"Take me up to the Top of the City..."

The view from Kate's hotel room, Nov. '95

This was the view from Kate's hotel room on her visit to New York in November 1985 to promote Hounds of Love. This view was almost certainly, at least in part, responsible for the inspiration of the song "Top of the City." Another theory of inspiration, valid when you consider Kate's love of films, is the Wim Wender's film "Wings of Desire."

Kate sitting on an angel's shoulder

Back to the Kate FAQ