Live in Japan (The Runaways album)

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Live in Japan
Live in Japan - The Runaways.jpg
Live album by The Runaways
Released 1977
Recorded 05th, 06th, and 12th of June 1977;
Tokyo Koseinenkin Kaikan,
and the Shibuya Kokaido [1] [2] [3]
mixed 18th and 19th of June 1977;
at Onkio-Haus-Studio [4]
Genre Hard rock
Length 41:44
Label Mercury
Producer Kent J. Smythe, The Runaways
The Runaways chronology
Queens of Noise
(1977)Queens of Noise1977
Live in Japan
Waitin' for the Night
(1977)Waitin' for the Night1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[5]
Sounds 5/5 stars[6]

Live in Japan is a 1977 live album from The Runaways. The album was originally released only in Japan, and some other regions including; Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It was not intended for release in the USA or UK.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals by Length
1. "Queens of Noise" Billy Bizeau Cherie Currie and Joan Jett 3:19
2. "California Paradise" Kim Fowley, Jett, Kari Krome, Sandy West Currie 2:57
3. "All Right You Guys" Danielle Fay, Bob Willingham Currie {Joan Jett harmony vocals} 3:34
4. "Wild Thing" Chip Taylor West 3:45
5. "Gettin' Hot" Jackie Fox, Lita Ford Currie 4:10
6. "Rock & Roll" Lou Reed Currie 3:38
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals by Length
7. "You Drive Me Wild" Jett Jett 3:15
8. "Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin" Ford, Fowley, Fox Currie 3:46
9. "I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are" Kim Fowley, Roni Lee Jett 2:50
10. "Cherry Bomb" Jett, Fowley Currie 2:12
11. "American Nights" Mark Anthony, Fowley Currie 4:04
12. "C'mon" Jett Currie 4:14

Album Charts[edit]

Year Album Swedish Charts
1977 Live in Japan 33


The Runaways

Inlet prints and thanks[edit]

The Runaways would like to thank Udo Artists inc.
and Nippon Phonogram for making their first tour
of Japan incredible. Also thanks to

Japanese staff :   American staff :
Ishi Kent J. Smythe
Tetsu Ima Nurd
Pai Ura Geek
Yoshi Y. The U.S.A. staff would like to
Michi thank A.M. and B.B. for
Yoshi O. keeping them very normal
Ryoichi also we thank ourselves for
Yoshi T. spending the ¥700

An on the road production for kim Fowley,
Runaways Fan Club 6000 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood California 90028 U.S.A.
P.S. Send us your picture so we can see who you are         - The Runaways

Recorded at the Tokyo Koseinenkin Kaikan
and the Shibuya Kokaido 5 / 6 / 12 Jun 1977
Mixed at Onkio-Haus-Studio 18 / 19 Jun 1977
Mixed by Kent J. Smythe & Takashi Kitazawa
Engineer : Toshio Kobayashi

Photography : Akiyoshi Miyashita
      Weekly Heibon
      Eiichiro Sakata-Apache
Design : Masao Ohogiya

Special thanks to :
Mr. UDO and A. TERABAYASHI, Hiro Nakamura, Big Mac Imamura

The initial Japanese vinyl LP edition had a 'gate-fold cover', and included 12" x 12" (30 cm x 30 cm) photos of all five band members, with brief bio-notes on the back[7] (the printing is of hand written data by the band member whose photo is on the front), plus a booklet with the song lyrics printed in both English and Japanese. The initial French editions also had a gate-fold cover and included the photos, but not the lyrics. The Canadian version didn't have the gate-fold cover, and didn't include either the photos or the lyric inserts. The album was never released in the United States. A 2004 Compact Disc version was issued by Cherry Red UK, after Phonogram dropped the album from its catalogues.

Mercury|Polygram Catalog references[edit]

[1977]   Japan    (Mercury|Polygram): RJ-7249
[1977]   Canada   (Mercury|Phonogram): SRM-1-3740
[1977]   France   (SACEM): 9100 046
[2004]   Cherry Red UK : 241 -- (U.S. Distributor: MSI Music Distribution)