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Suzanne Vega: New Waif Music

Steve Turner, Sunday Express Magazine, 1 November 1987

Suzanne Vega is, on her own admission, a most unlikely rock star. On stage at Sydney’s Town Hall, rooted to the spot and hung with an acoustic guitar, she looks like a timid friend of the band who has just dropped by for an audition. The white ankle socks and black leather mini-skirt accentuate the impression of schoolgirlish awkwardness. Her songs of emotional exploration whisper rather than shout, intrigue rather than explain.

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