April 20, 2014

Janis Ian's Society's Child

Society's Child is a hauntingly beautiful and poignant song about the taboo subject of interracial relationships. Janis Ian hit the charts with this song as a 16-year-old in 1967. Many radio stations banned it. Ugh.

Janis won a Grammy for At Seventeen in 1976 for her tearjerker of a song about teenage angst. Wasn't high school a blast?