February 09, 2019

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll (1981)

*U.S. first pressing on CD. Digitally remastered from first generation tapes by: Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, NYC, March 1992. This pressing contains 3 bonus tracks. 13 tracks total.

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hard Rock, Pop Rock
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© 1981-1992 Blackheart Records
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
I Love Rock-n-Roll, Joan Jett's first record with the Blackhearts, was a tougher, louder album than Bad Reputation, primarily because her new backing band gave her a more coherent sound. That dynamic, hard rock crunch is what made the title track into an international hit, but it also gives the album dimension -- not only can Jett & the Blackhearts tear up heavy glam rockers, but they also pull off the mock psychedelia of Tommy James & the Shondells' "Crimson and Clover" with aplomb. On the whole, I Love Rock-n-Roll doesn't have as many strong songs as its predecessor, but the band's muscular, gritty sound makes the album just as good as Bad Reputation.

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