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Kate Bush — Cloudbusting
Album: Hounds Of Love
Avg rating:
7.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2606









Released: 1985
Length: 5:05
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I still dream of Orgonon
I wake up crying
You're making rain
And you're just in reach
When you and sleep escape me
You're like my yo-yo
That glowed in the dark
What made it special
Made it dangerous
So I bury it
And forget

But every time it rains
You're here in my head
Like the sun coming out
Ooh, I just know that something good is gonna happen.
And I don't know when
But just saying it could even make it happen

On top of the world
Looking over the edge
You could see them coming
You looked too small
In their big black car
To be a threat to the men in power.
I hid my yo-yo
In the garden.
I can't hide you
From the government
Oh, God, Daddy
I won't forget

'Cause every time it rains
You're here in my head
Like the sun coming out
Ooh, I just know that something good is gonna to happen.
And I don't know when
But just saying it could even make it happen

And every time it rains
You're here in my head
Like the sun coming out
Like your son's coming out
Ooh, I just know that something good is going to happen
And I don't know when
But just saying it could even make it happen
Ooh, just saying it could even make it happen

We've been cloudbusting daddy

The sun's coming out
Your son's coming out
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 Katherine_Feiel wrote:
 
 
Katherine, imagine to have cup of tea with Kate, at her countryside house garden ! how cool that would be !
Came in to see if Bill had added a button to vote occasional songs an 11. 

Sadly not. 

Because this deserves it.
 Creat wrote:


I like to have have radio paradise open on my second monitor while working. having this nonsense flashed at me is just obnoxious. guess I'll use some other radio instead.
 
I thought I was the only one with both that configuration and that reaction to the animated GIFs  (though I'm not going anywhere).
 Creat wrote:


I like to have have radio paradise open on my second monitor while working. having this nonsense flashed at me is just obnoxious. guess I'll use some other radio instead.
 
use slideshow then
and this nonsense is from masterpiece video of this song 
Wilhelm Reich as subject matter? Leave it to Kate!
Great song that has been sampled for so many dance records Kate must be making a fortune off the royalties from this.
 justin4kick wrote:
 

I like to have have radio paradise open on my second monitor while working. having this nonsense flashed at me is just obnoxious. guess I'll use some other radio instead.
One of the very best videos of all time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pllRW9wETzw
One of my favorite albums. I love cranking it up.
The first time I had really listened to her was after catching her on SNL in the 1970's. From that point on I wanted to marry her, hell, I still do!
I've rated this a 10, and it's probably my least favorite song on this brilliant album. I love that she wrote a song about Reich! She gets points just for that alone. 
A unique voice and a lot of talent, what else do we listen for.
Kate's best album (by far, IMO).
She was a true original and no other female artist was making music like this in 1985.
Side 2 was as impressive a piece of prog as any of the boys were turning out.
She is a master of art rock.
 Steely_D wrote:

I recommend The Dreaming. I picked it up after reading an accurate review: "...the art of Art Rock..."
 
I remember that album was tough for some to warm up to, but i completely agree. It's a stunning record. 
 Katherine_Feiel wrote:
This music fills my heart with joy ohh how i would kill to meet good ol kate 

 
So ... it fills your heart with a killing joy?  I wonder if that's what Kate imagined this song would do.  {#Wink}
 Wilfrue wrote:
I have yet to hear a Kate Bush song I like. This is one of those. Hello PSD!

 
I recommend The Dreaming. I picked it up after reading an accurate review: "...the art of Art Rock..."
This is giving me a headache. When will it end?
 photolew wrote:
A very dear friend of mine lost his over a decade long battle with cancer a few months ago...He introduced me to many many musical artists when I was younger...one of those being Kate Bush.  Everytime I hear her voice I remember my friend John.....

Thank you RP for playing Kate

See...this right here is why I don't like to post negative shit about songs I don't like...and while I did come to post a comment about how I'm not a fan of this song (and K Bush in general) I have this rated a 2 because I almost find myself looking forward to when it comes on (or the live version) because it's one of my quickest 'skip it now' songs. 

