum too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    And then you realized at the last minute there's Yanks on this forum too.
    He could have written Harry Rags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piskie View Post
    Good old Kate-wonder if she's given up the cigarettes yet. (I nearly wrote fags)
    If she hasn't she won't be running up any hills.

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    I’ll bet advertising firms are listening to the KB catalog now to find more songs the kids will love. And other mid to late-80s albums.
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    I liken this Kate Bush phenomenon to the days when we trusted humans called "DJs", people with their ears to the ground and had a particular experience that allowed them to foretell what a listening audience might like (well, that and payola too).

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    my fav Kate Bush song, by far...

    and still in my regular play rotation, her voice is so hauntingly beautiful in it...

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    Right, 3Lock! And yes, Mythos, it's just an incredibly catchy song!
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    Has the HoL album charted again too? Because a few more of those songs will appeal to the Stranger Things crowd. I also wonder if we’ll now have a new raft of singers influenced by Kate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    I've read elsewhere that other KB tunes are receiving bumps in downloads, especially Wuthering Heights. I hadn't listened that song in years. I remember a show on HBO called video jukebox that showed music videos (we didn't have MTV) and they showed some rather obscure videos from the 70s like I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You (APP) Butterfly Ball (Roger Glover) and Wuthering Heights, among others. I have to admit I was transfixed by that Wuthering Heights video.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    Kate's videos from Hounds got a boost in MTV airplay when Gabriel's Don't Give Up got popular. I remember MTV even ran KBs older, Sat In Your Lap with all its weirdness. I remember a few others afterward (Rubberband Girl for one) got some rotation but America had fallen in love with Madonna's in-your-face sexuality and that style became the default setting for female pop, at least in the US. Kate Bush was certainly sensual but nothing she did ever resembled a lap dance. Too bad KB couldn't have saved some of the 80s for the 90s because she made more sense in the 90s.


    Did you get MTV at a later date when HBO's Video Jukebox was cancelled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruno View Post


    Did you get MTV at a later date when HBO's Video Jukebox was cancelled?
    Yes. Although MTV launched in 1981 many markets in the US didn't get MTV until around 1985 for one reason or another. My home town (in west Tennessee) got MTV around 1985 despite protests from religious groups. There were a few towns in the Pacific NW that kept MTV out of their markets as late as 1988, presumably for the same reasons. When I was in the Navy, stationed on Whidbey Is, our cable TV market carried MTV in 1985. A guy I knew who from further north (Whatcom Co area) who was also stationed at NAS Whidbey, used to tape MTV for his buddies back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    My home town (in west Tennessee) got MTV around 1985 despite protests from religious groups.
    Wow! Did everybody go Footloose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Wow! Did everybody go Footloose?
    Actually, we could relate. We had school dances but I remember an incident around 1980 where a father stormed our Homecoming dance to wrench his daughter away from us "godless heathens" - his parting words. Yanking her by the arms and her wailing, "Daddy, it's not like that!" Ah yes, how the south has changed... [insert political commentary here]

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