Them Heavy People is a song written and recorded by Kate Bush, from her debut album The Kick Inside. It was issued as a single in Japan with the title Rolling the Ball reaching number 3, its only release worldwide as an A-side. The song is about religion, and the teachings of Jesus, Gurdjieff, among others. A Seiko logo appears on the insert’s back side, which makes it Bush’s only commercial release featuring any kind of product endorsement. A live recording of this song was the lead track on the On Stage EP which reached number 10 in the UK singles chart in 1979. In The Netherlands, the EP was listed as Them Heavy People in the Top 40 chart, making it basically an A-side. It peaked at No. 17 in 1979. Bush performed Them Heavy People on several TV programmes including her only appearance on Saturday Night Live in the USA.
Them Heavy People" is a song written and recorded by Kate Bush, from her debut album The Kick Inside. It was issued as a single in Japan only with the title "Rolling the Ball" reaching number 3, its only release worldwide as an A-side. The song is about religion, and the teachings of Jesus and Gurdjieff, among others. The song expresses an insistent desire to learn as much as possible, while she is still young.
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Album Name Them Heavy People. Type EP. Released date 1978. Members owning this album1. 1. Them Heavy People. 2. The Man with the Child in This Eyes. Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake.
a b "Kate Bush, The album - the Kick Inside, the single - Withering Heights". Retrieved 15 April 2019. a b c d e f g h i j k l "Certified Awards". Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
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Kate Bush tribute, Them Heavy People, at The Robin, Sun. 16-12-18. A very pleasant evening with excellent musicianship and great vocals from Nadine. 16 December 2018 ·. SUN, 16 DEC 2018. Them Heavy People - tribute to Kate Bush. The Robin 2 · Bilston, United Kingdom. 15 December 2018 ·. Friday 7th December at The Met, Bury.
Kate Bush-Them Heavy People guitar tab, guitar tabs, bass tabs, chords and guitar pro tabs. G F C Dm Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot. Bridge 1: G Dm7 G Dm7 Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, G Dm7 C Rolling the ball, to me. G Dm7 G Dm7 Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, G Dm7 C Rolling the ball, to me. Verse 3: C G F They open doorways, that I thought were shut for good. C G F They read me Gurdjieff and Jesu.
Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot. Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, rolling the ball to me. They open doorways that I thought were shut for good. They read me Gurdjieff and Jesu. They build up my body, break me emotionally. It's nearly killing me, but what a lovely feeling! I love the whirling of the dervishes. Tags: Kate Bush, Them Heavy People, David Gilmour. Location: United Kingdom. Man throws concrete paver through woman's car window.
|A||Them Heavy People|
|B||Don't Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake|
- Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
- Published By – Kate Bush Music Ltd.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Novercia Ltd.
- Producer – Jon Kelly, Kate Bush
- Written-By – Bush*
NotesGeneric EMI sleeve
Live recordings (at the Hammersmith Odeon, London on 13th May 1979) – not mentioned on the release.
Kate Bush Music Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
℗ 1979 Novercia Ltd.
Made in Gt. Britain
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The commercial release was the 4-track EP "On Stage". This 2-track 7" also appears as part of the 2x7" promo.
What is curious is that this issue is a contract pressing (by ?). Compared with the one included in the 'On Stage' double-pack, itself an EMI pressing, here the typography varies (varying typeface and layout), the label is of a darker shade, the centre is crudely cut, and no EMI stamper codes appear in the runouts. There is also a "3" on both runouts, printed sideways. The stamped Matrix remains the same, however.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): SPSR 442A
- Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): SPSR 442B
- Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A – stamped, "3" sideways): 3 SPSR 442 A-1U
- Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B – stamped, "B" hand etched, "3" sideways): 3 B SPSR 442 B-1U
|PSR 442||Kate Bush||Them Heavy People (7", Single, Promo, 4 P)||EMI||PSR 442||UK||1979|
|PSR 442||Kate Bush||Them Heavy People (7", Single, Sol)||EMI||PSR 442||UK||1979|