And the first few comments I peaked at were similar to my views, giving me strength to smack the track a bit more.  And then I see your comment, and all I can think to say is:  RIP John!! And just for that I'll go 2 → 3

See....this Bush is growing on me already {#Hug} 

And a continued appreciation to RP for opening ears, if sometimes slowly, to music/musicians not in my wheelhouse and expanding what I consider "good" music to listen to - as always:  LONG LIVE RP!!

This music fills my heart with joy ohh how i would kill to meet good ol kate 
I will double my annual contribution if you halve the amount of Kate Bush you play. I can't help it. I hate it all so viscerally. And you play it so, so much. Maybe only U2 gets more play.
And about U2... 
 CompassRose wrote:
Can not share the love here just gotta skip each and every time RP plays it.

 
and it SEEMS like its playing all the time.....
Can not share the love here just gotta skip each and every time RP plays it.
She has absolutely shaped my taste of music! Thank you verry much Kate!
Kate Bush's Cloudbusting + Katie Perry's California GirlsNeil Cicierega's - Orgonon Gurlz

This works better than it has any right to.
It took me a few months but I believe I finally 'get' Kate Bush.  Otherwise, it is easy to understand why she is a musician's musician.
Can we add 11 to the rate scale? For this song at least?
Read this and then the lyrics will start to make sense...

https://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2013/08/19/see_wilhelm_reich_s_orgasm_powered_cloudbuster_at_his_orgonon_estate_in.html
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:

I dunno. I can take Kate in small doses regularly spaced apart. There is something appealing about her music. Just not a lot of it. I guess that's the definition of "pop" right? Toe tapping.

 
the ONLY dose I can take is her part in Peter Gabriel's "Don't give up"..... the rest...

 no thanks 
A very dear friend of mine lost his over a decade long battle with cancer a few months ago...He introduced me to many many musical artists when I was younger...one of those being Kate Bush.  Everytime I hear her voice I remember my friend John.....

Thank you RP for playing Kate
I love the fact that her older work is getting a welcome resurgence due to her amazing recent live album. She is such a treasure!
Like the sun comin' out
{#Crown}
 Wilfrue wrote:
I have yet to hear a Kate Bush song I like. This is one of those. Hello PSD!

  Have you checked out The Kick Inside by Kate - no sane human can dislike that album.


This song is such ear porn!!

BIG 10
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
https://www.wilhelmreichtrust.org/

If you have never heard of Wilhelm Reich it is well worth taking the time to research.  

This song is about him and refers that the American Government shut down his research into Orgone Energy and dictated all his research was destroyed to stop the public knowing about it. 

They then imprisoned him for no good reason and he died while incarcerated. 

chyk5 wrote:
On the Orgone Accumulator

Over the years the FDA interviewed physicians, Reich's students and his patients, asking about the Orgone accumulators. A professor at the University of Oregon who bought an accumulator told an FDA inspector that he knew the device was phony, but found it helpful because his wife sat quietly in it for four hours every day

 
Ha ha. A classic case of how the scientific community buries research or information. Like Teslar and others, if the facts oppose the current paradigm then it is ridiculed and often banned to stop anyone looking at it. 

Don't read the FDA reports, they have every reason to want to bury the research. Read about the actual results obtained from those who carried it out and then draw your conclusions.

Peace.

Something good is gonna happen! Kate will be releasing a live album in November, of her 2014 Before the Dawn shows.

Image result for before the dawn album image


my favourite Kate Bush Album.  
History repeats, The Secret Life of Water of dr. Emoto.
The long arms of growment has some phantom limbs now
   and in some places they filling their own coup
 ckcotton wrote:
God AWEFUL is every way
 
I dunno. I can take Kate in small doses regularly spaced apart. There is something appealing about her music. Just not a lot of it. I guess that's the definition of "pop" right? Toe tapping.
 eroz wrote:

When Kate performed this in her live show a couple of years ago, she was visibly moved when the audience sang along with 'yea yea yea yo.' I was moved as well, being lucky enough to be in the audience.



 
I saw her as well, and had the same feeling. Every time I hear this it brings me right back to that night. Awesome feeling!
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
https://www.wilhelmreichtrust.org/

If you have never heard of Wilhelm Reich it is well worth taking the time to research.  

