Rock She Said This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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    "Rock She Said"Rock She Said: Guitars + Attitudes" is a 14-song compilation that beautifully proves that the rock and roll world isn't completely dominated by males. The album features 14 tracks by fourteen in-your-face female artists and bands from the early '80s.It kicks off with Pat Benetar's no-nonsense, rigid-guitar dominated "Heartbreaker." Later on is Romeo Void, with the rough-and-raunchy "Never Say Never," and a rocking, '60s-ish "Pleasantly Blue" by the 4 Non-Blondes. "I'm Gonna Be Strong" is an awesome cover of an old Gene Pitney song by Cyndi Lauper when she was in the band Blue Angel, a few years before her "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" days. (She re-recorded "I'm Gonna Be Strong" for her greatest hits collection.) There's also the ever-popular "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow."Guitars + Attitudes" also features songs by Lita Ford, Michelle Shocked, Marianne Faithful, Sass Jordan, Vixen, Missing Persons, Berlin, Lene Lovich, and Siouxie and the Banshees (who cover a Beatles' tune).If you like awesome ladies, electric guitars and lots of attitude, you should try this album. I was surprised that a Joan Jett track wasn't included, but all of these women have well-earned their right to be included on this compilation, and the title fits beautifully..


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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