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The Kate Bush Fan Podcast
59 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 41 - Bush Telegraph - December Will be 40!!
The Bush Telegraph have another Christmas special, covering all things 'December Will Be Magic Again', which celebrates its 40th anniversary this month. Paul and Darrell, chatting transatlantically, reminisce about the classic Christmas song from Kate. On this podcast we get to hear the first version, as well as a live version from the 'Kate Show' in 1979. The lads also reminisce about rushing out after school to get the single, and they discuss reviews and chart stats. There is also a great cover of this song on the podcast. For a Christmas 'bonus', we also get to hear the two jingles Kate sang for Capital One and Radio 1.
88 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 40 - Bush Telegraph - Never For Ever 40th Anniversary
Bush Telegraph cover all things ‘Never For Ever’, celebrating 40 years of the first album to reach number one by a British female solo artist. Six of the ten songs had been seen as videos or costumed performances in the previous 9 months on TV. These and other performances are discussed, including Darrell seeing Kate sing ‘Wedding List’ live in 1982. We hear Kate being interviewed on Radio 1 about the album, as well as reading Kate, John and Paddy’s takes on the recording process from the KBC Newsletter, and reviews of the album from the music mags of the day. This and much, much more!…
62 minutes | a year ago
Episode 39 - Bush Telegraph - Beating Around The Bush
Paul quizzes Darrell on the ‘Nicholas Pegg’s Kate Bush Emoji Quiz’, followed by the ‘Would You Rather’ game. Then both reminisce about misheard lyrics that will bring a smile to your face. To end the podcast, Darrell’s teenage son is grilled again on Kate songs, and the pièce de resistance is a Radio 4 exclusive on the best Kate tribute band that ever existed!
64 minutes | a year ago
Episode 38 - Top 10 Feel Good Kate Bush Moments!
Seán introduces a Top 10 countdown of the most FEEL GOOD moments of Kate Bush's career! He reads out contributions from Kate fans around the world describing their own personal joyful moments from Kate's decades of output.
68 minutes | a year ago
Episode 37 - Bush Telegraph - Somewhere in Between
Somewhere In Between 'The Sensual World' And 'The Red Shoes' - Sometimes the gaps between Kate Bush albums can seem like an eternity but the years between Kate's 6th and 7th albums were full of treats for us fans. In this podcast Bush Telegraph - aka, Darrell and Paul discuss Kate's contribution to 'The Comic Strip Presents' series including the track 'Ken'. They also play a Kate song that was never commercially released. They also discuss the release of the 1990 Box set anthology 'This Woman's Work', the 1990 Convention and Kate's cover of 'Rocket Man' released in 1991 including a short radio interview from the time. We also get a bonus feature where Darrell's teenage son is given the ultimate Kate song test!
87 minutes | a year ago
Episode 36 - Dawn of the Fish People
Seán reflects on Kate's remarkable decade from 2010-2019: two studio albums released in a single year, her first live shows in 35 years and the launch of her own record label with Kate's entire catalogue remastered on CD and vinyl - WOW!
74 minutes | a year ago
Episode 35 - Bush Telegraph - 30 Years of The Sensual World
Seán introduces Bush Telegraph celebrating 30 Years of ‘The Sensual World’, Kate’s beautiful 6th studio album. Paul and Darrell reminisce over the release of ‘The Sensual World’ in 1989, and how their views of it have changed over the years – with re-workings on ‘Director’s Cut’ in 2011 and the incredible remaster in 2018. They also remember further visits to Wickham Farm during that time, and an unexpected call from Kate herself at a wedding that Paul was at. One of Darrell’s daughters also gets a brief cameo in the podcast.
105 minutes | a year ago
Episode 34 - A couple of mics + a Mike!
Seán meets up with his old friend Mike to shoot the breeze about Kate with someone who isn't necessarily a hardcore fan. Pouring over the remastered box sets, we make selections from Kate's catalogue to listen to and chat about, and it lead to a most enjoyable evening!
