You have to give credit to any woman that breaks into the rock and rolls scene even if you may not like their music (thinking Sheryl Crow, etc).
But Heart, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, whose music I adore (the first chords of Magic Man and Barracuda always give me chills) are particularly marvelous. Sure, they are beautiful, but they made their way as chicks who could really play and sing.
Style wise, they always stayed true to the deacde’s trends, yet remained always themselves: tough and scrappy while remaining feminine and just slightly vunerable. Satin jumpsuits, leather fitted jackets, blue eyeshadow, feather chokers, big hair and corsets – these girls could rock anything they wanted to.
Oh and those feathered bangs! Seriously, going through all these old photos of them, makes one want to book an appointment for that dated cut stat. (Honestly, I need you all to either tell me this is a great idea or talk me out of it before it’s too late.)
Plus, they win bonus awesome points for telling Sarah Palin to shove it when she tried to use Barracuda during her campaign :
“Sarah Palin’s views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song ‘Barracuda’ no longer be used to promote her image. The song ‘Barracuda’ was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The ‘barracuda’ represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there’s irony in Republican strategists’ choice to make use of it there.”