Against Me! and Joan Jett cover the Replacements' "Androgynous"
Back in May, the Against Me! lead singer announced in Rolling Stone: "I'm going to have embarrassing moments, and that won't be fun. But that's part of what talking to you is about - is hoping people will understand, and hoping they'll be fairly kind." But, this showing for the longer-haired Grace was anything but embarrassing.
From the Village Voice review:
Against Me! (check the name!) haven't taken on a whole new heft, identity and meaning for the people now interested in following the travails of the First Transgender Rock Star. And Grace is still full of surprises, like bringing out Joan Jett halfway through to imbue the Replacements' immortal "Androgynous" with a new resonance and sense of inclusiveness.The nearly 30-year-old song sometimes gets forgotten when the finest of Westerberg's writings get discussed, but it has become a favorite among many transgender artists. With Jett by Grace's side, this was artistry with a message that came across without being a lecture.
"One, I'm a transsexual. Two, we fucking love the Replacements," she beamed.
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