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Kate Bush: The Kick Inside (Efteling Gardens Special 1978)

who's the real fucking goth now? only kate bush could write a song about incest and make a video in the 70s floating on a funeral barge and be both sexy and a genius.

ok boston ' goth' djs, i know you wouldn't know either a goth or a real woman if you tripped over one but kate bush is the closest thing we have on earth, male or female, to both a musical genius and a poet in the true spiritual/ sufi/druid meaning of the word not in the lame petty ' the wind is blowing/ i hate republicans who created AIDS' poetry slam corruption of the Muse. why is it like pulling your hair in a screechy girly fight manner to get you to play a female artist, especially one of such outstanding quality who's music is her own and actually means something rather than being rehashed product targeted to the lowest, most musically ignorant denominator?

look at her- she's dressed in black and she's in a goddamn coffin and she's singing about fucking her brother. like you don't get done up in drag and do the same thing every time your gf leaves town for a night.

play kate bush, for fucks sake, will you, or we dress up as mariachis and dance the tarantula on your vnv nation cds.

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I love you so much. You are a stellar human being.

Holy shit, I've not seen a ROCKAMERICA shown video for ages.

I made that comment because you say all of the things I've wanted to say, but didn't. Maybe I should just open my damn mouth once in a while and just say what the hell I'm thinking.

more people have to open their mouths particularly more women especially in the music ' scene' that has been manipulated and controlled by men who only want to hear other men and see chicks they think are hot who don't challange or criticize them.i feel it's the only path to redemption for ourselves and for what's left of ' culture' and 'art'.

then again i'm a cranky old misanthrope with nothing to lose.

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somewhere on a web site dedicated to kate someone posted something along the lines of -'kate bush is proof there's a god.' to me she's proof there's a goddess. maybe we'd still have a goth night if some of us focused on the female pagan heart that's IS the center of goth instead of closet case aryan male angry christian/satanist( same thing as far as i can tell) droids singing other people's songs.

Oh, and by the way, that video is AMAZING. It reminds me of the film "Don't Look Now."

i had never seen it because i believe it was just shown in the UK on tv and when i saw it it floored me. i realize many people find her modern dance bits a tad tedious but this is another matter.

she's so fucking beautiful and powerful and what frankly could be more goth- the funeral barge. she's so wonderful in all ways it makes me weep.

the song also points to her attempts to pattern her writing on ancient celtic poetic modalities. she's writing music out of a specific tradition and making it relevant here and now.not that anyone now realizes there could be such a tradition that's relevant to their roots theyre so bankrupted by consumerism they believe that represents their reason for being and creating.

she wrote this song when she was a teenager. if that doesnt touch the divine i don't know what does.

She's a profound musical genius. The first time I heard "This Woman's Work," I wept. Still to this day, the haunting refrain sometimes pops into my head out of the blue.

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