; Tangled Up In Blue: The Roches

Sunday, September 11, 2005

The Roches

I don't know if this is an appropriate post after a discussion of Metallica, but have any of you ever listened to the Roches? The three women blend influences from church choir music, traditional Irish folk, country, and pop. Many of their songs are a cappella or with minimal accompaniment. (The only album I've heard where they did use full accompaniment was awful.) My personal favorites are pretty and high and hammond song from their 1979 album. The group's multi-talented, having performed with and written songs for a lot of other artists including Suzzy Roche's appearance in some songs by Crash Test Dummies. (An odd musical marriage considering how dark so much of the CTD songs are and how upbeat and comical the Roche's songs tend to be.)


Blogger Sharon Cobb said...

I'll have to check them out. I love celtic music, and it sounds like these women have an interesting blend.

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