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The Runaways - The Runaways 1976 (Japan 2011)

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The Runaways - The Runaways 1976 (Japan 2011)

Artist: The Runaways
Title Of Album: The Runaways (Original Recording Remastered)
Year Of Release: 1976 [SHM-CD '2011]
Label: Universal Music Japan
Genre: Hard Rock
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue+.log)
Bitrate: Lossless
Total Time: 32:24
Total Size: 303 MB (Scans)

When the Runaways debuted in 1976 with this self-titled LP, aggressive female rockers were the exception instead of the rule. Women had no problem becoming folk-rockers, singer/songwriters or Top 40 icons, but female artists who had more in common with Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith than Joni Mitchell were hardly the norm. With this album, the Runaways made it crystal clear that women (or specifically, adolescent girls) were more than capable of playing intense, forceful hard rock that went directly for the jugular. Lusty classics like "Cherry Bomb" and "You Drive Me Wild" made no attempt to conceal the fact that teenage girls could be every bit as sexual as the guys -- a message that both men and women found intimidating. And on "Is It Day or Night", Cherie Currie sings about life in the fast lane with every bit as much conviction as Axl Rose would 11 years later. Currie and Joan Jett are equally riveting, and a 17-year-old Lita Ford was already an impressive guitarist. This LP was far from a commercial hit in the U.S., where timid rock radio programmers simply didn't know what to make of the Runaways. But interestingly, it did earn the band a strong following in the major rock market of Japan.

Alex Henderson, all media guide


Tracklist:

01. Cherry Bomb
02. You Drive Me Wild
03. Is It Day Or Night
04. Thunder
05. Rock And Roll
06. Lovers
07. American Nights
08. Blackmail
09. Secrets
10. Dead End Justice

Cherie Currie - lead vocals, piano
Joan Jett - rhythm guitar, vocals
Lita Ford - lead guitar
Jackie Fox - bass, backing vocals
Sandy West - drums, backing vocals


All songs arranged by The Runaways, Scott Anderson & Kim Fowley
Produced and Directed by Kim Fowley. Recorded at Fidelity Recorders Studio City, CA.
24 bit Remaster 2006 - Mastering Engineer: Hitoshi Takiguchi (Universal Mastering Studios).

This CD Re-released: November 9, 2011
Format: Original Recording Remastered
Label: Universal Music Japan
Catalog No.: UICY-25090


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