This song is about him and refers that the American Government shut down his research into Orgone Energy and dictated all his research was destroyed to stop the public knowing about it. 

They then imprisoned him for no good reason and he died while incarcerated. 

 
On the Orgone Accumulator

Over the years the FDA interviewed physicians, Reich's students and his patients, asking about the Orgone accumulators. A professor at the University of Oregon who bought an accumulator told an FDA inspector that he knew the device was phony, but found it helpful because his wife sat quietly in it for four hours every day


https://www.wilhelmreichtrust.org/

If you have never heard of Wilhelm Reich it is well worth taking the time to research.  

This song is about him and refers that the American Government shut down his research into Orgone Energy and dictated all his research was destroyed to stop the public knowing about it. 

They then imprisoned him for no good reason and he died while incarcerated. 
 ckcotton wrote:
God AWEFUL is every way

 
Or, brilliant in so many ways.
Not my "flavor" of music typically, but you'd have to be daft not to appreciate Kate Bush's creativity, voice and obvious influence on a sea of performers that came after her.
God AWEFUL is every way

When Kate performed this in her live show a couple of years ago, she was visibly moved when the audience sang along with 'yea yea yea yo.' I was moved as well, being lucky enough to be in the audience.


 amb599 wrote:
A brilliant song I am almost never ever NOT in the mood for.  Next.

 
FIFY
Geez that was a long time ago! Still good!{#Clap}
 amb599 wrote:
A brilliant song I am almost never ever in the mood for.  Next.

 
I gotta remember to use that line,...but I like this song
Wow, Elbow, Beethoven, and then Kate Bush.  What a fantastic combination of music and that's why I subscribe to Radio Paradise!!  Worth the money and worth the time for this unique range of quality music - well done and always a surprise.
Still my (late middle aged) Munchkin.
A brilliant song I am almost never ever in the mood for.  Next.
 Wilfrue wrote:
I have yet to hear a Kate Bush song I like. This is one of those. Hello PSD!

 
Hello Mr Minority.
This is a link to a brilliant BBC documentary first shown  in 2014 and repeated the other night  (it is still in the BBC iplayer for those with access).  WOT an incredible talent! {#Notworthy}

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24tn1n_the-kate-bush-story-running-up-that-hill-documentary_shortfilms
 Grammarcop wrote:
There's something incredibly compelling about this song. 

 

There is something incredibly compelling about Kate.
There's something incredibly compelling about this song. 
 aspicer wrote:
Recently learned that David Gilmour is the one who funded her early demo tape and opened the doors to get it heard by record companies when she was 15 yo!!!  So we have David to thank for revealing her greatness for us all to enjoy...  {#Cheers}
 

 
The truth is hat Gilmour was searching new young talent to simply help someone beginning. Gilmour was a friend of the Bush family since a while. It's Kate's brother who let him hear his sister and Gilmour invited her to record some demos in a studio. When the techs heared her they  thought : or she's going to crash very soon or she'll be famous. Guess what happened ?
 Gilbie1972 wrote:
Lazurus, your comments are sometimes predictabe but never fail to make me laugh. Thankyou. 
Excellent song, child hood memories o9  from me.
 
Everybody in my galactic presidential campaigns loves this song...  we love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...  hope life is grand for you right now, Gilbie1972...
Recently learned that David Gilmour is the one who funded her early demo tape and opened the doors to get it heard by record companies when she was 15 yo!!!  So we have David to thank for revealing her greatness for us all to enjoy...  {#Cheers}
 
I have yet to hear a Kate Bush song I like. This is one of those. Hello PSD!
      Kiss goodbye Las Vegas drive thru weddings
  My Shrink Jack Donaghy  & Aunt Phatso control freak
         Enter The Fast Lane. how pleasant !
          A note is pinned on  Phatso's bib 
         Come and see me tonight Mr.Spark.
God how I hate this woman's voice
Good mid 80's tune
Glorious music.
2 years (almost to the day)since I last posted on this song but tonight it was Aloo Ghobi and and Chicken "Dharma" my nickname for an overall Indian dish incorporating elements of many regions.
Sorry if that offends, but damn, it was good and an equal soundtrack, but alas, no rain. 
 davboz wrote:
What's with all the drama?

  https://www.wilhelmreichtrust.org/book_burning-2011_09_24.html

it was outrageous.


