An Army of Lovers: Women’s Music of the ’70s and ’80s
by Jamie Anderson
Bella Books. 341 pages, $19.95
A retrospective study as ambitious as An Army of Lovers is unlikely to please every reader, but Jamie Anderson’s analysis is clear, concise, and relatively unbiased. Biographies of individual performers and histories of female-run companies such as Olivia Records can be found elsewhere, but for anyone who wants to learn about the roots of women’s music, this book is an excellent place to start.
Jean Roberta is a widely published writer based in Saskatchewan.