Real alternative music. Some of you may ask, "If she was so influential, why don't I know about her." Truly restless and eclectic, she made records that required your attention and often had jarring juxtapositions, but were always musical and catchy. Consequently, she was too commercial for the radical, too radical for the radio. Most critics agreed she was just a little ahead of the curve. Indeed, she was not an easy fit anywhere and A&M never found a way to break a single or ignite the imagination of the MTV generation. Listening back to these records, you wonder how that was possible. The truth is, by the time she released "Used Guitars", her last A&M album, she had reached true cult status, selling out shows on both coasts, garnering features in all the major magazines, performing on popular network TV shows. But when "Used Guitars" stalled, she'd had it. She wanted a fresh start.