Thursday, December 11, 2008
THE ROCHES: They Don't Give Out Their Phone Numbers
I am completely comfortable with saying that after seeing The Roches perform live in 1982, I haven't listened to music the same way again, at least not vocal harmony.
Today's post is not a history lesson. Today's post is one of those that I need to get out my system. I'd like to thank my friend Holly over at the fab Snoop du Jour, (where you WILL find a brief history lesson of The Roches, among other cool spurts of wisdom and entertainment) for some playful Roches' lyric volleys earlier this week. Thanks to that, I have not gotten "Hammond Song" out of my head since....well...since 1979, but more so, since Monday morning. Thanks Holly. It was a great reminder of just how otherworldly Maggie, Terre, and Suzzy can be.
(photo below taken by me, 3/17/84, NYC's Bottom Line)
The Roches (and Loudon Wainwright III !) will be in Tarrytown this evening. I can't be there, but if you could, you should. Either way, watch this video of "The Hammond Song" from 1983. Absolutely stunning.
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 4:08 AM