June 11, 2020

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

*Reissued on C.D. by Bellaphon with an unknown date. 
This is a repress of the original 1981 LP release. 
Features non-remastered audio & mastered by Interpress. 
Contains 10 tracks total.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hard Rock, Pop Rock
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© 1981 Bellaphon
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.

tags: joan jett and the blackhearts, i love rock n roll, 1981, flac,

3 comments:

  1. oh yeah! back on track! thank you lass :)

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  2. Thank you! I actually own the North American first pressing but this pmr sounds much better. My pressing is remastered just like the other 1992 first pressings you've shared. Who would have thought that a repress would sound closer to the original LP release?

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