Her music is not formally prog but it has many characteristics also found in prog that prog rock listeners would enjoy. Kate Bush also seems to have a knack for writing a surefire pop lick. Kite for instance is a very catchy pop song while yet full of character. It was not however released as a single, being the B-side, instead, to the no. A most unusual pop 'hit', that, mysterious, creepy and enchanting.
The piano chords following the verse are so mesmerising that I can Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (Cassette hopelessly gush about their effect as I listen to it at the time of writing.
It resolves into a more run of the mill chorus than Moving and the guitar coda is also more generic which might have aided the commercial success of this single. Some other hallmarks of her music like the prominence of harps are also already evident. There is still some way to go yet for the development of fretless bass to approach its eventual importance in her sound. Also, on two songs, namely Saxophone Song and Man with the child Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (Cassette his eyes, she shuns her theatrical attack and goes for a mellow tone.
She sounds very sincere in a Sandy Denny vein but a tad unremarkable with this approach. Not surprisingly, such a tone is nowhere in evidence by the time of The Dreaming. While Kate Bush's 'natural' voice is beautiful, it lacks presence and power so even if I get off sometimes on her overwrought theatrics, I find that more appealing and memorable.
Her trademark theatrics do help shore up the second half of the album. For it swiftly slides downhill post Wuthering Heights. It's not as if the songs suddenly start to stink. On the contrary, James and the Cold Gun for instance is a very catchy song and Feel It anticipates some aspects of her subsequent work. But Kate is unable to sustain the marvellous impression created by the first half - and it does set the bar really high. The second half sounds more like an alternative Kick Inside wherein it is just a regular debut of a promising pop artist with some distinct stylistic aspects and the songs tend to resolve to safety rather than thrill, Album).
The two halves put together is a fairly schizophrenic experience and I am sure a lot of fans just avoid the second half altogether, even though it is decidedly not nearly that bad. Because said inconsistency mars the impact of this album quite a bit, I cannot rate this album 5 stars. But it's a very strong 4 stars that I do give and has some of my favourite Kate Bush tracks as well as that of, I am sure, many other fans.
After sending her demos around one finally got to David Gilmour who would help her refine them into more professional sounding pieces and thus would help catapult her into instant stardom in her native UK. By the time she was 19 her debut album was released and her singles such as 'Wuthering Heights' began to fly up the charts at home and then abroad.
I listen to this now and it does the same for as it did the very first time I heard it. Powerful stuff indeed because of Kate's strangely idiosyncratic vocal style and haunting cord changes that she has successfully integrated into the music to give it a unique feminine style. It still gives me goosebumps. It took me 40 years to finally listen to get The Kick Inside and give it the attention it deserved. And I was impressed. I should have bought it at the time after all.
Well, better late than never. Although no track here surpass her most famous hit song how could it be different? Still a teenager, she sounds as confident as any seasoned pro. Well, and considering that some of them were written when she was 13 make them even the more remarkable! Of course the fact that the album was very well produced and arranged does not hurt either. She was backed by some of the finest musicians at the time: most of them from the Alan Parsons Project, which helped to give the record a bands feel and a Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (Cassette whole, even if some of the stuff was quite varied.
Al in all a stunning debut for this great artist. Maybe her most accessible album in her long career. Not perfect, of course, but an incredible start for someone so young. And one who stood so well the test of time.
A must have for any music lover. Yesterday I listened to this album after a long while, and I felt a good deal of the same magic that fulfilled me as a teenager.
At the time, aroundI already had all Kate Bush's studio albums up to that point. Being a debut of a very young and unexperienced performer, in the artistic measures The Kick Inside understandably loses in several ways to masterpieces such as Hounds of Love and The Dreaming, but it also has unique charm, or indeed magic if you like, that is hard to find elsewehere in any popular music. It is starry-eyed romantic, very melodic, a little naiive in a good way, and most of all deeply sensual.
I know people who have made love while playing this album I haven't, perhaps to avoid competition of my attention. It has 13 songs. I have never much enjoyed 'Kite' or 'Them Heavy People' slightly silly, merry songs that I rather skipand 'James and the Cold Gun' is a bit boring melodically until the final vocal line and the following guitar solo of Ian Bairnson.
The remaining ten songs are either extremely lovely or very enjoyable. The overwhelming sensualism continues on the vinyl's B side. How sad that sex in today's pop music is usually very banal and commercial, not sensual and intimate like this. Kate Bush b. That undoubtedly explains the certain naivism, or child-like sense of wonder -- not that it would be a bad thing in the first place.
