Picks and Pans Review: I'm Your Woman

UPDATED 07/15/1985 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 07/15/1985 at 01:00 AM EDT

Sandra Bernhard

Bernhard is the actress-comedienne who has gained attention in the film King of Comedy and on late-night television. But the part of this album that apparently is supposed to be comedy (or maybe drama) is vastly inferior to her serious-girl rock music. The album's eight songs are separated by brief spoken sequences that range from insipid to cheaply tasteless. Here is the essence of one: "Are you alone in your bedroom? Come on, be really honest with me. Or are you there with, like, a really good girlfriend? Okay. If you're alone, I'll talk to you. Is there a picture of your boyfriend lying by your pillow? Is he really, really hot, really cute with blond hair? I bet he s. I know he is. I'm so jealous of you." This may be a parody of something, but it sounds mostly like a 30-year-old woman being dopey. Some of the songs have a jumpy kind of appeal—producer Barry Reynolds' Love Comes Marchin' Through and Almost Torture, co-written by Reynolds, Bernhard and Rick Maslow, compare favorably with a lot of mainstream rock hits. Bernhard's voice has a sexy, Benatarish edge to it. (She started out as a singer.) There's too little music on the album though, and too much inanity. Mixing rock and comedy is a little too much like making a chocolate-vinegar mousse. (Polygram)

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters