Joan Armatrading, the pioneering singer-songwriter behind such hits as Love And Affection, Me Myself I and Drop The Pilot, has revealed that she’d like to make a heavy metal album.
Armatrading made the surprise announcement in an interview with The Guardian to celebrate her winning the lifetime achievement prize in this year’s Woman Of The Year Awards.
The Grammy-nominated Armatrading has experimented with various styles over the years. 1983’s The Key featured King Crimson and David Bowie guitarist Adrian Belew and lent towards hard rock, while in 2007 she released the first in a trio of albums exploring different genres. Into The Blues was a blues album, while 2010’s This Charming Life was rooted in “guitar based rock” and 2012’s Starlight was a pure jazz album.
Now she wants to go further. “I love hard rock!” she tells The Guardian. “I always tell myself, ‘One day I’ll make a heavy metal album.’ With lots of guitar shredding! And I will.”
Armatrading’s epiphany comes in the wake of news that pop star Miley Cyrus is working on an album of Metallica covers, and recent revelations that Mariah Carey secretly recorded a grunge album back in 1995.
If we’re completely honest, life hasn’t been this exciting at the pop/rock interface since Back Street Boys made a hair metal video back in 2005. Although, to be fair, it wasn’t very good.
Below, you can watch footage of Armatrading receiving her lifetime achievement award.
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- Joan Armatrading - Track Record - clear hype stickered p/s - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.30, €11.90 (Back In Stock) (arrived 23-Nov-2021 12:55)on November 26, 2021 at 11:51 pm
JOAN ARMATRADING Track Record (1983 UK 13-track LP compilation, clear song hype stickered picture sleeve with portrait/discography inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear, there is a small red 'P' Permastat sticker on the label to show the anti static solution was applied, whilst the vinyl looks barely played JA2001)
- Joan Armatrading - To The Limit - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.30, €11.90 (New Item) (arrived 31-Aug-2021 11:37)on November 26, 2021 at 11:51 pm
JOAN ARMATRADING To The Limit (1978 UK 10-track vinyl LP including Barefoot & Pregnant and Taking My Baby Up Town, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve has some age wear with deletion punch hole and the vinyl has minor evidence of playAMLH64732)
- Joan Armatrading - Drop The Pilot - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.30, €8.32 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jun-2021 09:28)on November 26, 2021 at 11:51 pm
JOAN ARMATRADING Drop The Pilot (1983 UK 7" vinyl single, also including Business Is Business, picture sleeve with lyrics on reverse AMS8306)
- Joan Armatrading - Love And Affection - Solid - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.30, €8.32 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jun-2021 09:41)on November 26, 2021 at 11:51 pm
JOAN ARMATRADING Love And Affection (1976 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Help Yourself, A&M company die-cut paper sleeve. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear whilst the vinyl appears barely played AMS7249)
- Joan Armatrading - Secret Secrets - UK - vinyl LP - £8.00, $10.64, €9.52 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jun-2021 13:24)on November 26, 2021 at 11:51 pm
JOAN ARMATRADING Secret Secrets (1985 UK 10-track vinyl LP, the ninth studio album from the British singer / songwriter including the singles Temptation and Thinking Man. The glossy picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear and comes with the lyric inner while the vinyl remains in excellent condition AMA5040)