The Tuesday Tune: “Cloudbusting”, by Kate Bush

Kate Bush is an enigma. To many, she will always be the precocious 19-year-old who topped the UK charts for four weeks  in 1978 with her debut single “Wuthering Heights,” a sensuous reimagining of Emily Bronte’s classic novel. Kate became the first woman to have a UK number-one with a self-written song and was the most photographed woman in the United Kingdom that year. I hated it when I first heard it.

But oh how the young lady grew up!

Kate could hardly be described as a prolific artist. Since her debut appearance she has released just 8 studio albums and two compilations. Her last album, Aerial, came in 2005.

A notoriously private woman, Kate toured only the once – in 1979. But the lady knew how to make some of the most remarkable music videos. I’ve chosen “Cloudbusting” because it’s my favourite. It’s a story of a scientist  (Donald Sutherland) who invents a device that can control the weather. Kate plays his daughter. When a sinister agency sends its goons out to capture her father, Kate turns the machine against them – to great effect.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the wonderful Ms. Kate Bush.

5 responses to “The Tuesday Tune: “Cloudbusting”, by Kate Bush

  1. This could be Rik’s theme song for Uphill Writing. LOL

  2. Thank you for this, I hadn’t heard the song before.
    She also did something quite clever with Peter Gabriel sometime back; can’t remember it now, perhaps it will come to me later.

  3. I enjoyed the video. Since I was busy with small children during the eighties, I don’t remember the song that well. I’m guessing the eighties because of Sutherland’s comparative youthful appearance. BTW, Peter Gabriel I DO remember. Love that smoky voice.

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