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My hero: Kate Bush by David Mitchell

One half of comedy Peep Show duo, David Mitchell, has revealed in today's Guardian that he is totally smitten by the songwriting skills of Kate Bush.

Mitchell has also admitted that she transforms him into "a deranged fan":

"I don't know where to begin to explain it: there's her Brontëesque precocity (how does a 13-year-old compose "The Man With the Child In His Eyes"?); her voice, or rather voices (swan-necked soprano, bass-deadpan, banshee wail, pure as snowmelt); or her firsts (first British solo woman to write and sing a No. 1 single, to top the album charts and to enter the album charts at No 1). Of her six mature albums released between 1980 and 2005, four are near-masterpieces while two (1985's Hounds of Love and 2005's Aerial) are masterpieces."

Kate Bush stopped touring in 1979. She most recently composed and recorded a new song, 'Lyra', for the soundtrack to 'The Golden Compass'. 

Watch the video for Kate Bush's 'Hammer Horror' below:

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