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Kate Bush — Under Ice/Waking the Witch
Album: Hounds of Love
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7.5

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Released: 1985
Length: 6:33
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Poetry, soundscape and beautiful powerful music.  This album was one of the few highlights which made the eighties music scene bearable for me.

It's a while since this was played on here - I can't believe I only gave it an 8.  Now corrected to 10.
 allyart wrote:
absolutely wonderful...this song gives me goosebumps and makes the hairs on my arms stand straight up...should be listened to in the context of the entire album...thank you, kate bush, for being such an inspiration and creative muse :-)
 
{#Yes}  {#Cheers}
Kate! {#Daisy}
An absolute masterpiece.
absolutely wonderful...this song gives me goosebumps and makes the hairs on my arms stand straight up...should be listened to in the context of the entire album...thank you, kate bush, for being such an inspiration and creative muse :-)
The "Hounds Of Love" album, and this cut in particular, changed the way I looked at music, both as a consumer and a creator. Absolutely brilliant. Cheers, Sigmon
MsJudi wrote:
Kate is perfect for Halloween, she always has that otherworldly quality about her lyrics and vocals!
when i was little my father convinced me that kate bush was a witch and i cried when i found out that she wasn't such a cool pair of songs
Crazy conceptual weirdness that approaches melodrama. Maybe. But it's roughly 100 x billion more original and nuanced than most everything that's out there so I forgive her. Kate Bush, you are a crazy lady and I LOVE YOU.
Kate, you can pour yourself over me anytime... 8)
Hairfarmer wrote:
I still remember the first time I heard this song. It was on CD and I thought something was very wrong with either the player or the disc until my wife told me it was supposed to do that. :oops:
Help me, baby! Help me, baby! Listen to me, LISTEN to me! Tell them, baby! OH! Help me, baby! Talk to them!
geoffs wrote:
Absolutely love this song, but can tell why some folks here have a problem with it. It's meant to be listened to in sequence with the entire side of the album (yes, I bought it first on vinyl, and it's Side B, and it's called "The Ninth Wave"). If I were to pull one song out of The Ninth Wave to play for someone, it would be "Hello Earth". Beautiful.
Yes, "Hello Earth" is an incredible song.
"Look who's here to SEE you!"
:goodvibes.gif:
You are a genius. eom
Kate is perfect for Halloween, she always has that otherworldly quality about her lyrics and vocals!
I still remember the first time I heard this song. It was on CD and I thought something was very wrong with either the player or the disc until my wife told me it was supposed to do that. :oops:
Now this is spooky! Good stuff...
Lyric site
Originally Posted by Dagno-M: Quite possibly the stupidest comment I've seen on RP.
I'll have to second that comment. Dude, do your research, at least know what you are talking about before opening your mouth.
Absolutely love this song, but can tell why some folks here have a problem with it. It\'s meant to be listened to in sequence with the entire side of the album (yes, I bought it first on vinyl, and it\'s Side B, and it\'s called \"The Ninth Wave\"). If I were to pull one song out of The Ninth Wave to play for someone, it would be \"Hello Earth\". Beautiful.
Perfect fit for an \"eclectic\" rock station. I like it. This is why I listen.
This could well be the most disjointed, incoherent piece of \"music\" since The Beatles\' \"Revolution 9.\" Three words: What. The. Fuq. :??:
Two things you can never get too much of: 1. Good Sex 2. Kate Bush She is a goddess. I fell in love when she appeared on Saturday Night Live in the \'70s. Please play more!
This song makes perfect sense if you\'ve been playing \"Diablo\" and watching \"The Cell\" for two or three days without sleep.
My stress level just got worse... :mad:
overwrought.
lost me on this one! I\'ll try again later.
it just sounds confused to me. and NOT in a good way. this is pretty weak.
Originally Posted by window: I've been listening to RP consistently for six months now, and this is without a doubt the weirdest song I've ever heard on this station.
Yeah, but weird in a *good* way, I think. :D
I\'ve been listening to RP consistently for six months now, and this is without a doubt the weirdest song I\'ve ever heard on this station.
The second part of this song scares me. But Kate does have that effect sometimes, I think...
Originally Posted by Dagno-M: Quite possibly the stupidest comment I've seen on RP.
Your comment takes a close second as being the "stupidest"
When I heard "wake up" on this piece today, it made me have a bad deja vu to Vanilla Sky :
"Open your eyes."
It's a good thing that how I feel about the movie is opposite of how I feel about Kate Bush!
Originally Posted by whiteknight: Annoying and gimmicky Annie Lenox wannabe.
Quite possibly the stupidest comment I've seen on RP.
You just can\'t have enough Kate Bush in your life.
Wake up luv....
I fell in love with Kate Bush since I was 14 Years old. She has the greatest voice of the century!!! Nice to hear it today on RADIOPARADISE!!
Originally Posted by whiteknight: Annoying and gimmicky Annie Lenox wannabe.
She was in the public eye long before Annie. (And I like Annie) The Hounds of Love record is a mature, complicated thing. I love the second side (that includes this) and its theme of drowning. So, in this pair of songs she drowns under ice and the second part she's a witch being drowned as a test. Strong recommendation for The Dreaming by her. I read a review once that called it "the art of Art Rock." Which was right on. Her more recent records have been horrible disappointments, but Dreaming/Hounds are a fantastic pair. What say you good people?...
I usually don\'t like Kate Bush, this reminds me of most of those reasons. :(
Annoying and gimmicky Annie Lenox wannabe.
more!
This song has been one of my absolute favourites since I first heard it. Hearing our dreams! Thank You, Kate. ;)
It's so refreshing to hear something other than Running Up That Hill. Thanks
Kate is a goddess.......