Cloudbusting -- Kate
Bush In Her Own Words
still in touch with her or is it pretty much a fair accompli?
Dave: Well, my involvement with her career specifically stopped at
the moment that I sold her on. I retained a small financial percentage on the
tracks that I did that were on the first album, and I got my expenses back out
of EMI when I sold her on. I sold the tapes to them for what it cost to put
them together. I haven't had any financial interest in her career.
Are you still friends?
Dave: Yes, I see her quite often. I actually sang some backing
vocals on her last album on a track
called `` pull out the pin.'' (c.1983, chez david gilmour interview)
Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd fame gave you your big break. How did
that come about?
- Well, I'd been writing, I suppose, since I was about thirteen,
seriously. It was my family and my brother John who felt it would be a good
idea to see if we could get some of my songs published. And through a friend of
the family, we made a contact with Dave Gilmour, who at that time was scouting
for talent to, perhaps, produce or encourage. he came down and heard some songs
and I think was impressed.
- And basically, eventually, he put up the money for me to go into the
studio and make three tracks properly produced and through those tracks I got
the recording contract. (1985, Profile 6)
Is that you singing with the female vocalists at the end of dave
gilmour's _there'sno way out ofhere?
- I can see how this question came up, as I'm so indebted and grateful
to dave gilmour for everything he's done for me, but the answer is no, it isn't
me, though I'd love to work with him some
day. (1979, KBC 1)
Like Dave Gilmour himself actually [Being a more emotionally
- Yes, I would say so too. Because I think Dave's a fantastic
guitarist because he doesn't go for these blinding arpeggios, it's real
emotional, it kinda simple. I mean, I think that's what music is really about.
I think technique has become a big distraction.
Oh, I think everybody is realizing that now actually...
- Yes, I think so. (1982, Bootleg
Cloudbusting / Subjects / Dave Gilmour