July 20, 2022 Playlist

"Never For Ever" by Kate Bush (1980)
Kate Bush "Never For Ever"  1980 (UK)
In 2022, the incredibly improbable happened when quirky artiste Kate Bush scored her first #1 hit single in America: one of her classic tunes from the 80's was featured in a popular TV show. She had already had a number of big hits in Europe (in fact her debut single went to #1 in her home country more than 40 years ago), but her style has always seemed too eclectic and cerebral for an American pop audience. You really can't compare her style to anybody who came before her though she has influenced countless artists in her wake. She had a few connections to the prog rock scene (collaborating with Peter Gabriel and David Gilmour), and her dramatic flair has often been compared to David Bowie, though I think one of the few artists on her plane of existence might be the equally unclassifiable Scott Walker (who still hasn't had a #1 hit in America and probably never will.) All of her albums are notable, but if I were to recommend an entry point to the casual listener I would choose her third album (this week's CAOTW). In addition to her original style of music, Kate was an amazing performer who trained in dance, theater and mime as well as music. Check out some more klassik Kate videos: "Babooshka" and "Army Dreamers" are unforgettable songs from this week's classic album. Her first hit "Wuthering Heights" (1978) and a later tune "The Sensual World" (1989) are also heard on the show this week.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Standing In The Light Of LoveToast (N - previously unreleased album)2001 (2022 Reprise)Canada/USA
Kikagaku Moyo ("Geometric Patterns") Cardboard PileKumoyo Island (N)2022 (Guruguru Brain)Japan
EXEK Beyond CurrencyAdvertise Here (N)2022 (Castle Face)Australia
Kurt Vile Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)(watch my moves) (N)
2022 (Verve)USA
Black Country, New Road ConcordeAnts From Up There (N)2022 (Ninja Tune)UK
black midi Hellfire
   / Sugar/Tzu
Hellfire (N)2022 (Rough Trade)UK
Haru Nemuri Never Let You Go
Shunka-Ryougen (N)
("Spring Fire Lighting The Fields Ablaze")
2022 (TO3S)Japan
Perfume Spinning WorldPlasma (N - forthcoming album)
2022 (Universal)Japan
Chelmico o.laGokigen (N) ("Good Mood")
2022 (Warner Japan)Japan
Dempagumi.inc Dempa Savior DEMPARK!! (N - forthcoming album)2022 (Meme Tokyo/Toy's Factory)Japan
Superorganism Black Hole BabyWorld Wide Pop (N)2022 (Domino)UK/USA/Australia
Kate BushBabooshkaNever For Ever
Kate BushArmy DreamersNever For Ever
Kate BushWuthering HeightsThe Kick Inside1978UK
Kate BushThe Sensual WorldThe Sensual World1989UK
Discovery ZoneRemote ControlRemote Control2020USA/Germany
Nina Hagen BandWie Leben Immer...Noch (Lucky Number) (Lene Lovich)
("How To Live Always...Still")
Unbehagen ("Discomforted")1979Germany
Walker Brothers (Scott Walker)The ElectricianNite Flights1978USA/UK
David Bowieblackstarblackstar2016UK
GenesisFifth Of FirthSelling England By The Pound1973UK
Pink FloydBurning BridgesObscured By Clouds1972UK
Jeff ParkerExecutive Life
   / Par Ha Tay
The New Breed2016USA
Susan Alcorn QuintetPedernalPedernal2020USA
Joni MitchellJudgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig's Tune)For The Roses1972Canada
Jefferson AirplaneNever Argue With A German If You're Tired Or European SongBark1971USA
Jenny Hval American CoffeeClassic Objects (N)2022 (4AD)Norway
StereolabItalian Shoes ContinuumCobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night1999UK/France
Carla BleyEnormous TotsTropic Appetites1974USA
Yoko OnoAirmaleFly1971Japan

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