KATE BUSH Is Popular Again, Which Means We Need To


Kate Bush is experiencing a resurgence in popularity thanks to Stranger Things 4 using her song “Running Up That Hill.” Bush certainly doesn’t mind, as she recently commented to BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour: “What’s really wonderful, I think, is that this is a whole new audience who, in a lot of cases, they’d never heard of me. And I love that — the sort of all these really young people hearing the song for the first time and discovering it is, well, I think it’s very special.” And before we dive into this cover, let’s make one thing clear – Kate Bush rules and you should listen to her music.

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All that being said, this is also the perfect time to revisit Sergeant Thunderhoof‘s 2020 cover of Bush’s 1985 track “Cloudbusting.” The original has a very punctuated, almost marching feel to it with its staccato strings and upfront drums, whereas Sergeant Thunderhoof‘s is a gargantuan doom track that takes on a life and personality of its own. I mean seriously, this is a masterclass in how to cover a song.

The cover was part of Sergeant Thunderhoof‘s split with Tony Reed named Beyond The Pale: Volume One, which you can grab here. You can also check out their brand new record This Sceptred Veil here. It’s got riffs for days and days.

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