The record company relented and the single was due to be released in November However, due to the disagreement over the picture sleeve, the single was withdrawn and the release date was pushed back into the new year of The song became a big hit and reached No.
The album, titled The Kick Insidewas released in February and featured 13 tracks. Her cinematic and literary influences, two qualities which went on to be considered her trademarks, were most obvious in the song "Wuthering Heights". Three other singles were released over the world during the next two years: "Them Heavy People", "Moving" which reached number one in Japan and "Strange Phenomena".
It peaked at number Bush made an appearance on Saturday Night Live in December Despite this publicity, The Kick Inside failed to enter the top of the Billboard albums chart. The album peaked at No. Eventually clocking up 71 weeks in the chart. Six different Feel It - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside of the album's cover are known:  the regular UK cover, a variant UK cover, the US cover, the Canadian cover, the Yugoslavian cover, the Japanese cover, and the Uruguayan cover, the Uruguayan cover being the rarest and most expensive due to its unusual head-on photo of Bush.
In the UK, it was released twice as a limited edition picture disc. This is housed in a full colour outer sleeve 'Kite' picture by Jay Myrdal. It sports a sticker declaring that it's a picture disc cat. Two versions were actually released: The first edition has a circular sticker stating that it is a Feel It - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside disc usually in the top left hand corner. The second pressing apparently aimed at the US market, where the first pressing had proven popular has an oval sticker usually top centre.
The first edition does not have this wording. Contemporary reviews were full of praise for the album. Billboard magazine favoured the songs "Wuthering Heights" and "Them Heavy People" among others and said she wrote "evocative lyrics" and delivered them in "smooth and unrestrained vocals". In later reviews, the album continued to receive universal praise. Some of these songs were written when she was 13! Helmed by Gilmour's friend, Andrew Powell, it's a lush blend of piano grandiosity, vaguely uncomfortable Feel It - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside and intricate, intelligent, wonderful songs.
All delivered in a voice that had no precedents. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Willie And The Bumblebees* - 66 Highway Parts 1, 2 & 3 / Too Many Drivers Bush.
Art rock art pop baroque pop. British Phonographic Industry. Select Feel It - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Retrieved 1 May Retrieved 12 August Ask Aspel. Retrieved 3 April Retrieved 21 June Order from Amazon. Although underpinned by conventional song structures and of-its-time muso embroidery, Kate Bush's debut album The Kick Inside boasted enough of her personality and vision to set it apart.
Inspired by a traditional ballad, the title track concerned an incestuous relationship between brother and sister, sung before the pregnant girl commits suicide. While rock often dealt with the subject at the most basic levels of fumbling macho trouser trumpeting, Bush was already exploring the sensual world with intoxicatingly descriptive powers — much of the album dealt with her own sexual awakening. Every week, Album of the Week Club listens to and discusses the album in question, votes on how good it is, and publishes our findings, with the aim of giving people reliable reviews and the wider rock community the chance to contribute.
Impressed, her family enlisted Ricky Hopper, a record Volviendo A La Rioja - Los Del Suquia - Cancion Para Una Mentira friend, to hawk them around the labels in the hope of getting a publishing deal. The Pink Floyd guitarist was sufficiently impressed to invite Kate to record a demo at his Essex home studio, backed by him and the rhythm section from Unicorn, a band he was also nurturing.
A deal was eventually sealed by July Only in France had year olds got away with this kind of stuff. A true child of the 60s vanguard in feminism, Strange Phenomena even concerns menstruation: Another first. Of course such density was decidedly English and middle class.
Only the mushy, orchestral Man With The Child In His Eyeswas to make a mark in the US, but like all true artists, you always felt that Bush didn't really care about the commercial rewards. She was soon to abandon touring completely and steer her Tranceformation - Various - Total 7 fabulous course into rock history.
Steve Torrens: Brilliant stuff. Hard to believe she wrote that song when she was 13!! It's a brilliant album and was a constant companion on my sea voyages back in the day.
Philip Qvist: This would have been a superb debut under any circumstances, but when you consider that Kate Bush was still in her teens when she recorded this album - and that she was the sole songwriter, with many tracks written when she 16 or younger - then this an extraordinary record - not to mention brilliant. There isn't Feel It - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside single dud on The Kick Inside, and future albums proved that this was no flash in the pan; Kate Bush is the real deal.
So I started up the stairs and this song came on the radio I Feel It - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside never heard anything like it and I stood and listened like an attentive little schoolboy and I fell in love. Jason Gravestock: Absolute stunner of an album. Cruisin For A Bruisin - The Reverend Horton Heat* - Liquor In The Front delivers a message today but out how Xembala - Various - Virgin Babylon Night Mix can be an individual and still garner strong support.
So many great tracks to choose from. John Paxman: Genius album, still have the vinyl I bought on the day of release, and every album since. A rare talent. Graham Tarry: Got this when it came out, but too many solo piano driven songs, but James And The Cold Gun is the stand-out track, showing signs of what was to come.
Steve Ballinger: Kate Bush barely put a foot wrong, between this album and The Hounds Of Loveshe produced two of the best albums of the 70s and Feel It - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside. Pete Mineau: I heard Kate Bush for the first time in the late 70's. The song was Wowand I liked it enough to pick up Lionhearther second album.
I was not blown away by it. Sure, she had a unique voice, but I found that I could only get into a couple of the tunes. Fast forward a few years and I find The Dreamingher fourth studio album, in a used record store.
I decide to pick it up to see if it changes my mind on her music. It doesn't. Again, a few songs that I like but as a whole, I never could listen to it straight through. Again, it intrigues me enough to stop and listen, but not enough to pick up the album it comes from. I felt like I had been burned by her twice before. The next year, Kate turns up on Peter Gabriel's album, So. I am not impressed with their duet, Don't Give Up. As a matter of fact, I feel the same way about the album as I do about the two Kate Bush albums that I had purchased.
I went into listening to The Kick Inside with as much of an open mind as I could. Maybe I had missed something by not going back to her debut album? After two excruciating listens, the answer was NO! Same old same Baby Teeth, Wolfy Teeth - Mick Harvey - Intoxicated Women A couple of "good" songs surrounded by a lot of "not so good" songs.
Funny thing is, her voice, which I once found unique, I now found bordering on annoying. Kind of reminded me of what Yoko Ono would sound like on autotune. Introspection Reflection. Track Listing. Kate Bush. The Saxophone Song. Strange Phenomena. The Man with the Child in His Eyes. Wuthering Heights. James and the Cold Gun. Feel It. Oh to Be in Love. Them Heavy People. Room for F Sharp Splendor - Shawn Phillips - Second Contribution Life.
The Kick Inside. Moving Kate Bush.
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