‘HOUNDS OF LOVE’ LP By KATE BUSH Released 35 Years Ago

17 September 2020

Artist: Kate Bush
Album: Hounds Of Love – her fifth LP

Released: 16 September 1985 – 35 years ago
Score: #1 in the UK and The Netherlands, #30 in the USA

Pitchfork review: “With her self-produced fifth album, Kate Bush became a total auteur, embracing the possibilities of digital sampling synthesizers and creating a perfect marriage of technique and exploration. She became the most musically serious and yet outwardly whimsical star of her time. She held onto her bucolic childhood and sustained her family’s support, feeding the wonder that’s never left her. Her subsequent records couldn’t surpass Hounds of Love’s perfect marriage of technique and exploration, but never has she made a false one.” Full review here. Score: 10/10.

“I wasn’t an easy, happy-go-lucky girl because I used to think about everything so much, and I think I probably still do.”Kate Bush

Singles: Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God / Cloudbusting / Hounds Of Love / The Big Sky

– RUNNING UP THAT HILL (A Deal With God) –




Full album…

KATE BUSH: Facebook

‘HOUNDS OF LOVE’ By FUTUREHEADS – Released 15 Years Ago Today…

21 February 2020

Band: The Futureheads (2000–2013, 2018–present)
Single: Hounds Of Love
B-side: Man Made
Released: 21 February 2005 – 15 years ago today
AlbumSelf-titled debut LP  – released in 2004
Note 1: The song is a cover of Kate Bush’s title track
from her third album – released in 1985 – a song about
being afraid to fall in love, in the song this feeling is
compared to being chased by a pack of hounds
Note 2:When performing the song live the band
sometimes divided up the audience in two halves to sing
the a capella parts of the track which usually brought the
public into a state of euphoria (I experienced it myself once)
Score: The single peaked at #8 on the UK Singles Chart
and was NME’s track of the year

Here we go… Oh Oh Oh

Sing along live version (Glastonbury 2005)…

Kate Bush‘s original version…