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Old 07-01-2022, 11:54 AM
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Exactly. And Kenny Loggins is signing autographs backstage.
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No Kate Bush so they go with Danny Douma?

That’s like saying I’ll have a martini and if you can’t make me one I’ll take a banana split. Two entirely different worlds!
Yeah, isn’t that weird? Who picked the opening acts back then, the tour sponsors? In 1979, they could have had their pick of a dozen good opening acts in the New Wave — Joe Jackson, the Specials, the Cars, Graham Parker, Squeeze. I think it’s great for a top-of-the-bill to get an opener that is a little edgier and trendier. It provides a nice balance. Christopher Cross was always bland middle-of-the-road, and the Night Eyes were too, come to think of it, even though they never acquired an audience. Bob Marley opened in Germany in June 1980, which was not a good fit, either, even though Marley is a legend in his own right. Actually, Fleetwood melding with Men at Work in 1982 was a good ticket, even though Men at Work weren’t critics’ darlings like Fleetwood.

But Kate Bush?! In a mass-market arena-rock setting — good God. Imagine how far the audiences in Detroit or Cleveland would have tossed her when she sang “Kashka from Baghdad” or “Wow.”
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Exactly. And Kenny Loggins is signing autographs backstage.
Was Kenny backstage playing with the boys?
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But Kate Bush?! In a mass-market arena-rock setting — good God. Imagine how far the audiences in Detroit or Cleveland would have tossed her when she sang “Kashka from Baghdad” or “Wow.”
Bush has never toured the United States, having only toured once in Europe during 1979 and again in 2014, with the latter being a concert residency in London. She didn't have many hits in the country, with "The Man With The Child in His Eyes" being the only song that broke the Hot 100 by 1979/80.
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Yeah, isn’t that weird? Who picked the opening acts back then, the tour sponsors? In 1979, they could have had their pick of a dozen good opening acts in the New Wave — Joe Jackson, the Specials, the Cars, Graham Parker, Squeeze. I think it’s great for a top-of-the-bill to get an opener that is a little edgier and trendier. It provides a nice balance. Christopher Cross was always bland middle-of-the-road, and the Night Eyes were too, come to think of it, even though they never acquired an audience. Bob Marley opened in Germany in June 1980, which was not a good fit, either, even though Marley is a legend in his own right. Actually, Fleetwood melding with Men at Work in 1982 was a good ticket, even though Men at Work weren’t critics’ darlings like Fleetwood.

But Kate Bush?! In a mass-market arena-rock setting — good God. Imagine how far the audiences in Detroit or Cleveland would have tossed her when she sang “Kashka from Baghdad” or “Wow.”
The Cars were headlining arenas by 1979 .I saw them at the same venue where I attended the Tusk show and they had sold it out just 3 months before so no way. I agree about Kate although I have never heard that she was offered to open for FM on the Tusk tour .I wonder what the source is.
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The Cars were headlining arenas by 1979 .I saw them at the same venue where I attended the Tusk show and they had sold it out just 3 months before so no way. I agree about Kate although I have never heard that she was offered to open for FM on the Tusk tour .I wonder what the source is.
Here is the source: https://www.loudersound.com/features...e-tour-of-life
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Thanks! Amazed that I had never heard about this since I have been a fan of both for many decades. Must be because Kate put the instant kibosh on it.
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Also little known are the fascinating first lyrics to her 1985 hit, originally a song of regret about certain career choices made in 1979.


And if I only could
I'd make a deal with Cross
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be opening for that tour
Be opening for that band
Be opening for Fleetwood
(Mac, Mac, Mac)

Oh, come on, Stevie
Oh, come on, Lindsey
Let me steal this moment from you now
Oh, come on, Angel
Come on Not That Funny
Let's exchange the experience
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Also little known are the fascinating first lyrics to her 1985 hit, originally a song of regret about certain career choices made in 1979.


And if I only could
I'd make a deal with Cross
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be opening for that tour
Be opening for that band
Be opening for Fleetwood
(Mac, Mac, Mac)

Oh, come on, Stevie
Oh, come on, Lindsey
Let me steal this moment from you now
Oh, come on, Angel
Come on Not That Funny
Let's exchange the experience
haha!! clever
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Also little known are the fascinating first lyrics to her 1985 hit, originally a song of regret about certain career choices made in 1979.


And if I only could
I'd make a deal with Cross
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be opening for that tour
Be opening for that band
Be opening for Fleetwood
(Mac, Mac, Mac)

Oh, come on, Stevie
Oh, come on, Lindsey
Let me steal this moment from you now
Oh, come on, Angel
Come on Not That Funny
Let's exchange the experience
This was very well done! Does that make Christopher Cross a god?

Now I'm craving a theatrical Kate Bush cover of "Not That Funny".
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Old 07-10-2022, 06:13 PM
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A version of Fleetwood Mac that had Kate Bush instead of Stevie is worth a fantastical thought or two, though,isn't it? Imagine her with Lindsey's guitar the Fleetwood/McVie rhythm section and a bit of tasteful Christine backing vocals...
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