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 Please Kate
Author: hoip chiggs 
Date:   01-10-17 13:46

You can't keep a great artist down! After all these years, Kate Bush finally came out with new product. A live concert album, Before The Dawn features songs like Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God), Astronomer's Call (Spoken Monologue), Prelude, Prologue, and Watching Them Without Her (A Dialogue). Which is all well and good. I am very appreciative. But this is not the complete version. She left out songs like The Reckoning of Hephaestus and Prometheus, Upon The Shores of Finnegan's Wake (A Discussion) and Aegite's Epiphany, (A Diatribe).

Please Kate, I need the complete you!!

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 Re: Please Kate
Author: Paganizer 
Date:   01-11-17 04:23

Orangutan's Combover (A Muscovite Fingerprint)

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 Re: Please Kate
Author: hoip chiggs 
Date:   01-11-17 17:57

That too (Thanks for reminding me).

And The Sisyphus Paradox, Parts I through IV (A Conundrum).

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 Re: Please Kate
Author: MrFab 
Date:   01-12-17 17:19

You guy are hilarious. But come on, Kate's not that bad! Aren't those song titles more like Yes or sumthin? (Actually, Pagan's brilliant title is almost Beefheart-esque.)

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 Re: Please Kate
Author: Delvin 
Date:   01-13-17 07:43

> Orangutan's Combover (A Muscovite Fingerprint)
> And The Sisyphus Paradox, Parts I through IV (A Conundrum).

Fake news!

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 Re: Please Kate
Author: breno 
Date:   01-13-17 09:26


But come on, Kate's not that bad

Hoip's suggested titles sound more like Emo band names from the oughts decade, when deep feeling bearded laddies were regularly naming their combos Fire and Water Vie for My Soul and Fields of Morning Bring Mourning Come Evening.

But anyhow, in defense of Kate, for the most part, those tracks aren't even song titles but are just descriptions of the dramatic bits sprinkled in amongst the songs - which is actually worse than them being song titles. They're the definition of "One listen, and then try to figure out if you can deliberately scrape off the part of the CD that contains them just to be sure you never accidentally listen to them again."

I'm sure to the audience sitting in the theater, they were gripping bits of drama. Listening to them is just a reminder that dear Kate's undisputed brilliance is eternally shackled to her equally undisputed flakiness.

The unwieldy title of "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" is not really her fault - she wrote the song as "A Deal with God," but her American label rebelled, saying such a title would rile up American Christians, which was a sadly correct point of view. So she grudgingly retitled it "Running Up That Hill," but stubbornly kept her original title as the parenthetical.

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 Re: Please Kate
Author: hoip chiggs 
Date:   01-13-17 18:27

MrFab, please give a listen to 50 Words for Snow then get back to me.

Sad example of inspired artist turned stilted songstress.

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 Re: Please Kate
Author: Post-Punk Monk 
Date:   08-03-17 17:02

I just found out today that Bush thinks that Theresa May is wonderful. Hmm. Maybe it's time to sell off that Japanese "This Woman' Work" boxed set I never listened to in 27 years...

Former TP subscriber [81, 82, 83, 84]
For further rumination on the Fresh New Sound of Yesterday®

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