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SUSPENDED IN GAFFA

Kate Bush

 

Crossover Prog

2.24 | 6 ratings

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Matti
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2 stars The third single from The Dreaming was released in November 1982 in continental Europe; in the UK There Goes a Tenner was released instead. 'Suspended in Gaffa' has never been among my Kate Bush favourites, in fact it's one of those few songs that leave me rather intact. I have no idea what's it about (Wikipedia: "about seeing something one really wants, then not being able to ever experience it again"), and I don't like it musically either. Sort of bumpy what comes to melodies.

On the B side is her French-language song 'Ne t'enfuis pas' (=don't run away) which was used on some other singles too. Sonically more clinical and programmed, this feels closer to Kate Bush in the latter half of the 80's, reminding a bit of e.g. 'Experiment IV', although much less dramatic, or songs like 'Deeper Understanding' and 'Between a Man and a Woman' from the album The Sensual World (1989). The Fairlight and bass sound nice anyway. Not Kate Bush at her best of course, but an interesting non-album piece. Somehow it also reminds me of Talk Talk's It's My Life album.

For the boring album song however I don't want to give this single more than two stars.

Matti | 2/5 |

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