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Old 04-01-2013, 22:01
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W-w-w what's up doc
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:01
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I used to read all of the music papers in 1978, I don't remember them dismissing Kate Bush as a one-hit-wonder like they seem to be telling us here
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:01
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To think I only streamed 54 a few days ago... off Netflix...


Ahhh - first of many Elvis Costello tracks..
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:01
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Wuthering Heights. Nets Kate loads of PRS money from classic compilations. BOM gets a little PRS money from being on Graham Norton's I Can't Believe It's Not Better slot.
OK we get it. Kate Bush better than Brotherhood of Man shocker.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:03
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I used to read all of the music papers in 1978, I don't remember them dismissing Kate Bush as a one-hit-wonder like they seem to be telling us here
I think there was a bit of WTF going through people's minds when Wuthering Heights was released.. but when she followed up wht Babooshka, Man with the Child In His Eyes etc...

She came in for a bit of ribbing at the time...
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:03
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OK we get it. Kate Bush better than Brotherhood of Man shocker.
Yeah - I know I was stating the obvious...
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:04
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Elvis yes! I even remember all the words!

(even though he mumbles them so quickly)
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:04
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I love this song. Takes me right back to those times.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:05
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Elvis' live performance here undermines the urban myths about the show being all miming that was said again earlier tonight. Agreed thatmost did mime but it was possible to perform live if you insisted.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:05
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Ahhh - Manfred Mann's Earth Band... who else started air-drumming after the 1st 4 lines?
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:06
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I think there was a bit of WTF going through people's minds when Wuthering Heights was released.. but when she followed up wht Babooshka, Man with the Child In His Eyes etc...

She came in for a bit of ribbing at the time...
Actually yeah, I recall at school the next day everyone saying "what the F**k was THAT?"
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:06
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I think there was a bit of WTF going through people's minds when Wuthering Heights was released.. but when she followed up wht Babooshka, Man with the Child In His Eyes etc...

She came in for a bit of ribbing at the time...
Well the track was released at her very own insistance. The powers that be did not want it to be, and never expected it to be a hit. She had the coup de grace though. Great for someone so young.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:07
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Actually yeah, I recall at school the next day everyone saying "what the F**k was THAT?"
Yup - especially the second appearance when she was in that white dress, whirling aroudnt he frame.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:07
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Legs & Co with blokes. And not just Floyd!

ETA Sue looks bloody gorgeous.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:08
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And how many times have we seen Grease go out on Film4, E4, Ch4....?
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:10
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And how many times have we seen Grease go out on Film4, E4, Ch4....?
It's the first time I've had to hit the mute button (and I even endured Figaro). Absolutely bloody hate Grease. Horrible horrible horrible.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:10
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I used to read all of the music papers in 1978, I don't remember them dismissing Kate Bush as a one-hit-wonder like they seem to be telling us here
They actually said that, much of the press at the time were writing her debut off as a novelty one hit wonder.

It is not thwt they are say now.


'Man With the Child in His Eyes' was my favourite of her songs.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:10
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Aaaand Rat Trap! sadly the edited lines...
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:13
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Who was the guy who said he hoped he would meet Legs and Co but they were more interested in Showaddywaddy and Dave Van Day??
Pete Briquette.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:13
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Who else was singing along to the Rats?
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:14
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even as a 14 year old I found Geldof an irritant .... even if the music wasn't bad.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:14
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Not sure how history now judges Bob Geldof either musically, or in the bigger picture after all that followed to make him a Saint almost. To be honest I think many would have liked to rip his picture in half by the end of 1985 also!
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:14
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Airport - another classic...
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The Motors....Awesome
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Who else was singing along to the Rats?
Me. It's my favourite song of theirs. Great lyrics.
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