Enough. Oh, and of course the mandatory orchestral background choral effects. What's with all the drama?
 RabbitEars wrote:
the mad scientist is none other than Wilhelm Reich


 
Indeed. Not many people know about Wilhelm. It is a huge shame for mankind that much of his work is deliberately dismissed by those who are in power. I refer to orgone energy which, if you have not researched before, is a facinating subject. . . and directly related to this song. 

https://www.orgonics.com/whatisor.htm

 
 Stingray wrote:
For those who haven't hear about

After a decade long silence, Kate Bush went back on stage in England recently!

A HUUUUGE success, the papers wrote.

All 10 (20?) shows in a row have been sold-out, with an enthusiastic crowd! 

PS
I must say that KB does not mean much, if anything, to me.
This seems to be her "best" song...,is it not? 

 

I caught her show in September. She closed with this number and it was amazing as the audience sung the ending chorus "yeayeeeyeayeeeohhh"...of course the whole show was a phenominal event, and yes hugely successful. Of course that's really no surprise to anyone familiar with Kate Bush.
Fantastic song, megalolz that it becomes a train at the end.
It's okay, but I can't deal with this more than about once a year.  More often and it hurts my earballs.  Overplayed on RP.
the mad scientist is none other than Wilhelm Reich

 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Bananajam}..... as good as it gets
 
Great Smiley's you find, Kid Bradshaw!
For those who haven't hear about

After a decade long silence, Kate Bush went back on stage in England recently!

A HUUUUGE success, the papers wrote.

All 10 (20?) shows in a row have been sold-out, with an enthusiastic crowd! 

PS
I must say that KB does not mean much, if anything, to me.
This seems to be her "best" song...,is it not? 
{#Bananajam}..... as good as it gets
 eroz wrote:
I have tickets to see the phenominal Kate Bush in London on Sept 2nd. A dream come true for many that after 35 years, she is finally doing a live show again. Something good is gonna happen...indeed!
 

So do you have a show report? 
I used to think this song was kinda-sorta OK, but then along came the video, and really knocked it out of the park. Easy 10.
 ScottN wrote:
I very much enjoy Kate Bush.  I want to like this...I've tried...but it is not working.

 
Try watching the video, which is worth a look in any case, if you're a fan of the great Donald Sutherland.  He plays Kate's mad scientist father.  Together they fight the system by hacking the weather . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pllRW9wETzw







She'll still be phenominal!



 
On_The_Beach wrote:

https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/9/285x214/317623_1.jpg
Just remember, some time has passed.

 


Please more songs of Kate Bush! {#Cool}
I very much enjoy Kate Bush.  I want to like this...I've tried...but it is not working.
The transition from Trespassers William to Kate Bush = Reason #3046 that I love Radio Paradise.
Sublime, Bill. 
 On_The_Beach wrote:  Oh man ENJOY THAT! HOW FORTUNATE!
https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/9/285x214/317623_1.jpg

 


The Boy... Girl playlist variation is incredibly annoying..... often get stuck listening to this "music"....

 
 eroz wrote:
I have tickets to see the phenominal Kate Bush in London on Sept 2nd. A dream come true for many that after 35 years, she is finally doing a live show again. Something good is gonna happen...indeed!
 
https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/9/285x214/317623_1.jpg
Just remember, some time has passed.
 eroz wrote:
I have tickets to see the phenominal Kate Bush in London on Sept 2nd. A dream come true for many that after 35 years, she is finally doing a live show again. Something good is gonna happen...indeed!

 
...... you did well to get tickets - enjoy :)
I have tickets to see the phenominal Kate Bush in London on Sept 2nd. A dream come true for many that after 35 years, she is finally doing a live show again. Something good is gonna happen...indeed!
 ziakut wrote:
Just don't care for this kind of Kate.

