- Kate Bush – only for Old People?!
So she’s going to be touring again, for the first time in 35 years. I never liked her back then, but then I was only ‘ickle. They’ve just played her on 6 Music and, despite me being officially middle-aged at the end of the month, I still don’t. Screechy whiney nonsense.
So, am I just not old enough still? Or is she a bit rubbish?Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
Are you insane?!!! A bit rubbish? Kate Bush is a bloody genius!!! And 6 music played the best thing she’s ever done too. Dream of Sheep is utterly utterly gorgeous. Its sublime. And without doubt the finest song anyone has ever written about losing consciousness as you drown
Have a word with yourselfPosted 4 years agotwiglet_monsterMember
not everyone’s cup of tea, especially when she is screechy (mostly when she was a youngun, I hated her then)
Now she’s grown up I think her last few albums have been sublime. Its sit and listen on a good hifi system or good headphones sort of music.
very very excited at the opportunity to see her live – an outrageously talented musician at the top of her game touring for the first time in 35 years? yes please!
TMPosted 4 years agoplumberMember
give her some fruitcake she’ll do anything !!!!her last album had songs about watching the washing go round in the machine- and it was called aerial
You is a bit out of date innit
Anyway – I’m going to pay whatever it costs to see the genius of Kate – she’ll be way past here prime but **** it nobody ever thought that this would happenPosted 4 years agoderekfishMember
When you consider how old she was when she first kicked off, she was/is a genius, one of very few women who could have had me back then, before I was spoiled once ‘they’ the psycho’s who have plagued my life since had me away..
I had such a crush.. In my senility I’m still considering attending one of the concerts, probably won’t happen, matron unlikely to let me out..Posted 4 years ago
I had a friend beg me to take her to see Kate, she’s a huge fan, considering that Kate stopped touring five years before my friend was even born.Posted 4 years ago
Why this stupid obsession with the age of artists and their audience? If you don’t understand the appeal, fine, whatever, but to then seemingly sneer at those who do, by making comments like ‘only for old people’, Christ, have a talk with yourself, you just come across as patronising and sanctimonious.
I guess you have be almost dead to like John Lee Hooker, then?
Kate’s in her fifties, hardly old. When I saw Leonard Cohen last year, a man who’s nearly in his eighties, there were children in the audience not even into their teens, are you going to patronise them for liking his music?
Just go back to your Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber and One Direction records, leave the real music to the grown ups.edlongMember
So she’s going to be touring again..
Define “tour” – these are the dates in full:
26 August – London’s Eventim Apollo, HammersmithPosted 4 years ago
27 August – London’s Eventim Apollo
29 August – London’s Eventim Apollo
30 August – London’s Eventim Apollo
2 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
3 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
5 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
6 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
9 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
10 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
12 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
13 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
16 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
17 September – London’s Eventim Apollo
19 September – London’s Eventim ApolloRockape63Member
Anyway – I’m going to pay whatever it costs to see the genius of Kate – she’ll be way past here prime but **** it nobody ever thought that this would happen
+ 1 Ive got all her albums on CD now and we often have a Kate Bush morning in t’office! 😀
I used to have posters of her on my wall! 8)
PS: I am old though! 😳Posted 4 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
I’m a teeny bit younger than Kate and remember thinking WOW! this girl is something else. However I can also see that she’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
This is not a go at you nettles but just lately I’m getting weary of chaps on here saying ” oooh have you seen Kylie lately, she’s showing her age”. Arrrggghh. Funnily women do grow old and will not always look like they did when 19. I was lucky enough to stand a few feet away from Kylie last year and she looked utterly amazing, beautiful in fact.
Ready for the same sort of comments about Kate too 🙄Posted 4 years agoJohnClimberSubscriber
A life long fan here, who care’s if she doesn’t tour, it’s Kate, I’d travel the world to see her live.
I’m off on holiday with nothing planned for those two weeks as well, so a mid week show looks to be on the cards, assuming I’m quick off the mark next Friday at 9.30amPosted 4 years agouponthedownsMember
Screechy whiney nonsense
The OP got it right. I remember seeing Wuthering Heights on the telly in 1977. It was screechy nonsense then and its still screechy nonsense.
Dave Gilmour is a hero of mine but I’ll never forgive him for discovering Kate Bush.
She’s one of those Marmite artists and I don’t like Marmite.Posted 4 years ago
So she’s going to be touring again..
Well, Katebush.com describe it as ‘Live on Stage’, it’s the ticket agencies who’ve decided to refer to it as a tour. She always said she wouldn’t tour again, this is a good compromise, a whole string of dates in one large venue, allowing people to travel, maybe stop over, and make a bigger event of it. Oddly enough, people are quite prepared to travel large distances to see a favourite artist; last year Goldfrapp played the Trinity in Bristol, an 800 capacity venue, as a warm-up to their Somerset House and Manchester orchestra gigs. There was a bloke in the queue who’d driven from Harwich to Bristol, just for the gig, and was driving straight back home again. I’ve been at others in Bristol where people have driven down from Liverpool, even come across from the continent.Posted 4 years ago
Which reminds me, Goldfrapp did a concert in Manchester with a full orchestra, but that’s the only one they did: what about the rest of the UK, huh?
It’s no different to travelling to London for a musical or opera, nobody seems to worry because Turandot or Les Mis aren’t doing a fifty-date tour of the UK.
It’s possibly that Kate might do a similar thing at other venues in the UK, but I wouldn’t place a bet on it; nobody ever expected her to even do one concert a year ago, let alone fifteen!
DezB – Member
How much are you prepared to pay to be disappointed (and then pretend you’re not cos you paid so much)?
Dez, you never fail to post up disparaging comments about other people’s musical tastes. I’m pretty damn sure nobody will be disappointed, one thing Ms Bush most certainly is is a perfectionist; she won’t do it if she can’t make it pretty much flawless. Her voice, like most women’s after having a child, has dropped down the range, and got richer and fuller, so the early stuff is going to sound different, but that’s true of any artist who isn’t a product of a TV reality show, and vanishes twelve months after their one album is released.Posted 4 years ago
I’m still going to see artists I first saw thirty-forty years ago, and I’ve very rarely been disappointed by anyone, in fact I can only think of two, in forty-four years of gig-going: John Martyn, who was so completely shitfaced on one occasion he was virtually incoherent, and Kat Bjelland’s Katastrophy Wife, which was just a car crash of a gig, a total, shambolic mess, a shame because I’d really enjoyed Babes In Toyland.
I post my opinions CountZero. Sme as other people do, have a look through the thread – what do I actually say about Kate Bush? Do other people slag her off?
I never say “You shouldn’t like this because…”.
Get over yourself.
If you can find me one single example of where I’ve been disparaging about other people’s taste, post it up. (Apart from the Phil Collins one (which is excusable!)Posted 4 years ago
Just go back to your Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber and One Direction records, leave the real music to the grown ups.
Now that’s what I call disparaging.Posted 4 years ago
Seems like you think your opinions are more valid than anyone else’s because, ooh look at you you’ve been to a lot of gigs (where you’ve ruined it for other people sticking your camera in the way, no doubt).
(where you’ve ruined it for other people sticking your camera in the way, no doubt)
Ha! No, because I make sure it’s held in front of me where it doesn’t get into other people’s vision. Not like the idiots I see holding mobiles aloft videoing entire songs, or worse, hold bloody iPads up in the air. My camera’s tiny, not like back when I could walk in with an SLR, and sit on the side of the stage.Posted 4 years ago
And I don’t use flash, it’s much too intrusive.
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