Unless you’re of a certain age, the name Kate Bush probably won’t mean much to your musical sensibilities. But that wild haired woman singing Babooshka on VH-1 classics, in a Princess Leia style metal bra (which predates Luke’s sister entertaining Jabba, might I add) is the woman who is to this day still a major force in popular music.
As well as drawing men of all ages into a new found fascination with movement and expressive dance, in the late 1970’s and 1980’s, Kate’s visuals were only half the story in the musical career of a woman who paved the way for female producers and songwriters like Björk and Elizabeth Fraser.
Once upon a time, the pop in pop music stood for popular—and in the mid 1980’s Kate Bush’s experimental sounds, made possible by her love for the Fairlight synthesiser, drew a new audience into electronic music.
Here she is pictured for a Keyboard magazine spread on the incredible synthesiser and the people who used it.