Lucid Culture

JAZZ, CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY

Song of the Day 10/28/08

As we do every day, we add another to our list of the top 666 songs of alltime (the whole thing up to this point is at top right). Or the most counterintuitive songs of alltime, if you will. It’s an attempt to have some fun here rather than any crazy attempt to be definitive – jazz and classical fans will have to wait til we figure out some way of giving those genres their due. Til then, here’s #637:

Marianne Faithfull – The Ballad of Lucy Jordan

This harrowing, if dated, synthed-out 1980 new wave-era tale of a woman slowly losing it was written by none other than children’s book author Shel Silverstein! It resonates even more if you recall the song playing over the opening scene in Dusan Makavejev’s greatest film, Montenegro, Susan Anspach staring into the water and wondering if she should jump. The lp version is on Broken English; if you’re willing to settle for a mp3, rip one from one of the usual places

October 27, 2008 - Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , , , , ,

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