From "The Story So Far" by Laurie Brown (Much Music, 30 May 1987). In 1994 Laurie Brown wrote a book entitled "Success Without College: Days and Nights in Rock & Roll TV". About her meeting with Kate she wrote a few things. This is an excerpt: "The only time I have ever had to submit my questions prior to my interview was for Kate Bush in 1987. Her record company would fly me to London to interview her at her brother's house, but only if my questions were submitted and approved (presumably by her) beforehand. I knew she didn't like interviews but I wasn't sure why. Perhaps it was nerves, the invasion of her privacy, an inability either to talk about her music, or suffer fools. Anyway, my questions were approved and I flew to London.
Kate appeared, coolly but politely warning me that the twenty minutes I had flown across the ocean for would never amount to anything more than twenty minutes.
My admiration for Kate Bush is immense. First, she is a singer with a four-octave range who found a way to use it in rock music. Second, she's a kind of hippie Celtic witch; she has brought all her ancestors' history, literature and music with her on her pop musical trip. Third, in spite of the ancient history in her music, she was a product of the latest in sophisticated sampling technology, one of the first artists to truly tame the Fairlight synthesizer and make it fit her requirements, rather than build ideas around the machine. Fourth, I'm amazed by her ability to integrate modern dance into rock. I don't think her dance for the video "Running Up That Hill" has been equalled by anyone yet..." #katebush #runningupthathill #dancevideo #thebestever #classics #interviews #videooftheday #danceclass #instavideo