Cloudbusting -- Kate
Bush In Her Own Words
Is there a very conscious root in english culture in your writing?
For example, the tennyson quote you used to introduce the ninth
wave. And then there was `` oh! england, my lionheart'' on the second
- My patriotic number! Yes, I think there probably was,
moreso than there is now. The Tennyson thing is a bit misleading because rather
than that inspiring the b-side, I needed a title for all the pieces and there
wasn't any line in the songs that really was right. It needed a title that said
something, so I was looking through some books, and I found this quote from Tennyson
that I though was perfect, so that was it. (1985, Hot Press)
are you surprised about your success in england because a lot of artists are
very successful in germany, wherever europe, but not in england. You are
successful in england and in the rest of europe.
- It makes me very happy. And I think especially because it's my home
land. That really means a lot to me because I live in England. And to see that
being reflected amongst my friends and where I live, it's really special.
(1980, Unknown German Interview)
Cloudbusting / Subjects / England