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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 233 - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Notorious - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, Joan Jett and Phil Ramone
Released 20th August 1991
Did Not Chart

A1 Backlash    
A2 Ashes In The Wind    
A3 The Only Good Thing (You Ever Said Was Goodbye)    
A4 Lie To Me    
A5 Don't Surrender    
B1 Machismo    
B2 Goodbye    
B3 Treadin' Water    
B4 I Want You    
B5 Wait For Me

Misunderstood was a bonus track on the Japanese Release.

The Blackhearts
    Joan Jett - guitars, lead vocals

    Ricky Byrd - lead guitars, backing vocals
    Thommy Price - drums

Additional musicians
    Paul Westerberg - guitar, vocals on "Backlash"
    Phil Feit - bass on "Backlash", "Ashes In The Wind", "Lie To Me", "Don't Surrender", "Goodbye", "Treadin' Water", "I Want You", "Wait For Me"
    Manny Caiati - bass on "The Only Good Thing (You Ever Said Was Goodbye)", "Machismo"

The Federal Strings
     The Uptown Horns:
        Crispin Choe - baritone sax
        Robert Funk - trombone
        Arno Hecht - tenor sax
        Paul Litteral – trumpet


Notorious was the final album by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts for Epic before switching to Warner Bros.

It always made me laugh when a new album came out and it had a sticker on it pronouncing that the album contain the hit song or songs....because the album doesn't actually contain "The Hits" because none of the two singles released from it actually charted and actually none of the tracks mentioned on the sticker were actually singles! Add to that the fact the album itself did not chart and you have to wonder who's idea it was to market the album that particular way!

The album featured Paul Westerberg of The Replacements, they would record together again a few years later with the single Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) for the Tank Girl Soundtrack.

It's not the best Joan Jett and The Blackhearts album but I think it does have some good tracks on it, and actually sometimes the albums that seem to go unnoticed are actually better than the ones that have huge chart success!

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