Rubberband Girl

Album: The Red Shoes (1993)
Charted: 12 88
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Songfacts®:

  • The first of four singles released from Kate Bush's 1993 album, The Red Shoes, the song finds the English songstress encouraging the listener to be more flexible and resilient - in short, to "go with the flow."
  • In 2011 Bush made a new recording of the song for her Director's Cut album, which was almost unrecognizable to the original version. Bush told Mojo magazine: "I thought the original 'Rubberband' was... Well, it's a fun track. I was quite happy with the original, but I just wanted to do something really different. It is my least favourite track. I had considered taking it off to be honest." She added: "Because it didn't feel quite as interesting as the other tracks. But I thought, at the same time, it was just a bit of fun and it felt like a good thing to go out with. It's just a silly pop song really, I loved Danny Thompson's bass on that, and of course Danny (McIntosh, Bush's other half)'s guitar."

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