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Fit To Be Tied: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (Bonus Enhanced Footage)

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  • The liner notes proclaim Joan Jett to be “the female Chuck Berry.” True in one sense, but overall, I reject the comparison because Joan Jett stands on her own. Joan Jett’s songs are percussion driven; the hard driving drums set the beat and the guitars fall fast into line, so in one sense, most of her songs are alike. “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock & Roll,” “Roadrunner,” and “I Hate Myself For Loving You” all showcase the intense drums and the hard edge in Joan Jett’s vocals. Critics might argue Joan Jett is in this respect a one trick pony, but if she is, what a trick it is, and a trick she does so well. The selection on this CD does, however, give some variety. Joan Jett’s version of “Crimson & Clover” is a livlier version of the original, and her staying true to the gender pronouns gives the song a naughty edge.

    Posted on January 8, 2010