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Pat Benatar: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Chas de Whalley, Kerrang!, 10 February 1983

INSIDE THE kovers of Kerrang! the kontroversy kontinues: is she a bona-fide heavy rocker or merely an elaborate American fake? Some say her albums beg the question just too dangerously for a girl who has virtually monopolised the Readers' Poll since Kerrang! began. But at the Hammersmith Odeon — on the first of two sold-right-out, standing room only concerts — Pat Benatar silenced the critics and put the matter beyond all doubt. She was quite the genuine article and twice as large as life.

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