Good Music (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts album)

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Good Music
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Good Music Coverart.jpg
Studio album by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Released December 9, 1986
Recorded Record Plant, New York City,
Nino Studios, Salowin, New York,
Broccoli Rabe, Fairfield, New Jersey,
Kingdom Sound Studios, Syosset, New York
Genre Hard rock, power pop
Length 37:19
Label Blackheart/CBS Associated (US and Japan)
Polydor (Europe)
Producer Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, John Aiosa, Mark S. Berry, Larry Smith, Reggie Griffin
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts chronology
Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth
(1984)
Good Music
(1986)
Up Your Alley
(1988)
Singles from Good Music
  1. "Good Music" / "Fantasy"
    Released: 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[3]

Good Music is the fifth studio album by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 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.

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 CBGB, however the video was rarely played on MTV.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Good Music" Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna 5:45
2. "This Means War" Jett, Bob Halligan Jr., Laguna 3:37
3. "Roadrunner" (The Modern Lovers cover) Jonathan Richman 3:33
4. "If Ya Want My Luv" Jett, Laguna 3:53
5. "Fun, Fun, Fun" (The Beach Boys cover) Brian Wilson, Mike Love 2:19
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Black Leather" Jett, Reggie Griffin, Eddie Morris, William Adler 3:59
7. "Outlaw" Jett, Laguna, Halligan Jr., Ricky Byrd 4:16
8. "Just Lust" Terry Abrahamson, Rick Nowels 3:16
9. "You Got Me Floatin'" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover) Jimi Hendrix 3:30
10. "Contact" Jett, Laguna 3:11

Personnel[edit]

The Blackhearts[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Kenny Laguna - producer on all tracks
  • Thom Panunzio - producer on all tracks, engineer, mixing
  • Mark S. Berry - producer on tracks 4 and 9
  • Larry Smith, Reggie Griffin - producers on track 6
  • John Aiosa - associate producer, additional engineering
  • Tom Swift, Gray Russell, Jim Ball - additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering at Masterdisk, New York

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Joan Jett / Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Good Music review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 2, 1986). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Farber, Jim (November 20, 1986). "Good Music - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Good Music Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Good Music Billboard Singles". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 8, 2015.