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 - To The Limit - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $11.10, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2022 11:46)on October 4, 2022 at 1:54 am
JOAN ARMATRADING To The Limit (1978 UK 10-track LP including Barefoot & Pregnant & Taking My Baby Up Town, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl appears barely played AMLH64732)
- Joan Armatrading - The Key - UK - tour programme - £6.40, $7.10, €7.30 (New Item) (arrived 30-May-2022 15:56)on October 4, 2022 at 1:54 am
JOAN ARMATRADING The Key (Official 1983 UK 16-page tour programme featuring tour dates and venues, biography and band information and some great photos. The cover shows a little creasing, but the inner pages remain in excellent condition)
- Joan Armatrading - Track Record - Hype Stickered - UK - vinyl LP - £8.00, $8.88, €9.12 (New Item) (arrived 10-Mar-2022 10:26)on October 4, 2022 at 1:54 am
JOAN ARMATRADING Track Record (1983 UK 13-track vinyl compilation LP featuring a collection of her best loved hits incluidng Love And Affection, Drop The Pilot, Me Myself I, Willow and more plus the two new recordings Heaven and Frustration. The song hype-stickered glossy picture sleeve has a little light shelfwear comes with the portrait / discography inner while the vinyl remains in excellent condition with a few minor paper hairlines not affecting play JA2001)
- Joan Armatrading - Sleight Of Hand - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $11.10, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 10-Mar-2022 15:49)on October 4, 2022 at 1:54 am
JOAN ARMATRADING Sleight Of Hand (1986 UK 10-track vinyl LP with the picture labels, including the singles Kind Words [And A Real Good Heart], Reach Out and Jesse. The picture sleeve has just light shelfwear visible and comes complete with the illustrated lyric inner while the vinyl remains in excellent condition AMA5130)
- Joan Armatrading - Show Some Emotion - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $11.10, €11.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 29-Mar-2022 16:57)on October 4, 2022 at 1:54 am
JOAN ARMATRADING Show Some Emotion (1977 UK 10-track LP which finds the songstress joined by guitar ace Jerry Donahue and Georgie Fame on electric piano, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in superb, barely played condition AMLH68433)