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« Reply #1 on: Jan 27th, 2017, 9:18pm »

Oh yes, I saw this the other day sad

I have the second Roches album (Nurds), great stuff, very funny and beautiful songs. Another sad loss, good to see it noticed here.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 28th, 2017, 12:14am »

I was initially drawn to The Roches through their association with Robert Fripp.
I checked out a couple of songs online and virtually on the strength of The Hammond Song I bought their first album, really enjoyed it and then picked up several more after that.
Maggie was my favourite songwriter of the three and she, of course, had the most unique voice.
It wasn't publicly known that she was battling cancer, so it came as a shock to me. I was quite saddened by her passing.

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 30th, 2017, 2:43pm »

Didn't know about this. Maggie was a gifted songwriter with a great sense of humour.

I been a longtime fan of The Roches and have 6 of their albums. Their self-titled debut is the obvious one to sample, with its great harmonies and folk-based sound. But their later work also has its charms. 1992's A Dove has lots of great, quirky songs. And their Christmas album We Three Kings has an absolutely hilarious a capella take on Winter Wonderland with a very strong New York accent. Also worth seeking out is Seductive Reasoning, the album Maggie and Terrie made before Suzy joined them. I managed to catch them live once too at Mariposa back in the 90s.
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