Helmed by Gilmour's friend, Andrew Powell, it's a lush blend of piano grandiosity, vaguely uncomfortable reggae and intricate, intelligent, wonderful songs. All delivered in a voice that had no precedents. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Retrieved 2 May The album was so good, the messages within the tracks, still hold true today. There was nothing quite like this at the time, and listening to the album now, I appreciate it even more today. Tony Woods: This is a great debut album. There may have been better to come but what a way to start. I still listen to this today and get the same enjoyment I got from it many years ago.
As an aside I feel truly sorry for some people who post 'this isn't rock' comments on albums such as this and Brothers in Arms. Why sorry? You may ask. Well rock music has such a broad spectrum and palette on which these great artists can weave their magic that some people miss out on so much. An artist such as Kate Bush will always divide opinion, is she pop or rock or prog?
She is a class artist who brings all this to the table and so much more. A stunning debut album. It has grown on me over repeated listens, but I generally start to lose interest after the stellar James and the Cold Gun.
Ultimately, a striking debut by an undeniably influential artist. The UK got a brilliant red and yellow cover that had a stylized photo of Bush hang-gliding as the centerpiece. Absolutely stunning. It makes me wonder what other bands were huge in the UK, but never had similar success in the States. Any others? Carl Black: The only thing I knew about this album was an early 90's British punk band called China Drum who's big break was Mike Dent from Green Day wearing their t-shirt during the When I Come a Round video did a cover of Wuthering Heights and a fine cover it is to, worth a YouTube search so I entered this with my knowledge limited to the later 80's hits.
Not for me. Its on the edge of my taste so it needed something that never came, lots of wailing, plenty of the ol Joanne, and did I detect some reggae tinged songs? On a side note, the most interesting thing that happened to me during listening to this album was I broke my wine glass. Luckily the glass just split and I was able to transfer the wine into another glass with no wastage.
No alcohol was harmed during the listening of this album. Mike Bruce: As the weeks go by we'll probably hear better albums than this one. Possibly more contentious ones too. But I doubt we'll hear music more shot through with a unique, ineffable magic, or a piece that invites us as seductively to step into someone else's world. Although journalistic shorthand often compares artists to Kate Bush, flattering by comparison, there really is no one like her and this is a great place to start.
Oh to Be in Love 7. Room for the Life 8. Strange Phenomena 9. The Kick Inside The Saxophone Song Them Heavy People Cheeeek that out dude. Lead RIFFs:. Bad selection.Jan 19, · That Kate Bush named her debut album The Kick Inside might make it seem like her music is the product of a maternal wellspring. Women artists likening their work to their children is one /