Good Music (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts album)
|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|
|Label||Blackheart/CBS Associated (US and Japan)
|Producer||Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, John Aiosa, Mark S. Berry, Larry Smith, Reggie Griffin|
|Joan Jett and the Blackhearts chronology|
|Singles from Good Music|
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.
|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|
|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|
- Joan Jett - guitars, lead vocals
- Ricky Byrd - lead guitar, backing vocals
- Kasim Sulton - bass
- Gary Ryan - bass, backing vocals
- Thommy Price, Lee Crystal - drums
- Bob Halligan, Jr. - guitar, piano, backing vocals
- Reggie Griffin - guitar, bass, drums
- Rick Knowles - guitar
- Michael Rudetsky, Ronnie Lawson - keyboards
- Dennis Feldman - bass
- Jimmy Bralower - drums
- Ross Levinson - violin
- Bashiri Johnson, Nelson Williams, Thom Panunzio, Larry Smith - percussion
- Darlene Love - backing vocals and vocal arrangements
- Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and Mike Love of The Beach Boys, along with Billy Hinsche, Bobby Figueroa - background vocals
- Kenny Laguna - various instruments and backing vocals
- The Uptown Horns:
- Crispin Choe - baritone saxophone
- Robert Funk - trombone
- Arno Hecht - tenor saxophone
- Paul Litteral - trumpet
- 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
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