21 July 2021

21 July 2021 - Suzanne Vega - Luka

The breakout music hit of 1987 was "Luka" by Suzanne Vega.  A singer/songwriter from Greenwich Village, the song was from her second album, Solitude Standing. Some albums, you remember where you were when you bought them.  I bought this one at Record Town at the McKinley Mall in suburban Buffalo.  It is the last cassette I ever bought in a cardboard longbox.  And, it was a revelation.

This song is written and performed from the point of view of an abused child.  This isn't something that was common in 1987, let alone for a hit song - #3 on the pop charts, and her 2nd biggest worldwide hit.  Give it a listen.    

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