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Listening to the demos and looking at the photos in your Cathy book while reading this is strongly recommended. Back to the Gaffaweb. To the Gaffaweb Table of Contents. I remember it vaguely. It was completely unselfconscious and I wasn't aware of people looking at me. One day some people came into the room, saw me and laughed and from that moment on I stopped doing it.
I think maybe I've been trying to get back there ever since. At about11 year old Kate begins to play on the piano and starts writing poems. She wrote stories for her own amusement and poems 'about being alone or wandering in the woods'.
She had a phase of being obsessed about whales and tried several times to write 'a whale song'. From the age of ten I felt old. I became very shy at school I was very little and there was always music in the house, so it didn't seem unnatural to start playing the piano or playing around on the instruments that were in the house.
And I think the more you write songs, you just get a knack for them, hopefully. But when I was about eleven I actually started writing songs. At the age of thirteen or fourteen she was spending tons and tons of time writing, but starting in fact when she was about ten.
It was my release from school, and, you know, if I couldn't go out and it was a wet day, or there wasn't anything good on television, that would be my favourite place to go: to the piano. I found something that I don't think I've ever really found since, when I first started writing songs: that I could actually create something out of nothing, and it was a very special discovery - I think if you are lucky enough to make it at a young age, as I was. I really loved their melodies and harmonies and worked out for myself that a chord was made from a minimum El Aguante - San Martín Vampire - Debut Y Despedida three notes, and that by changing one of these notes you could get completely different chords to work with the new note.
In a way, that started my interest in the way things could sound and feel very different just by putting different chords to a tune.
As the harmonium got eaten up by mice, less and less of the stops that selected the sounds worked, so naturally I turned my attention to playing the piano. It was really a question of Goodnight Baby - Kate Bush - The Season Of The Witch - Cathys Home Demos a logical approach, once I knew where middle C was.
Even though I wasn't much good at maths at school, I could see the logic of how the piano was working, and got on with it myself very well. I've now been playing You Make Me Feel So Good - Gems* - You Make Me Feel So Good piano for many years, and I really did start off in the most basic way.
After a couple of years I'd got a slight style, and since then I've simply developed it more, just by writing and then practising playing the songs. Often, I'd be writing songs beyond my technique which would stretch my playing even further. So I started making my own lyrics up alongside the music. And I couldn't believe that this was how this worked, that it was so logical, that there was actually a plan to the keyboard that was so easy to see, that was like playing one finger on the notes and then singing that tune.
And then gradually I Goodnight Baby - Kate Bush - The Season Of The Witch - Cathys Home Demos to understand about chords, and once I hit chords that was really it, you know. This was the most exciting thing in my life, the chord.
When I first started, my voice was terrible, but the voice is an instrument to a singer, and the only way to improve it is to practice. It was awful noise, it was really something terrible. My tunes were more morbid and more negative.
That was a lot of people's comment: they were too heavy. But then a lot of people are saying that about my current songs. The old ones were quite different musically, vocally, and lyrically. You're younger and you get into murders Everyone was free to read them - we always read each other's work.
But people at school didn't know that I was writing songs. The occasion was a school production of the musical play 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'.
The school magazine records that " Two of these, Catherine Bush and Sarah Brennan, later gave a short dance in honour of the kings, which was both pastorally graceful and imaginative. World Without Love - Various - 20 Fab No 1s Of The 60s had, say like 50 songs Some said up to songs.
My family thought it would be interesting to see if we could get some of my songs published, I'd written loads of songs. I just used to write one every day or something. I put twenty to thirty of my songs on a tape and he'd take it to record companies. Of course there was no response; you wouldn't be able to hear a thing, just this little girl with a piano going "yaaaa yaaaa" for hours on end They were OK, but Then Ricky Hopper presented the songs Johns Addiction Part 2 - Various - Lagoa 16th Birthday Celebration David Gilmour.
Gilmour noticed her talent, but also the bad tape recorder quality. This friend of mine came to me and said, "My friend has a very talented sister" and would I listen to her. And I said "sure", so I listened to her.
I thought she was very good. This session took place at Kate's house with Gilmour in Only Kate and piano, with a better recorder. I think this is the session, Kate had in mind, when she said:. She was only 14, I think, when I met her, maybe just about But Gilmour also once said re this [?
This is a bit confusing. It seems to be sure, that Gilmour visited Kate at her home and listened to her songs. I also think, they recorded something. Did Gilmour visit Kate more than once? Did he bring a recorder at the first meeting? What is this about the piano studio session? It seems unlikely IMHO, to insert yet another session here. Nothing is well confirmed so far. Has anyone access to the Q-mags in his library? Goodnight Baby - Kate Bush - The Season Of The Witch - Cathys Home Demos must be around Sept.
I think, IED, you brought this up, so it's your turn! According to Gilmour Q ca. This tape definitely made it to EMI. Besides PTA also the second version of "Maybe" was recorded.
And the bass player and drummer from Unicorn sat down and we just kind of put a few songs together. I remember it was the first time I'd ever done an overdub with the keyboard - I put this little electric piano thing down, and I remember thinking: 'Ooh!
As far as I remember the tracks we did with this session in ' There was a track called "Passing Through Air", which I think went on a b-side -". Why was that? K: I was waiting for the flat note in the middle. K: No, you caught it actually, I'm sure It is not clear from what session the songs on this lost album come from. The description in HG see below indicates band-accompaniments, but other trustworthy word-of-mouth descriptions say, the album consists only of voice and-piano performances, "albeit EARLIER-sounding ones than ANY of the known piano demos".
If this 'piano-only' I Know What You Know - Evan Christopher - Django à la Créole is true, the record contains songs from the first or the second session and are therefore from or earlier. It is also not clear, if the titles are given by Kate.
Maybe they are only guesses from the bootleggers e. The following two excerpts from HG give us the only known 'facts' about this record. There are several other rumours though. Someone, somehow has got hold of one of Kate's early circa demo tapes, which appears to have contained not only a number of Kate's early songs, but embryonic versions of more well-known tracks.
A West German company appeared Goodnight Baby - Kate Bush - The Season Of The Witch - Cathys Home Demos believe that it had bought the 'rights' to this tape and was set to issue an album entitled: "Kate Bush: The Early Years". EMI-Electrola in Germany were aware of this, but some reason took no action to prevent the release. The album was in fact pressed and white labels send out in an attempt to secure overseas distribution deals.
At this point Kate became aware of the proposed release, and feeling that her early mistakes are not fit for public consumption, took the appropriate legal action. The stockpiled albums will now be destroyed sorry, we don't know how to get hold of one! Ah yes, the almost semi-mythical disc.
It was a single album containing ten songs recorded by Kate in her early Gilmour days in We have a tracklisting for eight [ten] of the songs as follows:. This tape finally was Kate's breakthrough Goodnight Baby - Kate Bush - The Season Of The Witch - Cathys Home Demos EMI.
The first two songs from this session appeared on The Kick Inside. No way could I have afforded to do anything like that.