Lene Lovich: Bird Song
Here is a very Yma Sumac-influenced song, performed by the inimitable singer Lene Lovich. Born Lili-Marlene Premilovich in 1949, Lene Lovich is an American punk rock singer of Bosnian and British parentage. She began her career in the London underground and appeared in cabaret clubs as an "Oriental" dancer. She also travelled to Spain, where she visited Salvador Dalí in his home. She played acoustic rock music around London, sang in the mass choir of a show at the Royal Albert Hall, toured Italy with a West Indian soul band, etc. She even recorded screams for horror films. In 1977, Lovich provided lyrics for the song "Supernature". This song, with its surreal lyrics describing a world in which nature has risen to fight against desecration and destruction by humanity, is indicative of Lovich's interest in animal rights issues. Lovich released "Don't Kill The Animals", a single with Nina Hagen. Lovich continues to perform in much the same style she did back in the 1970's and 1980's.
Enjoy Lene Lovich's vocal extravaganza!