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06 février 2006

Kate Bush: not interested in the dirt.

Kate Bush, February 6, 2006

A truly revealing book about Kate Bush is yet to be written.

There should be a law against fans trying to write biographies of the objects of their idolatry. Rob Jovanovic is a serious, adoring Kate Bush fan. Very sensibly, Bush decided not to talk to him.

This didn't stop Jovanovic. Nor did British DJ John Peel's observation that he "couldn't take her [Bush] seriously". Nothing was going to dissuade Jovanovic, so off he went to the archives and talkative friends.

He wasn't interested in the dirt. For years rumours swirled around exactly what happened when Peter Gabriel and Bush performed the intensely emotional and sexy video of Don't Give Up. It doesn't even get a mention. Nor does Bush's strange relationship with Hugh Cornwell from the

If you are happy with a distillation of Bush interviews and details of recordings, this is for you. The more revealing book exploring who Kate Bush really is is yet to be written.

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