Picks and Pans Review: Shivers
Rhodes, 25, is from Port La Vaca, Texas, but clearly she is nobody's good ol' gal. For one thing, you don't hear that many good ol' gals singing Prince songs, and Rhodes does When You Were Mine on this album—demonstrating quite a sensuous, sweaty grip on it, too. Rhodes is a lot closer to women like Pat Benatar, Laura Branigan or Maria McKee than she is to more traditional country rockers, such as Juice Newton or Nicolette Larson. There's a hint of anger to her vocal style, and a ripping, aggressive quality to the arrangements Rhodes did for the album. A sardonic reading of Joe Ely's I'll Be Your Fool, the sexy title song, and I'm Just Wild are examples. Any way you look at it, this is a provocative debut. (Spindletop)
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