63 minutes | a year ago
Episode 33 - Bush Telegraph - Finding KT
In this episode Seán introduces Paul and Darrell (aka Bush Telegraph) discussing the KT symbols and where to find them on every Kate Bush album. Darrell obsesses over a mysterious face only he can see in the “Aerial” cover. There is a discussion about the messages Kate herself inscribed into the vinyls of her earlier releases and what they could be referring to. There is also another song by Ron and Cyril, an early tribute act who take on “Babooshka”, slightly rewritten from the point of view of the husband. This podcast should carry a government geek warning….if there was such a thing.
51 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 32 - Bush Telegraph - Desert Island Kate Discs!
What are Darrell and Paul's Top 3's from all of Kate's albums, and what single, album, video and b-side would they take on a desert island? In this podcast, for the first half we get the rare glimpse of hearing Darrell and Paul chatting together in the same place, as opposed to Skyping transatlantically. Plus, Ron and Cyril get another spin with a Kate cover!
58 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 31 - The Trio Bulgarka and Kate
Kate's work with the exquisite, breathtaking, Trio Bulgarka from Bulgaria remains one of the most outstanding collaborations of her career to date. Seán explores how Bulgarian singing started to be discovered by the world in the 1980s and how Kate met and recorded incredible music with Yanka, Eva and Stoyanka on two of her albums!
51 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 30 - Bush Telegraph - The Hammer Horror trauma effect!
Bush Telegraph (aka Darrell and Paul) chat with Darrell’s brother and put him to task to see if he can answer a Kate Pop Quiz! Russell remembers hearing Kate through the bedroom wall constantly, and here he is interviewed to face the trauma it caused him one more time! Darrell and Paul also find a rare recording of the very first Kate tribute act. Not to be missed.
52 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 29 - The Cloudbusting Special!
As Kate’s 12″ Cloudbusting picture disc tops the UK vinyl singles chart for a second week running, Seán devotes this episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast to discussing the origins and history of Kate’s glorious, classic song, along with the iconic promotional film co-starring Donald Sutherland.
42 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 28 - Bush Telegraph - Glenys Groves Interview Part 2
What did Glenys get up to with Kate in Paris? What was Glenys’s favourite song to sing, and favourite song to watch Kate perform? What synchronicity did Kate, Glenys Groves and Liz Pearson share? Part 2 of the Glenys Groves interview is here!
45 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 27 - Bush Telegraph - Glenys Groves Interview
Darrell and Paul talk about 1979 and their disappointment in not being able to see Kate perform live on the ‘Tour Of Life’. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this legendary tour, Darrell has an exclusive interview with Glenys Groves, who was one of the two backing vocalists on the tour. This is Part 1 of the interview.
74 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 26 - BEFORE THE DAWN Part 3 - Kate's Triumph
In this final part of his trilogy of episodes on Kate's phenomenal Before The Dawn shows, Seán revisits the impact and lasting legacy of Before The Dawn. All the excitement, ecstatic reviews, historic album chart success, celebrity attendees, awards, acclaim and the live album are all discussed in detail. Enjoy!
90 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 25 - BEFORE THE DAWN Part 2 - The Show!
The second of Seán's 3-part series of podcasts about the phenomenal Before the Dawn shows by Kate Bush! This episode takes the listener right through her opening night performance on 26th August 2014, song-by-song, capturing the atmosphere, describing the on-stage action and celebrating one of the greatest returns to live performance in music history!
71 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 24 - BEFORE THE DAWN Part 1 - The Dream Begins...
It's here! Part 1 of Seán's long-promised three-episode series of podcasts about Kate's extraordinary, phenomenal return to the stage in 2014's Before the Dawn shows. In this first episode, he traces the origins of Kate's live comeback through the initial concept, rehearsals, massive media coverage, ticket frenzy and right up till opening night...
70 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 23 - Bush Telegraph: Babooshka and Army Dreamers in 1980!
Darrell and Paul have lots to say, as they go back nearly 40 years, reminiscing as school friends, the anticipation of the release of two more Kate singles in 1980...and how those songs match up today.
25 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 22 - The Fruitopia Special!
Listen along with Seán as he re-visits the wonderfully unexpected surprise from 1994 that were Kate's dazzling mini-musical-productions for the launch of Fruitopia on US television. He may even have unearthed one fans haven't heard before! A lot of hard editing work this one! "Hey, Hey, Juice!"
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