I am watching this Microsoft video to find out what The Roches have to do with sound on Windows Vista. It turns out they have Robert Fripp doing some sounds and in the recording evokes some essence of his work with The Roches. I saw the Roches perform at the Berkeley School of Music in Boston in 1985 (around the time Another World was released).
They are three amazing sisters for getting all kinds of harmonies into their music. (If you have not heard them perform the Hallelujah Chorus, well.) I was looking forward to some harmonies on the Windows Vista OS. Oh, well.
It turns out The Roches web site has a *lot* of video from Soundstage, SNL, the Late Show, etc. I leave you with some favorites of mine...
- Love to See You
- Mr. Sellack (it is good to see Johnny Carson again)
- Another World (I don't feel that great today, there's got to be another world, oh yeah, ooh ooh ooh baby)
- The Largest Elizabeth in the World
- I can't stop watching their videos...
- Married Men
- Keep On Doing/Jerks On the Loose
- The Hammond Song
- And not on their site, unfortunately, their spectacular version of...
- On The Road To Fairfax County (Real Audio) (or Windows Media)
- I Fell In Love (Windows Media) (listen to the following lyrics in three-part harmony... "You're a slick, affected, switchblade-flashing, motorcycle freak... You walk that mean and tough-guy walk of all the other guys who hang around...")
- The haunting "The Scorpion Lament (Windows Media)" and "I'm Losing You (Windows Media)"