All 6 KT albums are finally available as EMI-America CDs. There was
Ernest Heramia has begun a new KT-related apazine called
167 Central Avenue
Now, the mail-bag:
To Jon Drukman: You're welcome, don't mention it, etc.
>Date: Thu, 16 Apr 87 07:28:08 ESTCould you give a clue? Like for instance, which discography are
>From: hofm...@nrl-css.arpa (James B. Hofmann)
>P.S. To IED. You're not fooling anybody, IED. Your discography is
>incomplete but I'm not going to be the one to tell you WHERE it's wrong.
you talking about?
>The new Kate Bush song from "She's Having A Baby" is entitledO.K., Sue, your mysterious KT-fan friend told you this, right? So, what
>"Make It Go Away".
did the song sound like? Is there any info on the film yet?
Any mention of Kate's involvement in print yet? Is the song about
the movie, or completely independent? And why doesn't the KBC ever
tell us about these things first???
Sue and Phil, you're both now on the list, re-printed below.
>I would be willing to start a second tape around, to speed theYou're welcome to start another tape, Sue, esp. since the first
>process up a bit (besides, I've got more cassette mailers than
>I know what to do with :-) If you'd like to be on the receiving
>end, please send your address to...
one will probably take a million years to make the circle now, there're
so many L-Hs requesting it. But, of course, it won't have any
of the same stuff on it. IED will update the master list occasionally,
but he cannot be responsible for people getting overlooked by the
people doing the actual mailing. If you do get another tape started,
maybe you should just assume that everyone on the first list wants
to get your tape, too -- but start from the bottom of the list
for your tape, and work your way up. That way everyone will
get SOMETHING sooner rather than later.
>Subject: IED's demise?God has spoken to IED again, and gave him a postponement till
>But the film isn't even going to be released until mid-June!
>I am afraid that this ensures your death! Unless the soundtrack
>is released in advance of the film, of course. Gee, we'll
>miss your interview transcriptions! :-)
the end of June. But boy! This better be legit, Sue -- the Lord
is getting steamed.
>Glad you finally found one -- so did I! It will doubtlessIED agrees totally that 100 is excessive; actually so is 10. The only
>be added to future "100 Most Collectable Kate Items" lists...
>IED, perhaps you could post *your* list of, say, the 10 or
>15 rarest artifaKTs (I think 100 is a bit excessive).
truly "rare" Kate Bush collectable record is the (possibly non-existent)
East German Demos LP called The Early Years. All other KT "rarities" are
actually just "hard-to-find", a decidedly inferior status. After all,
according to the Record Collector's price list, a new collector
could acquire every item on the entire Top 100 list by making a
total investment of 1,588 Pounds (approx. $2,223.00): you can't
even buy a Yugo for that! Furthermore, the collectors who can
get you what you want (provided you have the money) are pretty
well known and reasonably reliable. So none of these are Christie's
or Sotheby's material. The excessive length of the list
was the root of almost all of Record Collector's mistakes:
the compiler had so many spaces to fill up that
some arbitrary insertions and omissions were inevitable.
On the other hand, there are a lot
Top 10 ColleKTable Records
1. The Early Years (East German Demos LP).
2. Let It Be (ca. 1981; Kate Bush Club of Japan flexidisc).
3. The Bristol concert bootleg cassette (with a photo of silent film
4. An Interview with Kate Bush (Canadian promo LP, EMI America SPRO 282).
5. Kate Bush Self-Portrait (U.S. promo LP, EMI America SSA 3024).
6. The Kick Inside (UK white-label test pressing in folder cover with
7. The Kick Inside Picture-Disk (original edition).
8. The Single File (original numbered edition).
9. A tie between all of Kate's original U.K. picture-sleeve singles:
10. A tie between A Symphony in Blue (Canadian blue vinyl),
>Houdini seems a bit calculated in comparison,An interesting interpretation. GOoMH certainly is an inhospitable track!
>although there's obviously genuine feeling in it too. Still, "Get Out
>Of My House" was placed at the very end of the album for a reason - to
>shock the listener, to scare him/her and to make him/her ruminate on
>the past ten songs... think about the themes brought up, the locales
>visited, etc. We've just taken a trip through Kate's mind (house) and
>now she wants us OUT!! Think about _that_ next time you plunk the
>CD in your player.
About your comment that Houdini seems comparatively more "calculated",
IED respectfully disagrees. In general, the music which is accused of
being calculated, manipulative, insincere or affected is comparatively
quieter, more contemplative, more openly confessional and less aggressive
than that which is judged to be less calculated, manipulative, etc.
In fact, in this case, GOoMH is about as highly calculated and
elaborately designed and polished as anything in pop music. But because
it features such APPARENTLY spontaneous, aggressive vocals, etc.,
which mainly communicate emotions of anger and terror -- emotions
seldom associated with affectation and preciousness -- it can easily
be mistaken for a spontaneous piece of work, something it is not.
>Oops, I meant to give you mine, too. But I don't need to be high onPersonally, IED would love to hear some of that on the tape.
>the list. Not sure I have any rock esoteric enough myself, but I can
>probably borrow some. Unless you want a track of Bulgarian choral
>music or Hungarian dance tunes. (Seriously, that's what I collect,
>folk dance records and such).
Your misgivings prompt a reminder to all potential KonTributors and
listeners that the KompilaTion tape places NO restrictions on
content. Love-Hounds are encouraged to put ANYTHING THEY DAMN
WELL LIKE on the tape(s)! The more diverse and weird the
collection the better. Above all, don't be too concerned that
one or more listeners might already have heard something you
want to put on the tape: If even one listener is unfamiliar with
a recording and discovers something he likes as a result, that's
more than enough justification for putting it on in the first place.
And reverse snobbism is just as bad as the opposite. In other words,
if you want Barry Manilow on the tape, put him on! (AARRGGHHHHH!!!!)
In fact, there's not even any restriction against Kate Bush --
if that's what you like, put it on! (But don't worry, IED didn't
include her.) The only suggestion would be to keep in mind your
time limitations, and design your set so as to maximize outsiders'
interest and minimize fast-forwards.
Here's the list as it stands now:
2. Mark Kat(e)souros
3. john labovitz
4. Gregory Taylor/602 Russell St./Madison,
5. Joe Testa
7. Peter E. Lee
8. Joe Turner
9. Mark Ganzer
10. Walter Henry
11. Dan Hall
12. Andrew Elliott
13. Sue Trowbridge
14. Phil Stephens
-- Andrew Marvick
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