After ten years without a new CD, Joan Jett returns to rock and roll with SINNER. (Ten years if you do not count her Japan-only release NAKED. Several of the songs on NAKED can be found here.) Joan not only looks great but sounds fantastic great! This one’s a rocker and you need to get it! The coolest tune is A.C.D.C., a song written by the band Sweet. This one kicks. Have you seen the video with Carmen Electra? As you can only imagine….HOTT
Ms. Jett is Rock and Roll in it’s raw sense. This album certainly brushes up against a few lines politcally, socially and sexually, but never really crosses any. The song Baby Blue hits me in all the right places, from the intentionally slow start to the slight pause between soft into hard, it just is the tune I keep playing.
Best line for me comes from the first track Riddles, where Ms. Jett speaks of the decision makers of the free world: ” Don’t claim that you represent me when I don’t believe a word that you say!”
But, don’t take my word on this album, go out and get it for yourself and make up your own minds. That is what this album is all about. As veterans of the punk scene, it’s only natural that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will perform on The Vans Warped Tour 2006, as well as their own tour dates in support of the upcoming release. This summer Blackheart will also re-issue Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ catalog, completely remastered by Greg Calbi with enhanced elements and bonus tracks.
I am working on getting a brief conversation set up w/ Ms. Jett to hear it from her, hopefully we can make that one work out. She needs to be heard.