May 14, 2006
See how deep the bullet lies
Many artists have tried to cover Kate Bush's classic Running Up That Hill. The weirdest attempts have even deconstructed the melody, which is pathetic for a song so brilliant. It probably lives in my top ten songs of all time, and I'm not the only one who'd say that.
Claudia Brücken, ex of 80's band Propaganda, has done the first cover I think I've ever liked of this song. She did it with Andrew Poppy for the 2005 album, Another Language. They take it into a chanteuse-y, classical piano realm and preserve the melody and passion in the original. It's sublime...
Note that Claudia also did a lovely duet with Andy Bell this year called Love Oneself - seek it out.