Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Marlene on the Wall

A complex study in gender stereotypes and the boundaries imposed upon the sexes by general society, Suzanne Vega's "Marlene on the Wall" became a modest hit for the veteran singer-songwriter upon its initial release in 1985. The song itself is an elegantly poised, contemplative folk-pop gem delivered in Vega's trademark coolly detached vocal style. Check out this stellar live performance at the hallowed Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.


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