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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 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.

The song tells a story about a secret military plan to create a sound that is horrific enough to kill people. The ending of the story is unclear, but in the music video nearly every person working on the project is killed by the horrific sound, which is personified by Bush herself as she changed from an angelic woman into a banshee (a horrifying screaming apparition of Irish lore).

The self-directed 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 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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Genre

Pop-Rock

Mood
Gritty

Style
Rock/Pop

Theme
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Music Video
Youtube (623,915 views)
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558 Youtube comments


Video Director
Kate Bush

Video Production Company
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Video

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