Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth

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Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth
Studio album by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Released October 1, 1984
Genre Hard rock
Length 50:49
Label Blackheart
Producer Kenny Laguna, Richie Cordell, Jimmy Iovine, Chris Kimsey, Thom Panunzio
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts chronology
Album
(1983)
Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth
(1984)
Good Music
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth is the fourth studio album by Joan Jett and the third to feature her backing band The Blackhearts. The album was released in 1984 and reissued in 1998 with seven bonus tracks. The title of the album was taken from a line of dialogue in an episode of "The Honeymooners" television show.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Joan Jett, Ricky Byrd and Kenny Laguna; except where indicated.

  1. "Cherry Bomb" (Jett, Kim Fowley)
  2. "I Love You Love Me Love" (Gary Glitter, Mike Leander)
  3. "Frustrated" (Jett, Laguna)
  4. "Hold Me"
  5. "Long Time" (Jett, Laguna)
  6. "Talkin' 'Bout My Baby"
  7. "I Need Someone" (Peter Falciglia, Carlo Mastrangelo)
  8. "Love Like Mine" (Jett, Laguna)
  9. "New Orleans" (Joseph Royster, Frank Guida)
  10. "Someday"
  11. "Push And Stomp"
  12. "I Got No Answers" (Jett, Laguna)
  13. "Hide And Seek" (David Walker)
  14. "I Can't Control Myself" (Reg Presley)
  15. "Bird Dog" (Boudleaux Bryant)
  16. "Talkin' Bout My Baby" (Live)
  17. "Bombs Away" (Jett, Kim Fowley)
  18. "Cherry Bomb" (dance mix) (Jett, Kim Fowley)
  19. "I Need Someone" (dance mix) (Peter Falciglia, Carlo Mastrangelo)

Tracks 13 through 19 are bonus tracks.

MCA had trouble pulling a successful single from the album. They released two music videos for the songs "I Need Someone" and "I Love You Love Me Love" (its title shortened to "I Love You Love"), but only "I Love You Love" was released in the 7-inch format (backed with a live version of "Talkin' 'Bout My Baby"). In the UK, "I Need Someone" was released as a 12-inch single, but the vocal differed from the album version. "Cherry Bomb" was remixed and released as a promotional 12-inch single in the US on red vinyl, coupled with an instrumental titled "Bombs Away". The record sleeve featured Jett firing up a large plastic cherry with a Bic lighter. "Hide & Seek" and "I Can't Control Myself" were produced by Thom Panunzio and Kenny Laguna. Both originally appeared on the Venezuelan release of the Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth album which was titled "I Need Someone" for that country. "Bird Dog" was produced by Kenny Laguna. It originally appeared as the B-side of the British 12" single, "I Need Someone."

"Talkin' Bout My Baby" was produced by John Aiosa and Kenny Laguna. It originally appeared as the B-side of "I Love You Love Me Love" and was recorded live at CBGBs in New York City on October 11, 1984.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 25, 1984). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved March 30, 2013.