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Thursday, November 15, 2007

what do Kate Bush , Within Temptation and Placebo have in common??

Nothing in terms of musical genre.. but all three of them have recorded the song , Running Up That Hill... originally it's sung by Kate Bush.. and it is covered by both Within Temptation and Placebo... and here's the videos of the 3 versions...

First of , of course it'll be Kate Bush's version.. this is the original version.. this version is a more disco-ish since it's from the 80's.. but the music video is seriously intense .. thanks to the nicely choreographed dance moves... and it sort of gets creepy towards the end.. ahaha.. it's good..

Some details of Kate Bush (taken from wikipedia)

Kate Bush
Kate Bush about to perform at Comic Relief 1986
Kate Bush about to perform at Comic Relief 1986
Background information
Birth name Catherine Bush
Born 30 July 1958 (1958-07-30) (age 49)
Origin Bexleyheath, Kent, England
Genre(s) Alternative rock, Art rock, Pop rock, New Wave
Occupation(s) Musician, vocalist, songwriter, record producer
Instrument(s) Vocals, piano, keyboards, didgeridoo
Years active 1975–present
Label(s) EMI
Website www.katebush.com

Next up is Within Temptation's version.. this version starts off with an medieval/irish/folk sounding intro.. which leads to the 'gothic metal' that the band is famous for.. the video is so-so... the eye makeup on Sharon den Adel reminds me of the Hong Kong singer , Faye Wong ,

more info on within temptation from Wikipedia...

Within Temptation
van Veen, van Haestregt, Jolie, Spierenburg, den Adel, Westerholt.
van Veen, van Haestregt, Jolie, Spierenburg, den Adel, Westerholt.
Background information
Origin The Netherlands
Genre(s) Symphonic Metal
Gothic Metal
Years active 1996 – present
Label(s) DSFA Records
Gun Records
Roadrunner Records
Website within-temptation.com
Ruud Adrianus Jolie
Jeroen van Veen
Stephen van Haestregt
Sharon den Adel
Martijn Spierenburg
Robert Westerholt

Lastly , the best version of the song for me is the one covered by Placebo... very nice depressing electronic/trip-hop - influenced track... beautiful vocals by Brian Molko , ... if you guys have heard Placebo before this , you'll recognize his unique style of vocals.. the video apparently is a collection of videos provided by fans singing the song.. cleverly edited to achieve the look and feel of the down tempo version of this song...

more info on Placebo from Wikipedia..
Placebo at Coachella Festival, April 29, 2007.
Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Alternative rock
Indie rock
Years active 1994–Present
Label(s) EMI
Virgin Records (current), Hut Records, Caroline Records
Website Placeboworld.co.uk
Brian Molko
Stefan Olsdal
Former members
Robert Schultzberg (1994–1996)
Steve Hewitt (1996–2007)

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