The Kate BushCloudbusting video(1985) is aboutWilhelm Reich, his son Peter and the invention ofOrgone Accumulatorswhich he hoped could make rain. It featuredKate Bushin a dodgy wig andDonald Sutherlandas the inventor father, Wilhelm.Not being aware of the back story back in the eighties, I imagined there was more to the video than we were being told.
The mechanical invention seems to work but fails, only to be resurrected through the flesh of his child, just in the nick of time. The psychic desire to control the elements passed down through the fathers genes (a sub plot involving him hiding the identity of his daughter from the Men from the Ministry is in there too). Desperate to save her Dad, Kate channels her mutant powers and hurls a thunderbolt at the speeding black car.