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Pat Benatar: In the Heat of the Night (Chrysalis)

Laura Fissinger, Rolling Stone, 3 April 1980

THIS STORY'S so ancient it barely has the strength to be told. When those that ain't got finally get, they start pulling the same tricks as those that already have. It's true that aspiring women rockers are less relegated now to the stereotyped roles of concubine on display, castrating bitch, tortured victim or sugar-and-spice songbird. Instead, we get albums like Pat Benatar's In the Heat of the Night, on which the lady recycles the gents' wretched excesses.

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