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— by Joe D'Angelo

There's one in every crowd. As Amy Lee took the stage in a corset, skirt and stockings to lead her band through a set that merged her heavenly vocals with Ben Moody's chunky, demonic power chords, some Neanderthal in the crowd let loose with the most desperate and clichéd four words one could hear at a rock show.

"Show me your t--s!"

He was at the wrong show.

"Who in here doesn't want me to show them my t--s?" Lee countered to the audience.

  Evanescence Live
Webster Hall, NYC
After the fans roared back supportively, she groused, "I am so sick and tired of seeing girls get up here and show their t--s."

"I respect myself, I always have," Lee later explained. "I don't think there's any reason for some of the stuff that women celebrities do. It's a real shame, and it offends me because you're representing me. We're all women, we're in this together."

Even if the belly-baring and exposed-thong set disagrees, Evanescence fans sure don't. After years of none-too-coy Lolitas ruling the prefab pop realm, rocker girls have finally found someone strong and secure to admire.

"She's not like Britney," said Evanescence fan Stephanie Croks, 19. "She doesn't have to get all slutty onstage and wear stripper costumes."

"Every time a cool rock chick seems to respect themselves as a strong woman, I'm like, 'Yeah!'"
Instead, Lee stomps around and pumps her fist in the air as any tough-guy frontman would. Her voice soars to operatic highs above the music's ominous tones while Moody's guitar comes on like a snakebite, puncturing the melody with precision then spreading distorted fuzz like so much crippling venom. The dichotic combination offers a fresh take on the played-out nü-metal genre, and it's allowed the Little Rock, Arkansas, group to be one of the few female-fronted rock bands to hover near the top the charts in the last five years. Propelled by its first single, "Bring Me to Life," Evanescence's debut, Fallen, has sold more that 1.3 million copies. And they've also found success across the pond, where "Bring Me to Life" is #1 on the U.K. singles chart.

If female artists who rely on their sex appeal from the get-go offend Lee, strong women who eventually cave to the pressures to tart themselves up are really disappointing.


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