is the debut album by the American all-female The Runaways rock band The Runaways, released in 1976.
Allmusic has praised the record (especially band members Cherie Currie, Joan Jett and Lita Ford), comparing the band's music to material by Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Guns N' Roses. [2 ]
According to multiple sources including Cherie Currie (in her memoir
Neon Angel), the liner notes of the Raven Records release of The Runaways, and Fox herself, Blondie bassist Nigel Harrison played bass on the first album, due to manager Kim Fowley refusing to let Fox play on the record. [4 ]
The documentary film
states that the album's first track " Edgeplay: A film about The Runaways Cherry Bomb" was written ad hoc during the audition of lead singer Cherie Currie and is indeed referring to her. Currie was told to prepare a Suzi Quatro song for the audition; she picked "Fever", a song the band did not like to play. Instead they came up with a song idea which made fun of her first name. In 2009 " Cherry Bomb" was named the 52nd best hard rock song of all time by VH1. A cover of the song " [5 ] Cherry Bomb" is featured in the music video game Rock Band as a downloadable single track.
"You Drive Me Wild" is featured in the
2010 film about the band. Also, Dakota Fanning covers "Cherry Bomb" as well as "Dead End Justice" with Kristen Stewart as they portray Cherie Currie and Joan Jett respectively. [6 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Currie, Fowley, Krome,
Sandy West Currie
"Dead End Justice"
Scott Anderson, Currie, Fowley, Jett
Jett and Currie
Personnel [ edit ]
Kim Fowley - producer Andy Morris - engineer
Bill Jimmerson, Lawrence W. Wendelken - assistant engineers
Gilbert Kong - mastering
Rodney Bingenheimer - orchestration
References [ edit ]