Live From New York at Studio 54Streaming Video - 2013
Lene Lovich, the provocative American singer based in England, first gained attention as part of the New Wave music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, with her hit single "Lucky Number" in 1978. This program includes a rare performance from the always-intriguing Lovich, with Thomas Dolby on synthesizer, at Studio 54 in New York City on December 4, 1981. On this night, Lovich projected her strong soprano with brilliance and explored the limitations of her voice in a way other New Wave experimental singers of the time could only dream about. Of this show, Stephen Holden of the New York Times writes, "Miss Lovich put on a fascinating show in which she sang, played the saxophone and danced with a lurching spontaneity that seemed half-demented. Her favorite mode is a wild, hiccupy vocal attack that often breaks into semi-improvisatory bird calling that soars easily to an E-flat above high C.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2007.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (56 min.) : sd., col.
Alternative Title: Live from New York at Studio 54