Friday Night Concert: Kate Bush at Hammersmith Odeon 1979

Travel back in time with us to the pre-cable and VCR days when rock bands could only ever be briefly glimpsed on TV late on Friday nights, and if you were lucky, you might get to see a full show. Every week, I will be posting the kind of show that would have made me excited to stay up past 11, at some time between 1976 and 1984. So have a cup of coffee, eat some sugar, connect the audio output of your TV to your hi-fi system and play this Youtube video LOUD!

Kate Bush retired from live performance early, having embarked on precisely one concert tour during a forty-year career. Prior to an unexpected series of London shows in 2014, which had fans forthing at the mouth trying to acquire tickets, her UK tour of 1979 had been the only opportunity to see her perform a full set, in the flesh. Fortunately, one of these shows was captured on camera and exists on Youtube in brilliant quality. Curl up with a spot of tea and some crumpet, and experience this beautifully staged production from a gifted performer in her early prime.

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