Kate Bush’s Hammer Horror VIDEO
Strangely Kate Bush’s Hammer Horror is about a film the British studio never made but that doesn’t stop the video being well-worth watching for its crazy dance moves and catchy tune. Hammer Horror was the first single of Kate Bush’s second album Lionheart, released in 1978.
Apparently – because I can’t really understand the words – the story of the song is about an actor who gets the lead role of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and ends up being haunted by the jealous original actor, a friend of the song’s narrator until the re-casting. Funnily enough, Hunchback was never filmed by Hammer. The dancing with the double hands is pretty cool and as with most Kate Bush songs, it is catchy and generally crazy fun.
Here’s the lyrics if you want to sing along:
Kate Bush Hammer Horror
You stood in the belltower,
But now you’re gone.
So who knows all the sights
Of Notre Dame?
They’ve got the stars for the gallant hearts.
I’m the replacement for your part.
But all I want to do is forget