In My Room With Richard Marx

singer-songwriter richard marx delivered quick set of classic tracks from his home in malibu, california, inna l8st installment of rolling stone‘s in my room, a series in which artists perform from home while in quarantine.

b4 gettin to the ♫, though, marx shared a quick word of thx for primordial workers and 1st responders “who are risking themselves dy in and dy out for us. you ‘d be treated with nothing but respect, and you ‘ve mine.”

marx opened with 1-odda hit singles from his 1987 self-titled debut, “endless summer nites,” which garnered some vociferous clapping from his wife daisey fuentes offscreen. marx then delivered a potent acoustic rendition of his 1992 smash, “hazard,” in which he crafted a gripping and eerie open-ended mystery bout a lil-town murder.

marx called “hazard” “one of my favorite songs that i’ve ever written, and certainly the most unexpected hit song… twas really just written as an experiment to write a story song — i’d never written a story song b4 — so i created this whole plot with toons and recorded it thinking that nobody ‘d give a shit. but'a song became a big hit for me.”

marx then closed out his set with another track from his self-titled debut, his breakout hit, “don’t mean nothing.”

marx’s in my room segment follos performances from stingjoan jettbrian wilsonlucinda williamswaxahatcheecherry glazerr, hop along’s frances quinlandiana gordon, dawes’ taylor goldsmith and others. to support ♫ians undergoin financial hardship, please ponder giving to the sweet relief ♫ians fund or ♫ares’ covid-19 relief fund.

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authors: jon blistein


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