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Rolling Stone
Random Notes
Nov. 1989

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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 89 15:58 PDT
From: IED0DXM%OAC.UCLA.EDU@mitvma.mit.edu
Subject: Rolling Stone Nov. 1989 (short excerpt)

Kate has a blurb in the new issue (November 2) of Rolling Stone. IED forgot to bring it to the computer, but it is very short. In brief, Kate says she hopes the new album will be of comfort to people who need it; that the songs are all "little short stories"; that she hasn't toured in ten years and that she has no great desire to, adding that all one is doing in a tour is "reproducing old songs"; and that she is not bothered in the least that she has never been very popular in the U.S., because she doesn't see making albums as a means of "sweeping the market".

There is a small colour photograph of Kate by John Carder Bush next to the mini-article/interview, taken from the same session used for the TSW single: Kate is seen looking up and off to the right of the camera, with her hand out in front of her and sand (or dust, or ashes?) running through her fingers. It is a slightly different shot, but very similar to the black-and-white shot used for the single cover.

-- Andrew Marvick

P.S.: The misspelling of "voracious" which appeared in IED's transcription of the NME interview was the result of an error by IED's typesetter.


Date: Thu, 12 Oct 89 20:43:45 PDT
From: ed@das.llnl.gov (Edward Suranyi)
Subject: Rolling Stone Nov. 2 1989

There's a short article on Kate in the "Random Notes" section of the November 2 issue of Rolling Stone. (Finally! I was wondering when they'd notice.) Here's what it says:

"I'd like to think that some of the songs could be of some comfort if anyone's having a hard time," says KATE BUSH, whose new album, The Sensual World, is just out. "Each song is a scenario in a way, a short story."

It's been four years since Bush has released an album of new material -- she did release a compilation album in 1986 -- but it's been even longer since she's toured. "My touring situation is a little unusual, to say the least," she says. "I've only ever done one tour, and that was ten years ago, and since then I've only concentrated on albums. I much enjoyed the tour. But touring is just re-creating music that already exists."

Perhaps because she doesn't tour, Bush, who's a major star in England, has never reached as broad an audience in the U.S. "It doesn't really upset me," she says. "I've never seen making an album in terms of sweeping the market."


There's also a picture of her with sand running through her fingers. It's not really a very good picture, in my opinion (she's got kind of a long face), but it's in color, at least.

I'm interested in what RS has to say about the album. Her reviews have never been that great in this magazine. They gave a terrible review to The Kick Inside, and their review of Hounds of Love was one of the few that was not wholly favorable. Yet in the last few years, she's been used as an example of a great artist. For example, in the Sinead O'Connor review, Kate is called one of the female artists "breaking down the walls of pop music," and in an article on Jane Siberry, Jane is said to have "the offbeat charm of Kate Bush." So we'll see.

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