And Now... The Runaways

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And Now... The Runaways
Studio album by The Runaways
Released 1978[1]
Recorded Rusk Sound Studios, Hollywood, California, September 1978
Genre Glam rock, punk rock
Length 35:37
Label Mercury (Europe)
Cherry Red (UK)
Producer John Alcock
The Runaways chronology
Waitin' for the Night
(1977)
And Now... The Runaways
(1978)
Flaming Schoolgirls (1980)
Singles from And Now... The Runaways
  1. "Right Now" / "Black Leather"
    Released: 1979
Little Lost Girls cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

And Now... The Runaways is the fourth studio album by the American rock band The Runaways, released in Europe in late 1978 and Japan in 1979.[3][4][5][6] This was The Runaways last album before disbanding. The album was issued by Cherry Red Records in the UK and was not released in the United States until 1981, when Rhino Records issued it as a picture disc under the title Little Lost Girls, with a different cover photo and a different sequence of the songs.

A the beginning of the recording sessions, Vicki Blue left the band and the bass lines on the tracks are actually played by Lita Ford.[7] During the tumultuous recording of the album, manager Toby B. Mamis observed producer John Alcock's attempts to ultimately phase Joan Jett out of the proceedings, hence Sandy West and Lita Ford's individual solo spots (Sandy's with "Right Now", which she wrote and sang lead on, and Lita's "I'm a Million", featuring Ford's very first lead vocal on record). Joan later quipped, "I had a funny feeling I was about to get fired from a band that I helped create." Duane Hitchings is thanked in the credits for his work on keyboards.

"Black Leather" is a song originally written by ex-Sex Pistols member Steve Jones and Paul Cook for their former band.

Soon after hiring new bassist Laurie McAllister, Jett and Ford jointly dissolved the Runaways, citing musical differences within the group. Ford and West then attempted to start a new, harder band with Alcock producing, but nothing became of these sessions.

Track listing[edit]

And Now... The Runaways[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Saturday Night Special"   Earl Slick, Tonio K 3:39
2. "Eight Days a Week"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 3:33
3. "Mama Weer All Crazee Now"   Noddy Holder, Jim Lea 3:26
4. "I'm a Million" (lead vocals by Lita Ford) Lita Ford 6:02
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Right Now" (lead vocals by Sandy West) Sandy West 3:35
6. "Takeover"   Joan Jett 3:11
7. "My Buddy and Me"   Joan Jett 3:39
8. "Little Lost Girls"   Lita Ford 4:45
9. "Black Leather"   Steve Jones, Paul Cook 3:47

Little Lost Girls[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Black Leather"   3:47
2. "Mama Weer All Crazee Now"   3:26
3. "Saturday Night Special"   3:39
4. "Eight Days a Week"   3:33
5. "Takeover"   3:11
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Right Now"   3:35
7. "My Buddy and Me"   3:39
8. "Little Lost Girls"   4:45
9. "I'm a Million"   6:02

Personnel[edit]

The Runaways[edit]

  • Joan Jett - rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Lita Ford - lead guitar, bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on "I'm a Million"
  • Sandy West - drums, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Right Now"
  • Vicki Blue - bass, backing vocals (only credited, did not perform on the record)

Production[edit]

  • John Alcock - producer
  • Will Reid Dick - engineer
  • A. Wally - assistant engineer
  • Ken Perry - mastering at Capitol Studios
  • David Larkham - sleeve design and direction
  • Barry Levine - photography

references[edit]

  1. ^ McDonnell, Evelyn (2013). Queens of Noise, The Real Story of The Runaways. Cambridge, Massachussetts: Da Capo Press. p. 322. ISBN 978-0-306-82039-7. 
  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. "The Runaways And Now... The Runaways review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  3. ^ McDonnell, Evelyn (2013). Queens of Noise, The Real Story of The Runaways. Cambridge, Massachussetts: Da Capo Press. p. 254, 322. ISBN 978-0-306-82039-7. 
  4. ^ Ogg, Alex (1993). And Now... The Runaways (CD Booklet). The Runaways. London, UK: Cherry Red Records. CDM GRAM 63. 
  5. ^ Stern, Ken. "Runaway's Story". Tripod.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  6. ^ "The Runaways". att.net. Archived from the original on 7 December 2001. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  7. ^ Victory Tischler-Blue (2005). Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways (Documentary). Hollywood, California: Sacred Dogs Entertainment Group. Event occurs at 89:30.