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Heaven’s Kate: Kate Bush

Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 6 November 1993


KATE BUSH AN ENGLISH original. In 1978, that wavering, starburst voice seemed to come out of nowhere, but only because it's from that same un-American, un-rock'n'roll place as Johnny Rotten's snarl, Morrissey's plummy plaintiveness, Robert Wyatt's moist melancholy. Like the above, Kate Bush's singing is almost like "English soul" (i.e. nothing to do with faux-American blue-eyed soul).

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