By Cecilee Linke
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The only podcast that will document every single song that the legendary British singer/songwriter Kate Bush has ever produced. In each episode, Cecilee Linke will discuss a different song, in chronological order, with a fan, starting with Kate's 1978 debut album The Kick Inside to Kate's latest release in 2011, 50 Words for Snow. Special episodes about Kate's 1979 tour and her 2014 concerts will be discussed as well.
||CleanS02E12 – Lionheart Era Tracks – Another Day||Another day, and another episode, the last one of the Lionheart season! We’re closing out the Lionheart era tracks with a song that, like last week’s song, has never been officially released in any capacity. Another Day, a Roy Harper song, wa||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E11 – Lionheart Era Tracks – The Magician||Now that we’re done talking about all the album tracks from Lionheart, it’s time to dig into the Lionheart era tracks. The first of two tracks for this season is the ultra-rare song The Magician. Written by big-time film composer Maurice Jarr||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E10 – Hammer Horror||If you know all the signs of Notre Dame, then come join us for a discussion of the final track on Lionheart, the theatrical Hammer Horror. Zoey P joins us again to talk about one of her top ten favorite Kate songs, and tells us why this is one of her g||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E09 – Coffee Homeground||We promise we won’t be getting you with any Belladonna or arsenic in the pot of tea. Instead, we’ll just be serving up a rather harmless episode of Strange Phenomena! This week, we’re talking about the very theatrical song Coffee Homegr||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E08 – Kashka from Baghdad||Travel with us to the Middle East for a discussion of Kashka from Baghdad, an exotic-flavored song about a gay couple. Our guest for the show this week is Zoey P, who you will remember from several other episodes this season! We talk about the Oriental||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E07 – In the Warm Room||Come with us to where the mellow wallows for a discussion of the seventh track on Lionheart, In the Warm Room. We get to make a long-distance call (our longest yet!) to Sydney, Australia to discuss this song with super fan Sarit Vandegraaff. Sarit tell||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E06 – Fullhouse||Driving back in your car, you can listen to this discussion of a lesser-known Kate Bush album track, called Fullhouse. This week, we’re joined by Zoey P, who you might remember from the Lionheart album intro and Wow episodes. Zoey joins the discuss||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E05 – Oh England, My Lionheart||Kate may not like this song much these days, but we do here at Strange Phenomena! And so does Keith DeWeese, a super fan of Oh England My Lionheart, the fifth track from her second album Lionheart. This week, we talk about a song that Kate spoke about v||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E04 – Don’t Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake||Will you come down with Emma to listen to this episode of Strange Phenomena? We hope so! This week, we delve into the album track Don’t Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake, which Cecilee admits is her least favorite track on Lionheart. However, it is||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E03 – Wow||We hope you think this episode is just as wow and unbelievable as we think it is! This week’s song is the third song from Lionheart, and the most successful of the two songs released from the album for the radio, the iconic song Wow. Our guest this||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E02 – In Search of Peter Pan||Come fly with us as we search for Peter Pan. Three different fans from all over the world have taken part in this episode to talk about why they love In Search of Peter Pan, this week’s song: Rebecca Kormind, a long-time fan from Denmark; Rick Camp||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E01 – Symphony in Blue||Get ready to spend a lot of your time looking at blue as you listen to the first song episode of the Lionheart season! This week’s song is Symphony in Blue, the first track from Kate’s second album Lionheart, a rather jazzy sounding opening t||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02E00 – Lionheart Album Introduction||Welcome to a special Album Introduction episode! Before we start Season 2 of the show, we’re going to start with an Introduction episode where we get to talk about the history of the album to come and general personal thoughts on it. We’ll al||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E14 – TKI Era Tracks – Scares Me Silly (But It Gets Me Going)||Here in the studio, we discuss a rather obscure Kate Bush song, Scares Me Silly (But It Gets Me Going), a leaked studio track from The Kick Inside sessions. This song is the only leaked studio track from Kate’s entire career, an impressive feat for||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E13 – The Kick Inside||At last, we come to the final track on The Kick Inside, the title track. This week’s episode features a very special guest: Graeme Thomson, the author of the music biography Under the Ivy: The Life and Music of Kate Bush. Cecilee and Graeme discuss||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E12 – Room for the Life||Hey there you listener in tears, it’s OK, we have another episode coming, so don’t be sad! We’re nearing the end of the first season of this podcast (already??!) and we’re now on the second to last song from The Kick Inside, Room||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E11 – Them Heavy People||We’re about to hit you in a soft spot with this week’s episode, the eleventh track from The Kick Inside. Cecilee and Andrew Linke discuss the extensive history of this reggae-tinged track, which was not only released as a single in Japan (wen||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E10 – L’amour Looks Something Like You||This week’s song will leave you hanging on the old goose moon as Cecilee and Andrew Linke discuss the tenth track on The Kick Inside: L’amour Looks Something Like You. They track the song’s beginnings as a full-band demo, the live (unre||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E09 – Oh To Be in Love||Cecilee and Andrew Linke attempt to stop the swing of the pendulum and let this episode through to you. This week’s song is Oh to Be In Love, the only song from Kate’s first two albums to have never been performed live on tour or…. any||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E08 – Feel It||Is it hot in here or is it this song? It’s coming on winter in this part of the world, so it’s definitely this song. In this week’s episode, Cecilee and Andrew Linke get to discuss one of Cecilee’s personal favorites from The Kick||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E07 – James and the Cold Gun||This week’s episode is all about the live tour de force that was James and the Cold Gun, track seven on The Kick Inside. For this episode, Cecilee and Andrew Linke discuss this upbeat track and its storied history, from its first performances with||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E06 – Wuthering Heights||At last, we come to the song that started it all, the worldwide (except for the US) mega-hit Wuthering Heights. In this special episode, Cecilee and special guest, musician and Wuthering Heights fanatic Luke McQuillan, hope you’ll let them in at yo||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E05 – The Man with the Child in His Eyes||Ooo it’s here again: another episode of Strange Phenomena. In this weeks’ episode, Cecilee Linke gets to discuss one of Kate’s most famous songs, The Man with the Child in His Eyes, with her first call-in guest, Jason Taub, another Amer||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E04 – Kite||Fly a diamond night with Cecilee and Andrew Linke as they discuss Kite, the fourth track on The Kick Inside. In this episode, they explore the full-band demo version of this song, discuss who is Beezelbub and why he’s aching in Kate’s belly-o||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E03 – Strange Phenomena||They raise their hats to the strange phenomena that is discussing this third track from Kate’s debut album The Kick Inside. In this episode, Cecilee is joined again by her husband Andrew Linke in talking about the early, full-band demo of this song||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E02 – The Saxophone Song||You’ll find them in a Berlin bar in a corner discussing this second track from Kate Bush’s debut album The Kick Inside. In this episode, Cecilee and Andrew Linke talk about Kate’s tribute to the saxophone (not the last time she would wr||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E01 – Moving||On this first song episode, Cecilee discusses the first track from Kate Bush’s 1978 debut album The Kick Inside with her husband, Andrew Linke. They discuss the inspiration behind this song, fan cover versions, Kate’s renditions of this song||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS00E01 – Introductions||The official first episode of Strange Phenomena: The Music of Kate Bush, hosted by Cecilee Linke. In this podcast, Cecilee will be discussing every song that the legendary British singer/songwriter Kate Bush has ever produced, in chronological order. Ea||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I've listened to four episodes of Strange Phenomena so far, and I am hooked! Cecilee Linke has a frighteningly encyclpedic knowledge of all things Kate Bush-related, and her enthusiasm jumps out in every episode. She also has an easy and fun chemistry with her co-host Andrew Linke (not surprising, since they're married!).
If you're a fan of Kate Bush (and if you're not, you should be!), you owe it to yourself to tune into Strange phenomena.
Deep in a good way!
Cecilee is tapping into and creating cultural artifacts not just about Kate Bush; but, if indexed, would cover wide-ranging subject matter. Great series! Do NEVER FOREVER next!
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