Later she became more and more self-sufficient as her own producer, but for the success of the debut's music, the work of well chosen collaborators is invaluable. Arranging and producing were on the hands of Andrew Powell who had worked with The Alan Parsons Project as well as several musicians playing here. The following album Lionheart -- which is pretty good -- was quickly made within the same year, and its song cycle is less captivating than this song cycle.
The album cover for The Kick Inside is not very convincing with all the orientalism that would suit better for a Chinese restaurant. A strong debut album by a gifted piano player, composer with original high-pitched voice. Not surprisingly, songs are piano oriented with mellow arrangements and a touch of progressive rock textures while being rooted in songwriter pop.
However, compositions are more ambitious than commercial po Some albums are Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (Cassette blueprint to wich albums, I'd yet have to discover in the expanded and wonderful universe of recorded music, have to comply. Kate Bush is an artist that's had numerous musical peaks throughout her career The Dreaming being her most experimental, Hounds Of Love her most complete and well-writtenbut "The Kick Inside" seems to be her magnum opus.
A perfect combination of a rawly produced progressive record with a very wa This is a really good debut and it is remarkable to think that this creative talent came from a teenager.
Bush was already writing songs as young as eleven! Her style was very original and eclectic especially for the time, although I think this early sound still influences and affects many people I have always admired Kate Bush from afar. Not as a sex object but as an artist. Her sophistication and her career is an example for everyone. She is a mythical person. Strangely enough because she refuse to be a mythical person.
Instead, she is doing her weekly shoppings in just the kind of s Kate isn't a prog rocker. She isn't even a sheer rocker. Her music is sophisticated, emotional pop.
Many suggest she's the 'female Bowie'. Why not? Although she refused stubbornly to mess herself with any contemporary sounds of her time. That means she just wanted to be herself. The popular mu For me, Kate Bush made kind of a fortunate furthermore, very fortunate album.
In the world of music, starting your adventure in the good way is always something profitable, and this is a good example unfortunately, latter efforts would show us some ups and downs This album provides the A certain shorecoming, a call of Venus from the sea, as the whales sings in the begining of the album, the realisation of 4 years of work, between profetional demos and more and pulled conposition try to ear the Album) "Cathy demos" from these times, only 3 songs produced by Gilmour left You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.
Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Of course, two songs made the album and Kate Bush became very popular: "Moving" and "Wuthering Heights".
Kate Bush vocal quality is really good and in respect to this album, it has become a major selling point for this album. This is not actually the case for me as I can see the beauty of Kate Bush' music as it has an excellent ambient. I thought initially that the music of Kate Bush is something like pop music. But when I observe the subtleties of the music, it goes beyond pop music. There is no such complex arrangement pertinent to this album.
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Kate Bush 's first album, The Kick Inside, released when the singer/songwriter was only 19 years old (but featuring some songs written at 15 and recorded at 16), is her most unabashedly romantic, the sound of an impressionable and highly precocious teenager spreading her wings for the first time. May 02, · The first Kate Bush album, first released 16th February Seven different official album cover variations are known. The original (UK) "kite" cover is the most widespread/5(K). The Kick Inside by Kate Bush song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position Album: The Kick Inside Lee from Ottawa, Canada Hello rifilrocheckcenpo.stosinatflirridekefedtethenesspo.coly,Kate Bush,who wrote the song,has said herself that it is about a brother and rifilrocheckcenpo.stosinatflirridekefedtethenesspo.co verify this you could check out the website "Cloudbusting. Released in November , it was Bush's third UK number one album. The compilation went on to become her best-selling release to date, being certified four times platinum in the United Kingdom. The album includes eleven of Bush's previous singles, with a previously unreleased track entitled " Experiment IV ", which had been released as a single and reached the UK Top Jan 19, · Released when she was just 19, and including songs begun four years earlier, Bush’s landmark debut is playful, experimental, and defiant: the sound of a young woman getting what she wants. That. The Kick Inside is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician Kate Bush. It was released on 17 February and contains her UK number one hit, "Wuthering Heights". The album peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart and has been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry/5(). The Kick Inside is a superb debut album. The 18 year old singer songwriter was spotted by Floyds Dave Gilmour, and to this day her contribution to progressive popular music /5(32). The Kick Inside, an Album by Kate Bush. Released in on EMI America (catalog no. SW; Vinyl LP). Genres: Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter. my favorite album of kate bush. her voice will make you melt so be warned:P - Symphony in Blue - In Search of Peter Pan - Wow - Don'. The Kick Inside, an Album by Kate Bush. Released 17 February on EMI (catalog no. ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Art Pop.
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