Personnel: Pat Benatar (vocals); Neil Geraldo (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Roger Capps (vocals, bass); Scott St. Clair Sheets (guitar); Myron Grombacher (drums).
Recorded at Sound City, Van Nuys, California.
While her 1979 debut IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT spawned a few radio hits ("Heartbreaker," etc.), it wasn't until 1980's CRIMES OF PASSION that Pat Benatar became one of the 80's top rockers. Most female-led rock bands of the time were punk rock based (Blondie, the Runaways, the Pretenders), but Pat's music had more in common with classic rockers--hence rock radio's immediate support. Arguably Benatar's greatest record, CRIMES OF PASSION contains several of her best-known tracks--the melodic rock anthems "Treat Me Right," "You Better Run," and "Hit Me With Your Best Shot."