Music: Chick Singers Need Not Apply

Four new women rockers take aim and take off

There is a sex problem here; a certain difficulty of gender, even regarding the slang. Standard record-biz patois for new talent on the rise is "breaking out." A quartet of plastic inflatable Teddy bears like the Knack, who came off the crackling short circuit of Los Angeles rock clubs and had a No. 1 album first time out this summer, are said to be breaking out in a big way. That message is clear, not just because of the size of their success but because they...

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