The artist: Janis Ian. The venue: The Smothers Brothers Show. The kvetching: "Society's Child."
This was actually a pretty daring record in its day, and musically and lyrically it's remarkably sophisticated given the youth of its composer. Superbly produced, too, by the legendary Shadow Morton (hard to believe that the same guy who recorded something as earnest as this also midwived the Bad Girl epics of the Shangri-Las or a trash wallow like the New York Dolls Too Much Too Soon).
I just love the little instrumental flourish at the end -- what Leonard Bernstein, listening to the song on his 1966 CBS special "Inside Pop," referred to as "that arrogant organ."
Janis, of course, went on to bigger things in the 70s with "At Seventeen," an even more depressing song about an adolescence fatally scarred by kewl kids prejudice and facial blemishes.
In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader who divines the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.