Friday, November 26, 2010

Joan Jett: 1979


Y'know I always half-suspected that people like The Runaways more for the idea of "Tough All-Girl Rock N' Roll Band" then the actual material that band recorded. The current Hollywood fascination with all things Runaway has not lessened this suspicion. If Joan Jett hadn't become a die-hard solo act of fierce power, would the band's memory be as strong? This "Runaways Paradox" seems to dictate that women who are willing to play along with macho ideals of rock n' roll get noticed quickly but respected rarely. Jett, however, earned her Bad Reputation not just for re-defining gender roles in The Runaways or by producing the Germs debut album or adopting a couple of the Sex Pistols but because of her fanatical devotion to gut-level rock n' roll.



This out-of-print Fan Club-only release compiles the the demos Jett recorded with Kenny Laguna after leaving the Runaways but before launching her solo career. Amongst the items herein is "I Want You", one of the earliest Laguna-Jett song which was written for a Runaways movie that never got finished but of which some footage survives:



1979 link is in the comments

So does Jett's solo career blow away The Runaways or what?


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    Do you wanna hear more Jett?





    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?agolwlw8g2o65u4

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  2. Do I?!?

    I've never been afraid of any deviation...
    Stone age love and strange sounds too...
    I don't worry 'cos I got no ties...
    Can't break free from the things that you do...
    Can't stop the fun from raging!

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  3. Another call for more from the princess of glam/rock from this corner

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  4. Joanie has always been a great part of rock music.

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  5. So. Damn. Cool.

    Can't stress it enough!

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  6. Would LOVE more Joan Jett material of any form (solo, Runaways, etc).

    Thanks!!!

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  7. Remember Rick Johnson's review of "QUeens of Noise" in Creem magazine?

    Johnson: "These bitches suck...girls are just sissies after all"

    Jett (in a reply letter to Creem):"since you think that girls are sissies, come see us some time and we'll kick your fucking ass in."

    Johnson: "Go sit on a sno-cone"

    Good times the 70's

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  8. Thanks for this one & your fabulous work!
    Yes we want more Joan Jett stuff
    especially the other fan club cds if you have...
    I'm searchin' that since a long time!
    Cheers

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  9. "Bad Reputation" was, is and always will be my favorite J.J. song. Second place? The cover of "Love Is All Around" of course.

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  10. Favorite post of 2010 right here. Awesome demo! My first boy hood crush. Joan and Siouxsie are the best female rock singers, that's just my bias opinion though. I need to get all that Strummer stuff you posted recently.

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  11. Favorite post of 2010 right here. Awesome demo! My first boy hood crush. Joan and Siouxsie are the best female rock singers, that's just my bias opinion though. I need to get all that Strummer stuff you posted recently.

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  12. Crap, what a great set of comments with no response from me!

    Bio
    Hopefully we gave you some good Jett!

    BB
    Thanks to your words there was more (and more yet to come!)

    Elanor
    An ageless cool to boot.

    Phil
    No Runaways this time, maybe next round.

    Big Scott
    Thanks for the reminder and now the world has forgotten Johnson and Jett is still kicking our fucking ass in!

    MV
    I had to use that WWJJD in one of the follow-up posts. Thanks!

    MR
    For you, sir, anything. (I just scrounged up a JJ FC - hopefully it'll be one you don't have!)

    CPB
    I tried finding a single version of that to post with no luck. Kicking Husker Du's fucking ass in is an accomplishment very few have ever done.

    CC
    Welcome!

    PotW
    Thanks for the great words about the Blog and Joan herself. keep up the great work on your blog and hope to her more from you and Mr. Knott!

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  13. Hmmm... Is Joan greater than the Runaways. ????

    Hmmm... *thinks* ...

    No. Yes. uh... dammit - WHO CARES!?!! :)))) haha!

    I love Joan. I love the Runaways. Thankyou for your wonderful blog.

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