 
I'll have your share, thank you. I still have a mad crush on this song. 
{#Daisy}{#Daisy}{#Daisy}{#Daisy}{#Daisy}
Just don't care for this kind of Kate.
..... love Kate a lot - an amazing inventive artist -10 for song and the album


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 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 
Lazurus, your comments are sometimes predictabe but never fail to make me laugh. Thankyou. 
Excellent song, child hood memories o9  from me.
 Toke wrote:
I am waiting for the Tanoid to kick in saying ''The train now leaving is the 18:30 crawler calling at ........

 
Tanoid?  Is that an air-head beach bunny?

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannoy {#Ass} )

But, you make an interesting point: a PA system is substance without style.  Kate Bush is style without substance.



Delicious. 
Kate Bush is a treasure.
All is right with the universe again.
 cmarcan wrote:
Beethoven just rolled over in his grave.  I'm pretty sure hearing this song come after him would make him come after Bill with a machine gun if he were alive.
 
Unlike some people, Beethoven had good taste; he would have liked this song.
 Proclivities wrote:

I'm pretty sure that hearing music come out of a speaker attached radio or a computer (were Beethoven physically able to hear) would astonish him so much that he would do little more than listen, and maybe stare at the speakers. 
berry 
Good tune.

 

yep
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 
'Kinell! That conjures quite a mind picture. I don't know what you're on Lazarus, but I want some of it {#Cowboy}

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
 pk53 wrote:
Here's the great video , mentioned by Bill and  featuring Donald Sutherland, for this song...


 
I remember the video and enjoyed it again.  Thanks for the link!  Compared to the lip-sync pseudo-performance videos that were the "top" videos of 1985, this stood out at the time and IMO stands up better than the others.  The pacing matches the song perfectly.  The steampunk-y vibe (or whatever for the '20s/'30s) was really different, too. 


 cmarcan wrote:
Beethoven just rolled over in his grave.  I'm pretty sure hearing this song come after him would make him come after Bill with a machine gun if he were alive.
 
I'm pretty sure that hearing music come out of a speaker attached radio or a computer (were Beethoven physically able to hear) would astonish him so much that he would do little more than listen, and maybe stare at the speakers. 
berry 
Good tune.
I am waiting for the Tanoid to kick in saying ''The train now leaving is the 18:30 crawler calling at ........
I used to have posters of Kate and Debby (Harry) on my wall. A long time ago, but I am still in love with (the memory of) these beautiful women.
Something good did happen. Kate on RP. Yeah!
i love kate
Here's the great video , mentioned by Bill and  featuring Donald Sutherland, for this song...

 cmarcan wrote:
Beethoven just rolled over in his grave.  I'm pretty sure hearing this song come after him would make him come after Bill with a machine gun if he were alive.
 
Hey! How do you know that? I can imagine this blowing his mind with excitement in hearing (yes hearing, because he could have implants!) this fantastic emotive soundscape. 

And then finding how to dance the funky chicken. . . 

Anyway, this is a solid 10 for me and always a joy to hear. 
My favorite KB album, miles and miles ahead of her recent stuff. A proper album with a change of theme when you flipped it over.
Always puts a smile on my face when Kate Bush comes on. Still original.
 Marzz_13 wrote:
Utah Saints put out, Something Good back in 92 using samples from this song- I prefer that one over this. Probably because I heard it first. Curious if anyones heard that version?
 
Yes me too — I heard the Utah Saints sampling of this song first and afraid I prefer theirs to this..... (much more thrilling — this is just meh)
 cmarcan wrote:
Beethoven just rolled over in his grave.  I'm pretty sure hearing this song come after him would make him come after Bill with a machine gun if he were alive.
 
You sayin' Beethoven was a rapper thug of his day? 
I recall when this first came out - intriguing very new but it slipped farther and farther from my taste and now is totally Not my taste - wasn't into music videos as they wrecked music for me if I watched them, so no idea what the video talked about is like. I respect her but she isn't in my realm of musical tastes which does stretch hugely.
The only thing better than this song is the video.

all hail the Queen!! 

{#Notworthy} 
Beethoven just rolled over in his grave.  I'm pretty sure hearing this song come after him would make him come after Bill with a machine gun if he were alive.
This song always gives me goosebumps!
I always appreciate Kate's originality in music...amazing songwriter and singer.
I can't see how you possibly can