I Love Rock 'n Roll (album)
|I Love Rock 'n Roll|
|Studio album by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts|
|Released||November 18, 1981|
|Studio||Kingdom Sound Studios and Soundworks Studios, Long Island, New York|
|Genre||Hard rock, punk rock|
|Producer||Kenny Laguna, Ritchie Cordell, Glen Kolotkin|
|Joan Jett & the Blackhearts chronology|
|Singles from I Love Rock 'n Roll|
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I Love Rock 'n Roll is the second studio album by Joan Jett and the first to feature her backing band The Blackhearts. Soon after the first recording sessions at Soundworks Studios, original Blackheart guitarist Eric Ambel was replaced by Ricky Byrd. It is Jett's most successful album to date with over 10 million copies sold, largely due to the success of the title track which was released as a single soon after the album was released.
Early copies of the album released during December 1981 ended with the track "Little Drummer Boy". However, after the holiday season passed, the track was replaced by the newly-recorded "Oh Woe Is Me" on most pressings. The LP saw a vinyl reissue in 2009 containing both "Little Drummer Boy", "Oh Woe Is Me", and the rehearsal version of "You Don't Know What You've Got" that was the original B-side to Boardwalk Records issues of the "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" single. It was possible to acquire "Oh Woe Is Me" without purchasing a replacement album, as it was also released as the B-side of the "Crimson and Clover" single.
The album contains several cover songs, including: "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" (originally by Arrows), "Nag" (The Halos), "Crimson and Clover" (Tommy James & The Shondells), "Bits and Pieces" (The Dave Clark Five), "You're Too Possessive" (The Runaways), "Little Drummer Boy" (The Harry Simeone Chorale and other artists), and bonus tracks "Louie Louie" (Richard Berry, later performed by The Kingsmen) and "Summertime Blues" (Eddie Cochran).
"Summertime Blues" was originally left off the vinyl LP, and Boardwalk passed on releasing it as a single, but it was leaked to rock radio stations and became a Most Added listing (which Kenny Laguna said infuriated Boardwalk president Neil Bogart). The song was eventually released as a one-sided single in Canada and as a 12-inch single in Australia (accompanied by "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)").
The initial CD release was in 1992 on Blackheart Records and featured 13 tracks. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD in 1998 and featured two additional bonus tracks.
|1.||"I Love Rock 'n' Roll" (Arrows cover)||Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker||2:55|
|2.||"(I'm Gonna) Run Away"||Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna||2:27|
|3.||"Love Is Pain"||Jett||3:07|
|4.||"Nag" (The Halos cover)||Arthur Crier||2:46|
|5.||"Crimson and Clover" (Tommy James and the Shondells cover)||Tommy James, Peter Lucia Jr.||3:17|
|6.||"Victim of Circumstance"||Jett, Laguna||2:54|
|7.||"Bits and Pieces" (The Dave Clark Five cover)||Dave Clark, Mike Smith||2:07|
|8.||"Be Straight"||Jett, Greg Kihn, Laguna||2:40|
|9.||"You're Too Possessive" (The Runaways cover)||Jett||3:35|
|10.||"Little Drummer Boy" (Christmas song)||Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone||4:14|
|1992 CD edition bonus tracks|
|11.||"Oh Woe Is Me"||Jett||2:45|
|12.||"Louie Louie" (Richard Berry cover)||Richard Berry||2:59|
|13.||"You Don't Know What You've Got" (live)||Jett, Laguna, Ritchie Cordell||2:43|
|1998 CD edition bonus tracks|
|14.||"Summertime Blues" (Eddie Cochran cover)||Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart||2:20|
|15.||"Nag" (featuring The Coasters)||Arthur Crier||2:46|
- Joan Jett – vocals, guitar
- Ricky Byrd – guitar
- Gary Ryan – bass, backing vocals
- Lee Crystal – drums
- Eric Ambel - guitar on tracks 5 and 10
- Ritchie Cordell, Kenny Laguna - producers
- Glen Kolotkin - associate producer, engineer
- Gerry Gabinelli - engineer
- Stew Romain - mastering
- Bob Ludwig - 1992 remastering at Masterdisk, New York
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (July 2011)|
|Australian Albums Chart||10|
|Austrian Albums Chart||14|
|New Zealand Albums Chart||1|
|Norwegian Albums Chart||38|
|Swedish Albums Chart||4|
|UK Albums Chart||25|
|US Billboard 200||2|
|Canada (Music Canada)||2× Platinum||200,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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- "American album certifications – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I Love Rock 'n' Roll". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH