Good Music (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts album)

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Good Music
Studio album by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Released December 9, 1986
Genre Hard rock
Length 37:19
Label Blackheart/CBS Associated
Producer Kenny Laguna
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts chronology
Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth
Good Music
Up Your Alley
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Good Music is the fifth studio album by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. The album was released in 1986. The album's working title was Contact, after the final song off the album (hence the contact sheet of photographs on the cover), but it was changed to Good Music in its final stages.

"Fantasy" was also recorded for this album but was instead featured as the non-LP B-side to the "Good Music" single. It also appeared on Jett's odds-and-sods album, Flashback.

The song "This Means War" also appeared on the concurrently released soundtrack to Joan Jett's debut movie Light of Day. The two versions are identical.

A video was shot for the shortened single mix of "Good Music", following Joan Jett around New York City. Jett is seen in her limo throwing 'bad music' tapes out the window, as well as playing guitar in her loft and even washing her hair in the shower. It climaxed with an in-concert appearance with her band at CBGBs, however the video was rarely played on MTV.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna; except where indicated

  1. "Good Music"
  2. "This Means War"
  3. "Roadrunner" (Jonathan Richman)
  4. "If Ya Want My Luv"
  5. "Fun, Fun, Fun" (Brian Wilson, Mike Love)
  6. "Black Leather" (Jett, Reggie Griffin, E. Morris)
  7. "Outlaw" (Jett, Laguna, Ricky Byrd)
  8. "Just Lust" (Terry Abrahamson, Rick Nowels)
  9. "You Got Me Floatin'" (Jimi Hendrix)
  10. "Contact"


  • Joan Jett - guitars, all vocals
  • Ricky Bird - lead guitars
  • Kasim Sulton, Gary Ryan, Dennis Feldman - bass
  • Reggie Griffin - guitar, bass, drums
  • Bob Halligan - guitar, piano, vocals
  • Michael Rudetsky, Ronnie Lawson - keyboards
  • Thommy Price, Jimmy Bralower, Lee Crystal - drums
  • Bashiri Johnson, Nelson Williams - percussion
  • Ross Levinson - violin
  • Carl Wilson, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and Mike Love of The Beach Boys, along with Billy Hinsche, Bobby Figueroa,and Darlene Love - background vocals


  1. ^ Good Music (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 2, 1986). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved March 30, 2013.