Picks and Pans Review: Never Enough
updated 05/03/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/03/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Having written songs recorded by such performers as Suzi Quatro and Kiki Dee, Straley is no newcomer. But this LP, co-produced by her longtime friend Jim Ed Norman (who has produced the Eagles, Kim Carnes, Anne Murray and Linda Ronstadt), is her first. She co-wrote all its 10 tunes with lyricist Gabriel Black. It makes for a spirited pop-rock collection, especially Ladies Like to Rock 'n' Roll Too and the nicely off-tempo Roving Eyes. While Straley doesn't have the most penetrating of voices, she has a pleasant, natural sound and resists lapsing into the ersatz toughness affected by too many young female rockers.