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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Rewind: The Runaways - The Runaways (1976)

The Runaways - The Runaways
Produced by Kim Fowley
Released 1st June 1976
US Chart #194

Band members

    Cherie Currie - lead and backing vocals, keyboard on "American Nights"
    Joan Jett - rhythm guitar, lead vocals
    Lita Ford - lead guitar, backing vocals
    Jackie Fox - bass, backing vocals (only credited, did not perform on the record)
    Sandy West - drums, backing vocals

Additional musician
    Nigel Harrison - bass

The Runaways debut album is 40 years old! I probably should have posted it yesterday as that was the official day of its release back in 1976.

Though a little dated it still sounds pretty fine I reckon.

Singles from The Runaways
 (Japanese Picture Cover)

US Chart #106
Australian Chart #58
Japanese Chart #1
UK Chart N/A 

Cherry Bomb / Is It Day or Night?
French Release

Japanese Release

American Nights / Secrets
Brazilian Release

Poster for The Runaway's Debut UK Gig at The Roundhouse in London

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