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Maggie Roche: The Hidden Heart of The Roches

Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 24 January 2017

THE ROCHES consisted of three sisters "from deepest New Jersey," as they once sang: two irrepressible extroverts — middle sister Terre and youngest sister Suzzy (rhymes with fuzzy) — and one extreme introvert, oldest sister Maggie. But Maggie wrote the trio's best and deepest songs, and her low alto ("an Irish tenor", Terre called it) was the earthbound anchor to the group's intricate vocal mesh.

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