"I don't really play," says San Diego native Rachael Gordon. "I sing and I've always wanted to do that, but I only started doing shows about seven years ago with the Sleazybeats." Regarding her slinky onstage wardrobe and sex symbol image, she says "I'm flattered as long as people recognize that I have talent as well. Image is really important to me, and a sexy look just attracts attention to the music. As long as it's understood that image is not where it all ends." The downside of being a woman rocker? "It wasn't great being called a Nancy Sinatra wannabe in a San Diego Union review, but I think the worst was when I was forced to sing the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme at a coffeehouse."