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.