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Genya Ravan: . . . And I Mean It! [20th Century-Fox, 1979]
Some find this teen-identified sexy mama--in "Roto Root Her" (her title, don't blame me) she demands an I.D. chain--embarrassing, others politically incorrect. Ian Hunter (on this album) and Lou Reed (on the last) could care less, and I prefer her to any incarnation of Suzi Quatro. Fave: "Night Owl"'s autodoowop. B