During the late '70's, the United Kingdom gave rise to a 17 year old female musical artist

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During the late '70's, the United Kingdom gave rise to a 17 year old female musical artist named Kate Bush. With the help of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, she burst on the scene with a screech, a wail and a strange hook-ridden paen based on and named for the biting novel "Wuthering Heights". Forsaking conventional techniques for more innovative ones, she received accolades from critics and the record buying public at large - in her native homeland. Subsequent album releases such as "Never For Ever", Lionheart" and "The Dreaming" never really caught fire on these shores. Perhaps that's why loyal Kate Bush fans developed a bond between this artist and her music. Catching up with Bush wasn't exactly and easy proposition. Though she hasn't formally toured in North America (though has appeared on Saturday Night Live in '78 and a brief promotional visit in February) she is showing a high profile throughout Europe. When finally making contact with her, one was made abundantly clear "I'm concerned with promoting the music, I'm not really interested in promoting me." The statement is an accurate one. Kate keeps her private life tightly under wraps. Whatever information is discovered about the singer/songwriter/composer/producer must be learned from interviews, or more importantly, from the music itself. 1978 was an auspicious year for Bush. Records played often on British airwaves, during that time, were often greeted with little enthusiasm. When her single "Heights" was introduced it rose to the #1 spot in 3 weeks. A welcome change! The whirlwind journey of the single, and the album debut propelled Bush to superstar status in native England and neighboring lands. By now, Bush's continued evolvement into new territories is better known. Her latest epic "Hound of Love" shows that this artist won't change her style to suit the average joe. However, the prominence of dance club hits and a larger promotional effort landed Bush in the top 30 for the first time in her 8 year career. When one is constantly awarded with such titles as "Best Female Singer" and has received gold records with regularity, it's tough to break away from the situation long enough to try and duplicated that success elsewhere. Having focused on England, Sweden, Germany, and the like, rumor has it that the concentration will now be on North American audiences. Stay tuned! Selected Kate Bush Discography LP's/EP's The Kick Inside Never for Ever Lionheart On Stage Kate Bush The Dreaming Hounds of Love X-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-X Another file downloaded from: The NIRVANAnet(tm) Seven & the Temple of the Screaming Electron Taipan Enigma 510/935-5845 Burn This Flag Zardoz 408/363-9766 realitycheck Poindexter Fortran 510/527-1662 Lies Unlimited Mick Freen 801/278-2699 The New Dork Sublime Biffnix 415/864-DORK The Shrine Rif Raf 206/794-6674 Planet Mirth Simon Jester 510/786-6560 "Raw Data for Raw Nerves" X-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-X


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