CHEEKY pop legend Kate Bush not only breaks records with her music – she is also a real windbreaker.
Fellow musicians have revealed the mischievous cloudbusting singer, 65, has turned her own farts into tunes, with her surprise releases possibly being fueled by homemade curries.
Irish folk musician Donal Lunny, who played gas on many of his songs, claimed the British megastar recorded the sound of her blow-offs on a Fairlight synthesizer.
He said of Kate: “She was a fun, mischievous woman. Someone told me she sampled a fart on the Fairlight and would like to play music on it.”
Kate first topped the charts at age 19 singing about “windy moors” at Wuthering Heights in 1978.
The boundary-pushing star soon had a studio built next to the family home, allowing her to completely relax and produce her own ‘personal’ sounds.
And saxophonist Nigel Hitchcock, who played his wind instruments on their 1993 album The Red Shoes, said he was blown away by their hospitality.
He told Uncut magazine, “When I first got to Kate’s house with my saxes, she opened the door and took them both off and said, ‘I’ll be right back, I’ll make a curry.’ She also fed everyone.”
Kate became the oldest artist to make it to #1 when “Running Up That Hill” finally topped the charts in 2022 – 37 years after its original release – after it was used on the soundtrack of the Netflix series Stranger Things .
Hinting at her quirky music-making in 2016, she revealed she loved “experimenting” in the studio.
She said, “What was important to me was that I could bring a much more personal expression to the whole experience and experiment on my own terms.”
“It allowed me to use the production to express the actual songwriting in the way I wanted.”
Kate is scheduled to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in New York in November.