Good blog post by HippyDave about Kate Bush
Kate re-invented – possibly even invented – the possibilities for a female singer-songwriter …. it also impressed on me early on that female vocalists could be more than eye-candy (a mindset that sadly all too many people – males and females alike! – can’t get past), and that songs could address weightier concerns than, say, how wonderful one’s partner was, or how important it was to get down tonight.
Regular readers of this blog will know that female artists feature heavily, and I would be very surprised if Kate Bush is not a significant influence on every single one of them.