January 20, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST

Women, Sex and Rock 'n' Roll

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Liz Evans
genre
Music
We gave it a B

Women, Sex and Rock ‘n’ Roll‘s medley of interviews features women rockers both historic and inconsequential. Liz Evans is a British music journalist whose overblown writing style undermines her often solid criticisms of rock gender politics, and whose attention to lightweight English bands like Lush would be better spent on meteors like Courtney Love and Chrissie Hynde, neither of whom were included here. And though the women featured are inspiring, Evans fails to draw them out individually or challenge them politically. By book’s end, their stories of high school alienation and adult rebellion blur together like the true confessions of a group of countercultural Stepford wives. B-

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