The Death Of Suzzy Roche - The Roches - Nurds (Vinyl, LP, Album)

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  • Label: Warner Bros. Records - BSK • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo Los Angeles Pressing • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Alternative Rock The Roches - Nurds (, Los Angeles Pressing, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(45).
  • "The Death of Suzzy Roche" is a remarkably funny tale of people fighting in a public laundry - it might seem offensive but is in fact merely humorous. "Bobby's Song" is more in the vein of the first album but sharper, as is "The Boat Family" which /5(15).
  • View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Winchester Pressing Vinyl release of The Roches on Discogs. Label: Warner Bros. Records - BSK • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo Winchester Pressing • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock4/5(40).
  • The Death Of Suzzy Roche Lyrics: I work in the laundromat / The one that Suzzy Roche / Does hers at / I hate her guts / She thinks I want her autograph / She's got stinky crusty socks / .
  • The harmonies are sweet one moment and dissonant the next, while the subject matter changes in an instant from chocolate to boat people, or to a bizarre in-joke about Suzzy Roche washing clothes at the laundromat. Nurds was a charting album in , and kudos to the Roches for managing to sell this unusual and creative album to the masses.
  • The result was Nurds, produced by longtime Paul Simon engineer Roy Halee and featuring a stellar cast of supporting musicians, include drummer Jay Dee Daugherty and bassist Fred Smith. Standout cuts include the Suzzy Roche-penned title track, Maggie Roche's incisive "This Feminine Position" and the Terre Roche composition "My Sick Mind.".
  • The LP’s comic highlight is “The Death of Suzzy Roche,” a hilarious, mock-Brechtian ballad about the price of fame, narrated by a surly laundromat supervisor sick and tired of the way Princess Suzzy demands star treatment in his establishment. “She hands me a ten dollar bill/Asks so sweetly if I will/Give her some change,” he snorts.
  • The Roches (Maggie, Terre, and Suzzy Roche) were a vocal group of three songwriting Irish-American sisters from Park Ridge, New Jersey, United States. They were known for their "unusual" and "rich" harmonies, quirky lyrics, and casually comedic stage performances. The Roches were active as performers and recording artists from the mids through , at .

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