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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Alterna-Rock Bands and Kate Bush: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

posted by on September 10 at 13:50 PM

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I first experienced the truth of the subject line thanks to the Futureheads, whose “Hounds of Love” is one of the best covers I’ve ever heard. (Though nothing will ever top this. No, not even this.)

I re-experienced the truth of the subject line this morning, thanks to Ra Ra Riot’s The Rhumb Line, which features a lovely take on Crazy Queen Kate’s “Suspended in Gaffa.”

Dear indie-rock world: More Kate Bush covers, please.

(Speaking of surprisingly good covers, I recently gave a listen to Morrissey’s Live at Earls Court, which kicks Rank’s ass and features a great cover of Patti Smith’s “Redondo Beach,” which made me appreciate the song in a way Horses never did. Weird, but hurrah.)

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1

Not the best Kate Bush cover, but the video is kind of fun...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aERUfpAOV8

Posted by defman23 | September 10, 2008 4:32 PM
2

By the way, Ra Ra Riot are playing at King Cobra w/ Walter Meego on Sat, Sept 20th.

Posted by Wes | September 10, 2008 4:59 PM
3

Petra Haden did a nice Wuthering Heights cover when she was playing with the Decemberists a few years back (OK, she had some trouble with the crazily high notes but it was an excellent try)

Posted by kbfan | September 10, 2008 5:04 PM
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Another great "Wuthering Heights" - White Flag, on the compilation "Tannis Root Presents: Freedom of Choice". Awesome album in general.

Posted by Scott Faulkner | September 10, 2008 5:11 PM
5

I give you one better -- the Kate Bush Medley!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJbjAwvRWLs

Posted by Chrissyliz | September 10, 2008 10:04 PM
6

portland's own chromatics covering "running up that hill"
http://gorillavsbear.blogspot.com/2007/08/chromatics-cover-kate-bush.html

Posted by dreww | September 11, 2008 4:59 AM
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Does Utah Saint's sampling Kate Bush count? That was one fucking brilliant piece of work

Posted by britpopguy | September 12, 2008 1:53 PM

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