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Kate Bush - Experiment IV (1986)

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"Experiment IV" is a song by the English singer Kate Bush. It was released as a single on 27 October 1986, in order to ...

"Experiment IV" is a song by the English singer Kate Bush. It was released as a single on 27 October 1986, in order to promote Bush's greatest hits album The Whole Story. The single peaked at 23 in the UK Singles Chart, simultaneously with "Don't Give Up", Bush's duet with Peter Gabriel, which reached number 9.

Music video

The music video for the song adapts the "storyline", and chronicles the destruction of a secret military installation by a creature made of sound. The science fiction film-in-miniature includes appearances from Dawn French, Hugh Laurie, Richard Vernon, Peter Vaughan, Paddy Bush and Del Palmer. Bush appears on screen as an orderly officer serving tea, as the sound creature and at the end entering a van. The video was banned from Top of the Pops because it was considered "too violent" for a pre-watershed slot. In the UK, the music video was shown at some cinemas as an accompaniment to the main feature.

The music video was nominated for the Best Concept Music Video at the 1988 Grammy Awards.

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