Cloudbusting (Kate Bush Cover)

February 19, 2013 2:13 AM

A male-vox take on an old classic. "Safety and danger are threaded through the song, via both a thoughtful lyric and a compulsive cello-driven melody. Even more startling, but hardly surprising, is the ease with which Bush was able to capture the moment when a child first realizes that adults are fallible." - Amy Hanson

Song is now in G as opposed to original key of E. Better suited to my vocal register.

Since I only play double bass, all string parts are substituted with either synth strings, double bass or acoustic guitar.

Thanks for listening.

posted by CarrotAdventure (4 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

This sounds great. I don't know the original, off to listen to that now for comparison.
posted by dubold at 3:31 AM on February 19, 2013

i LOVE the original and Kate Bush is one of my top 5 all time favourite music makers EVER, so in my eyes no mortal can ever surpass the performances by her almighty wonderousness of her songs.

Even so, I really like this :) It's got a nice, different-to-the-original vibe to it, it's more delicate and thoughtful in some ways.

My only criticism would be that the drums are pretty flat, and to my mind, totally unnecessary in your version. I'd be interested to hear it without them.
posted by greenish at 6:07 AM on February 19, 2013 [1 favorite]

this is great! love the latest production chops on this. there was an acoustic only version out before, no?

lovin the (synth-strings?) in at 2:35. i was kinda hoping for an arpeggiator to find its way in near the end, but that might have put this one a bit over on the silly side.

overall, unreal tues-memu-post!
posted by ageispolis at 2:46 PM on February 19, 2013

Ha! I've been listening to Paper Crows do this and had no idea it was a Kate Bush cover. Thank you for clueing me in, and on top of that, it's a good listen, too.
posted by weston at 8:52 PM on February 19, 2013

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