Pure and Simple

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
From its title to its tough core, Pure and Simple was a return to form for Joan Jett. Encouraged by a new generation of riot grrls who held her early work up as the inspirational lightning rod it was including L7 and Bikini Kill, who contribute here, Jett shook off the doldrums and found her way back to the nails-for-breakfast, queen-bitch persona that she was really all about. Pure and Simple rocks with a gritty realism unmatched even by the punchy 1988 hit "I Hate Myself for Lovin' You," the arguable crest of her '80s win streak. If the one-two punch of "Go Home" and "Eye to Eye" makes you dizzy, then "Spinster" -- "Maybe I don't wanna f*ck you!" -- is the bout-ending ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
From its title to its tough core, Pure and Simple was a return to form for Joan Jett. Encouraged by a new generation of riot grrls who held her early work up as the inspirational lightning rod it was including L7 and Bikini Kill, who contribute here, Jett shook off the doldrums and found her way back to the nails-for-breakfast, queen-bitch persona that she was really all about. Pure and Simple rocks with a gritty realism unmatched even by the punchy 1988 hit "I Hate Myself for Lovin' You," the arguable crest of her '80s win streak. If the one-two punch of "Go Home" and "Eye to Eye" makes you dizzy, then "Spinster" -- "Maybe I don't wanna f*ck you!" -- is the bout-ending haymaker. After its oil-stained opening salvo, "As I Am" is like Lesley Gore in a leather jacket. But its sentiment forms the bruised emotional heart of Pure and Simple, and the plaintive chords of the bridge are just perfect. Some of the album's later social consciousness is unnecessary this is a Joan Jett, not Joan Osborne, but "You Got a Problem" is a late-record redeemer. And even when she's singing about the plight of the homeless, Jett sounds like she gargled with Mad Dog 20/20. Pure and Simple is essential for any hard rock fan, if only to support one of the genre's most fearsome competitors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2008
  • Label: Friday Music
  • UPC: 829421109228
  • Catalog Number: 1092
  • Sales rank: 122,659

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Go Home (2:42)
  2. 2 Eye to Eye (3:30)
  3. 3 Spinster (2:44)
  4. 4 Torture (3:35)
  5. 5 Rubber & Glue (3:19)
  6. 6 As I Am (4:35)
  7. 7 Activity Grrrl (3:45)
  8. 8 Insecure (3:11)
  9. 9 Wonderin' (4:53)
  10. 10 Consumed (4:40)
  11. 11 You Got a Problem (3:57)
  12. 12 Brighter Day (6:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Primary Artist
Joan Jett Indexed Contributor, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Kenny Aaronson Group Member
Thommy Price Group Member
Tony Bruno Group Member
Technical Credits
Desmond Child Producer
Jeff Gold Art Direction
Kat Bjelland Contribution
Jennifer Finch Contribution
Chuck Kentis Contribution
Kenny Laguna Composer, Producer, Management
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Thom Panunzio Producer, Engineer
Donita Sparks Contribution
Ed Stasium Producer
Jim Vallance Producer, Contribution
John Aiosa Engineer
Spencer Drate Art Direction
Arno Hecht Contribution
Jütka Salavetz Art Direction
Bill Karren Contribution
Joe Reagoso Reissue Producer, Remastering
Meryl Laguna Art Direction, Management
Kathleen Hanna Contribution
Mike Howe Contribution
Rick Byrd Contribution
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