MOJO magazine

Posted: August 17, 2022 in MUSIC
Around the time “Running Up That Hill” took over the world earlier this summer, Kate Bush spoke about the phenomenon. As ever in her rare interviews, she was polite, solicitous and discreet to a fault. “I never listen to my old stuff,” she told the interviewer. “I hadn’t heard it for a really long time.”

For many of us in MOJO’s world, of course, “Running Up That Hill” and its parent album, “Hounds Of Love”, has been more or less a constant soundtrack for the past 37 years. In this month’s new MOJO, we dig deep into the mysteries of Bush’s uncanny classic and uncover truths and insights that’ll hopefully surprise Kate Ultras as well as Kate neophytes.

Kate’s always in charge, ”Hounds Of Love” engineer Brian Tench tells us. “She asks your opinion, she asks questions, but she knows what she wants. She’s not happy until she hears what she wants to hear.”
Elsewhere, we put a clutch of cult heroes under the spotlight, with deep features on Neu!Jackie Leven and Be-Bop Deluxe genius Bill NelsonThe Byrds talk us through their classic era; we get the inside story on Joni Mitchell’s return from the wilderness; and The Libertines tell us what they can remember about making “Up The Bracket“.

Plus: T Bone Burnett on DylanO’Brother and Billie Eilish, How To Buy The Staple SingersMarcus KingWilcoIan CarrLeonard CohenJulian LennonLee “Scratch” PerryMakaya McCraven… and all back to Wonder Woman’s!

It is now 11 years since Kate Bush was happy enough to release any new music. But what happens next remains tantalisingly uncertain – “Gardening,” she told Woman’s Hour, “is my thing now.” As it was, perhaps, in 1985: “Go into the garden/ Go under the ivy/ Under the leaves/ Away from the party…”

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