KT Cloudbusting -- Kate Bush In Her Own Words


* The only religion I've been able to relate to [and then quickly ending her sketchy account with] I don't really want to say much because I don't really have the knowledge to say it. (1978, Trouser Press)


*A couple of times you've mentioned in your songs a person called gurdjieff. I know a little about him, but I wonder if you could explain what his beliefs or tresis are and how he influences are and how he influences you in... Well when you make your music?

Well, Gurdjieff was really an influence in that I'd just read some of his books and really no more than that. And I'd just found a lot of what he said interesting, but that's really as far as it goes.

Maybe we should elaborate a little bit about who the gentleman is?

Yes, well Gurdjieff was... he was considered a leader of a religious movement, I think. But as far as I know he just had a lot of ideas about creating a way that would make people stronger and more together. And it's just a different way of doing it. And it was also trying to go for a more western way of doing. But I do very little about it, so I really wouldn't like to say very much because it's a subject that I feel if I'm going to speak about than I should know what I'm talking about and I don't. (1982, Dreaming debut)


*Well the influence was minimal by the sound of it.

Yes, yes it was, yes. (1982, Dreaming debut)


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