A common disorder
among adolescent males
in the early 80s
. The problem was that Joan Jett
and Pat Benatar
kind of did look alike, both being female
, with short brown hair
, and both being lead singers in their own bands
that produced early 80s rock music
. Joan Jett
was actually cool enough for guys to like, and so was Pat Benatar, but a little less so.
I'm pretty sure the confusion was helped along by the press as well, I seem to remember them getting mentioned together an awful lot. Perhaps MTV played their videos one after the other a lot. I know, though, I tend to think of them as a unit, even though I'm well aware of their differences. Frankly, I enjoyed Benatar's music a bit more, a little more synths that were what I enjoyed about the mid-80s. You know, those fat DX7 sounds. Joan Jett's straight ahead rock was fine, but seemed more simplistic to me, not as clever.