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Heart

Biography

On Heart's 1976 debut, Dreamboat Annie, Ann and Nancy Wilson rocked as no other female act had since Janis Joplin. The record is all the more amazing for its diversity, demonstrating that the sisters were equally at home in the folky confines of Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell as they were in the heavy blues environs of Led Zeppelin. Nowhere is the influence of the latter more prevalent than on the Little Queen single "Barracuda," with its instantly recognizable "Achilles' Last Stand" riff and bated-beat dynamic. In the '80s, the Wilsons re-styled themselves as power balladeers, and 1985's Heart was wildly successful, restoring credibility to the band just when it seemed to be on it way out. Songs like "What About Love?" and "These Dreams" introduced Heart to a new generation. The sisters returned to touring in the early 2000s and released Alive In Seattle, focusing on their classic '70s material, in 2003. Jupiter's Darling appeared in 2004 and found the band revisiting the hard rock/folk-rock hybrid that made them famous in the '70s.
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