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Joan Jett: Her Life Was Saved By Rock & Roll

Richard Gehr, Music & Sound Output, July 1988

IT FIGURES THAT JOAN JETT WOULD BE A BALTIMORE ORIOLES FAN. Like the Orioles, the three-chord rock’n’roll she’s purveyed for more than a decade has been on a long losing streak for the past several years. Perhaps it’s being formatted out of existence, or maybe it’s simply heading for Nostalgia City’s Terminal Café. Whatever rock’n’roll’s fate, it’s probably the only thing that truly matters to the former Baltimorean. And this way-bitchin’ babe in black hopes her new album, Up Your Alley (the reason we asked you all here), will drag it out of the cellar.

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