THE RUNAWAYS – The Best Of The Runaways (2019)
A newly expanded LP edition of “The Best of THE RUNAWAYS”, by all-girl rock sensations of the Seventies, is now available via UMe. It features the best-loved songs by the all-female teenage band who caused a commotion on the rock scene in the second half of the decade with their line-up of singer Cherie Currie, guitarists Joan Jett and Lita Ford, bassist Jackie Fox and drummer Sandy West.
The Los Angeles quintet, managed and produced by fabled record man Kim Fowley, became known for powerful, uncompromising rock anthems such as ‘Cherry Bomb,’ ‘You Drive Me Wild,’ ‘Queens Of Noise’ and ‘I Love Playin’ with Fire.’
This 13-song retrospective draws on material from their original Mercury albums The Runaways, Queens of Noise and Waitin’ For The Night, plus a couple taken from ‘Live In Japan’.
The new Best-Of is available on standard black vinyl as well as a limited edition fire engine red colored vinyl edition. There’s also a special bundle offering a Runaways t-shirt coupled with the limited edition colored vinyl, available exclusively through uDiscover Music.
This new expanded edition of “The Best of THE RUNAWAYS” (first time on vinyl) feature a new cover photograph of the group.
The group’s early single ‘Cherry Bomb’ brought them to international attention when their image was deemed too edgy by the American media.
The hard-hitting rock ‘n’ roll of the Runaways was as significant culturally as it was musically, opening doors for many female artists in what was a largely male-dominated rock landscape of the time.
In a live review of the band in 1976, the Los Angeles Times were moved to call them “the most potent and sassy girl group to emerge since the Shangri-Las” and “one of the most refreshing bands to emerge from the streets of the Los Angeles basin.”
It’s collectors stuff.
01 – Cherry Bomb
02 – Blackmail
03 – I Love Playin’ With Fire
04 – Born To Be Bad
05 – Take It Or Leave It
06 – Queens Of Noise (Live)
07 – You Drive Me Wild (Live)
08 – School Days
09 – Wait For Me
10 – Wasted
11 – Don’t Go Away
12 – Waitin’ For The Night
13 – C’mon
Tracks 1 & 2 from the album “The Runaways”
Tracks 3 to 5 from the album “Queens Of Noise”
Tracks 6 & 7 from the album “Live In Japan”
Tracks 8 to 12 from the album “Waitin’ For The Night”
Track 13 from the unreleased LP “Flaming Schoolgirls”
Cherie Currie – vocals
Joan Jett, Lita Ford – guitars, vocals
Jackie Fox – bass
Sandy West drums
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