120 Reasons To Live: Kate Bush (“X-Ray” Segment)

Nothing did more to further the cause of Alternative Nation-building than 120 Minutes, MTV’s Sunday-night video showcase of non-mainstream acts. For nearly two decades, the program spanned musical eras from ’80s college rock to ’00s indie, with grunge, Britpop, punk, industrial, electronica and more in between. MAGNET raids the vaults to resurrect our 120 favorite and unjustly forgotten videos from the show’s classic era.

#86: Kate Bush (“X-Ray” segment)

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Here’s another non-video. In the case of Kate Bush, you might have actually learned more about her from one of her videos than this “X-Ray” clip. What’s more objectionable: Bush speaking honestly about her music (and sounding as completely fruity as David St. Hubbins in the process) or host Dave Kendall harshly dismissing Kate Bush while wearing a Wonder Stuff T-shirt? Next week we return to regular music-video fare, but searching for additional “X-Ray” segments on YouTube is a suggested activity if you need to dodge work for a while.

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