In 1989, Kate Bush stepped back into the pop spotlight after four years of rumour and conjecture. In this excerpt from an NME interview in October 1989, Len Brown talked to the reclusive genius about, among other things, The Sensual World - a magnificent album Bush is now updating in a "Director's Cut" version--Barney Hoskyns, Editorial Director, Rock's Backpages
We meet in a rather sensual room in a sumptuous West London hotel. It's an appropriate place to interview Kate Bush. The walls are stacked with paintings of nudes - pink boobs, vermillion nips, plenty of Botticelli cheeks - of cockfights and banquets, of mankind indulging in animal passions. Orange juice and nuts are consumed voraciously throughout discussions.
Four years from Hounds Of Love, 12 months since we last met in the company of three Bulgarian grannies called Trio Bulgarka, Kate's changed little physically. Still petite, naturally older, her hair's still long and henna'd and the nervous laugh is as infectious asRead More »from The Rock’s Backpages Flashback: Kate Bush in the Realm of the Senses