Strange Phenomena: The Music of Kate Bush
Strange Phenomena: The Music of Kate Bush
Cecilee Landefeld
The only podcast that will document every single song that the legendary British singer/songwriter Kate Bush has ever produced. In each episode, Cecilee will discuss a different song, in chronological order, with a fan, starting with Kate's 1978 debut album The Kick Inside to Kate's latest release in 2011, 50 Words for Snow. Special episodes about Kate's 1979 tour and her 2014 concerts will be discussed as well. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.
S07E10 - Big Stripey Lie
Coming up behind hind hind is a new episode of Strange Phenomena! In this episode, we're digging into the third to last track on The Red Shoes: Big Stripey Lie. A song that almost didn't make the final track listing for the album, Big Stripey Lie sits toward the end of the album and is probably the most cryptic song on the album. In this episode, Cecilee and her guest Matthew Song, a long-time Kate fan, dig into this song. They speculate on what a big stripey lie actually is, where it sits on the album, and also about their love for this song! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 10, 2023
46 min
S07E09 - Constellation of the Heart
Get your telescopes ready! We're coming at you with a full report of the ninth track from Kate Bush's seventh album The Red Shoes. For this week's episode, we have Diego Ortega on the show to discuss Constellation of the Heart, his favorite Kate Bush song. This week we talk about the Prince influence in this song, what the lyrics mean, and also, speaking of lyrics, our favorite lyrics from this song! We also talk about Kate trying something new stylistically and what we think the song is about! It's gonna be wonderful it's gonna be beautiful! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 2, 2023
41 min
S07E08 - Top of the City
One more step to the top of the city, where another episode of Strange Phenomena is waiting for you (as well as a couple of pigeons). This week we're talking about the amazing album track Top of the City, the eighth song on Kate Bush's seventh album The Red Shoes. Eric Orange, a long-time Kate fan, is our guest this week as we talk about why we love this song so much, as well as what we think the song is about! You'll be on the angel's shoulders after hearing our discussion! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 18, 2023
1 hr 16 min
S07E07 - The Red Shoes
With no words and no song, you can dance a dream with your body on as you listen to this episode about the title track to Kate Bush's seventh album The Red Shoes! For this episode, we get to talk with a long-time Kate Bush fan, David Manuel, who cites this song as one of his favorites (and spoiler alert: this is a top ten favorite song for our host as well!). We get to talk about the 1940s movie The Red Shoes, a movie that was most likely the inspiration for this song, as well as the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of the same name, and how those influences wove their way into this song. So let's move like the diva do! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 15, 2023
1 hr 18 min
S07E06 - Lily
Do you have Gabriel before you, Raphael behind you, Michael to your right and Uriel on your left side? If you do, time to put on the sixth track on Kate Bush's seventh album The Red Shoes: the undeniable Lily! As you'll hear in this episode, this song has quite a bit of history AND even had a live version too, recorded during Kate Bush's 2014 London residency show Before the Dawn! For this episode, we have a new fan of the show, Daniel, who has joined us to talk about this rocking song! So come join us and let's rock out a bit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 5, 2023
58 min
S07E05 - The Song of Solomon
This is the newest episode, the episode for everyone who wants to listen to another discussion of a Kate Bush song! But of course you want to listen! We're talking this week about The Song of Solomon, the fifth track from Kate Bush's album The Red Shoes. We're in album track territory for this one and we have a long-time Kate fan to talk about this song with us this week: Diego Ortega! In this episode, we talk about our history with the song, the several references made in the song (the Rose of Sharon, Isolde, etc) as well as explaining just what is The Song of Solomon! We've written this just for you! Video mentioned in the episode: The Song of Solomon performed by Malin Dahlström and the Gothenburg Symphony Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 11, 2023
45 min
S07E04 - Moments of Pleasure
Now that we've danced a bit, it's time to get a little emotional with the single Moments of Pleasure. Released as a single in late 1993, Moments of Pleasure is a beloved song by many a Kate fan and it's not hard to see why. Emotional lyrics? Check. Sweeping string arrangement? Check. Amazing vocal performance? Oh yeah! Big check right there! In this episode, Cecilee talks with Rick Campbell again about this song's history, what it means to us, and how the song has grown with us as we've gotten older. So time to get a little reflective and hey, while you're at it, can you turn the lights up? Videos mentioned in this episode: Moments of Pleasure Official Video Moments of Pleasure live on Aspel & Co, June 1993 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 6, 2023
1 hr 1 min
S07E03 - Eat the Music
It's summer and time to party it up with Eat the Music! So grab a banana, a sultana, and hey, would you like guava while we're at it? And while you're munching on a fruity snack or two, take a listen to our latest episode of the show! Cecilee sits down with long-time Canadian Kate fan Rick Campbell to talk about this song and its history, the lyrics, the iconic music video as shown in The Line, The Cross, and the Curve and what the song means to us! What are we singing? A song of seeds, the food of love! So come on and eat the music with us! Yum! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 18, 2023
57 min
S07E02 - And So Is Love
Now it's time to slow it down a little for all you lovers out there. We have another beautiful Kate Bush song discussion coming right to your ears, and this time, we're talking about track #2 from The Red Shoes: And So Is Love.   Listen as Cecilee chats with long-time Kate fan Emery Bonannella, who cites this song as one of her favorite Kate Bush songs. We talk about the history of the song, our own history with it and discovering Kate at a young age, and so much more! This was recorded in June 2022, so there's also talk about our excitement at new Kate Bush fans finding her music through Stranger Things! Videos mentioned: Kate Bush on Top of the Pops, performing And So Is Love, 1994 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 8, 2023
1 hr 22 min
S07E01 - Rubberband Girl
Are you ready to bounce back to life like a rubberband? We hope so! Because ready or not, here's the newest episode of Strange Phenomena! This week, we're starting the new season with the first song from The Red Shoes album, the bouncy (appropriately so!) Rubberband Girl! Released as a single in September 1993, Rubberband Girl was the first of five singles from The Red Shoes. It was a top 20 hit in the UK and was even released as a single in the United States! Cecilee is joined by fellow Kate fan James diBenedetto, who has been a Kate fan since the 90s and counts this song as one of his favorite Kate songs! We'll talk about the history of this song, from its release as a single, to the Directors' Cut version, to what Kate herself as said about this song! Don't forget to follow the show on all the socials: Twitter Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 23, 2022
40 min
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