HOLLY and the ITALIANS — ” The Right to Be Italian “

Posted: November 22, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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It’s a mystery why Holly Beth Vincent’s hilariously titled “Tell That Girl to Shut Up” — a song that is, indeed, about telling some girl to shut up — was never as big a hit as anything Pat Benetar came up with, consigning The Italians’ one and only album to the dollar vinyl bins of history. Dig in here and you’ll find not only tough-girl new wave, but also the kind of backward-looking girl-group pop that paints Vincent as a sort of Betty Rizzo for the 1980s. I saw them open for the Ramones in 1982. they were also opening act for fellow Americans Blondie. Went right out and got the album. Loved this band.

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