Live in Japan (The Runaways album)

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Live in Japan
Live in Japan - The Runaways.jpg
Live album by
Recorded05th, 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]
GenreHard rock
ProducerKent J. Smythe, The Runaways
The Runaways chronology
Queens of Noise
Live in Japan
Waitin' for the Night
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[5]
Sounds5/5 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 United States or UK.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocals byLength
1."Queens of Noise"Billy BizeauCherie Currie and Joan Jett3:19
2."California Paradise"Kim Fowley, Jett, Kari Krome, Sandy WestCurrie2:57
3."All Right You Guys"Danielle Fay, Bob WillinghamCurrie {Joan Jett harmony vocals}3:34
4."Wild Thing"Chip TaylorWest3:45
5."Gettin' Hot"Jackie Fox, Lita FordCurrie4:10
6."Rock & Roll"Lou ReedCurrie3:38
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocals byLength
7."You Drive Me Wild"JettJett3:15
8."Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin"Ford, Fowley, FoxCurrie3:46
9."I Wanna Be Where the Boys Are"Kim Fowley, Roni LeeJett2:50
10."Cherry Bomb"Jett, FowleyCurrie2:12
11."American Nights"Mark Anthony, FowleyCurrie4:04

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 did have the gate-fold cover, but 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)


  1. ^ Discogs - Live In Japan 1977 Netherlands
  2. ^ Discogs - Live In Japan 1977 Italy
  3. ^ Discogs - Live In Japan 2011-03-09th Japan
  4. ^ Discogs - Live In Japan 1977 Netherlands LP release
  5. ^ Henderson, Alex. "The Runaways Live in Japan review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  6. ^ Robertson, Sandy (13 August 1977). "The Runaways: Live in Japan". Sounds. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  7. ^ Joan Jett Photo & Bio from Live In Japan