Suzanne Vega - "Luka"

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We'll kick your ass in

Postby alaska » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:08 pm

massive fucking track

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Postby alaska » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:09 pm

[heads up, this song is very explicitly about child abuse]
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Postby alaska » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:10 pm

I heard this cover in a sub shop today



bonus points: this video is also a fucking bizarre mashup of bresson's mouchette & the 400 blows
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Postby alaska » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:11 pm

ok here's a normal version of the lemonheads' cover

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Postby Ersaph » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:12 pm

Fucking love this song. Low key banger
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Postby alaska » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:13 pm

you all knew that suzanne vega's "tom's diner" was the recording they used to calibrate mp3 compression. but did you know that she thought it sounded bad? the engineers ignored her! also, did you know that the diner she wrote the song about is the same diner in washington heights that they used for all the exterior shots of the diner in "seinfeld"? people have told me this is not true but i choose to believe it
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Postby alaska » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:13 pm

Ersaph wrote:Fucking love this song. Low key banger


thank you, ersaph. I agree
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Postby Legion » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:47 pm



on this subject, I always thought this Lush song was particularly striking as a second song on an album, the discrepancy between the relatively cheery feel and the lyrics about child abuse




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Postby mascotte » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:09 pm

Vega is kind of underrated, lots of good tracks on her first 2 albums. Luka and Tom's Diner on the other hand have been played to death by radio stations here
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Postby crackers » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:28 pm

Solitude Standing was a dark, spooky record for 8 year old me in 1987.
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Postby Repo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:36 pm

great song, could listen to luka 25 times in a row

no offense, but couldn't care less about the lemonheads cover
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Postby Repo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:41 pm

this was also great

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Postby Ersaph » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:51 pm

And I feel like this year is really about, just the year of realizing stuff.
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Postby jewels » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:55 pm

nearly every day I sing this song with lyrics to fit whatever I'm looking
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Postby jewels » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:56 pm

i also associate this song with Tracy Chapman, why did we do that?
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Postby grace cathedral park » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:36 pm

I love this song and I love the album.
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Postby grace cathedral park » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:39 pm

jewels wrote:i also associate this song with Tracy Chapman, why did we do that?


I consider Tracy, Suzanne, Sinead, Mary Margaret O'Hara as all being part of a group of artists writing folk music in the late 80s through a feminist lens.
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Postby alaska » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:44 pm

Fast car is the greatest song of all time
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Postby Repo » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:18 pm

jewels wrote:i also associate this song with Tracy Chapman, why did we do that?


because we're forty-ish?
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Postby Grey Poupon » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:30 pm

Dapping everyone in this thread except that comment about not caring for the Lemonheads one but that’s fine this is a chill thread (with adult themes)
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:35 pm

when i first started listening, the timing was slightly off from how i remembered it, then i realized i was thinking of

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Postby Grumby » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:40 pm

love the lemonheads version the best
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Postby Repo » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:44 pm

lol
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Postby minerals » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:38 pm

alaska wrote:did you know that the diner she wrote the song about is the same diner in washington heights that they used for all the exterior shots of the diner in "seinfeld"? people have told me this is not true but i choose to believe it

that actually is true, things got to the point where she had to write an essay in the new york times about all the Tom's Diner lore
https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2 ... oms-essay/
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Postby Brain Stew » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:45 pm

Grumby wrote:love the lemonheads version the best
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Postby baleen » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:53 pm

Repo wrote:this was also great



this song is all time
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