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Women, Sex and Rock 'n' Roll

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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-