What do people expect from a Kate Bush song? Mythical creatures? Fantasy? So I’ve heard, but in fact much of Kate Bush’s music is heavily rooted in the here and now. Many of her songs deal with critically important issues which pertain to the world today, such as war, the dispossession of indigenous peoples and homophobia.
Unlike more overtly political or activist musicians, Kate doesn’t write songs with an obvious position or political angle. Instead she inhabits the emotional world of someone in a particular situation – and invites we the listeners, to relate.
In this episode, we discuss some of these wonderful songs, such as The Dreaming, Pull Out the Pin and Kashka from Baghdad.
You can download the sound file at www.katebushradioshow.podomatic.com
All song copyright belongs to Ms Bush.