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- The Basics
As both the rock 'n' roll rebel soul of the Runaways and a solo star, Joan Jett championed the simple truths of rock stripped to its raw core. The rampaging riffs of the teenage Runaways' jailbait jam "Cherry Bomb" ignited a femme-rock explosion that's still echoing today. On her own, Jett amped up the glam and power-pop for eternal jukebox anthems, like the shout-and-stomp-along "I Love Rock 'N' Roll" and the Ramones-paced bad-girl boast "Bad Reputation." Through it all, she's injected that essential sweaty essence of teen lust, and nowhere more so than on her cover of Gary Glitter's arena-sized glam classic "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)." Joan honors her influences in Next Steps.$16.95 The Basics
- Next Steps
Just as tough girls the Runaways inspired generations of rockin' ladies, Joan Jett's engine was revved by the roughhouse rock 'n' roll heavyweights who came before her. Eddie Cochran's rockabilly original and Blue Cheer's fuzz-rock remake probably offered equal inspiration to Joan's punked-up take on "Summertime Blues." When she adds some garage grit to "Real Wild Child" she's tipping her hat to old-school wild man Jerry Lee Lewis and proto-punk Stooge-saint Iggy Pop at the same time. Turnabout is fair play, of course, and grunge goddesses L7 bring things full circle by joining their hard-rockin' heroine for a revved-up revamp of "Cherry Bomb," the song that started the ball rolling.$15.15 Next Steps
- Complete Set
With her biker-gal black-leather look, whiskey-and-cigarettes voice, and primal rock riffs, Joan Jett dragged rock's primordial goodness back to center stage when others were tarting things up with syrupy synths and deadpan drum machines. Pumping up the volume on the sounds of her youth, she added hard-rock edge and punk attitude to her beloved '60s pop and '70s glam, turning Tommy James' "Crimson and Clover" into a sexually ambiguous power ballad, and giving Gary Glitter an '80s update. Every butt-kicking female rocker around today owes her hell-raising heart to Joan. You'll get the whole story right here, from her early reign with original Queens of Noise the Runaways to her '80s MTV-icon era and her eventual status as godmother of rabble-rousing, no-nonsense rock 'n' roll animals everywhere.$32.10 Complete Set
The Queen of Rock!
The one, the only, The Greatest Ever! This is one of the best collections of Joan Jett, The Blackhearts, and Runaways you will ever find anywhere. If you're a true fan or "JettHead" this is your Holy Grail collection. She's not only one of the hottest women in music (even now in her 50s), but one of the most legendary Hard rock pioneers. Get this collection or check your pulse cuz without it you might be dead.
I LOVE ROCK N' ROLL!!!!! AND JOAN JETT!!! :):)
even though Green Day is my all time FAVORITE band, Joan Jett is my favorite female singer. I thought it was REALLY awesome when they preformed together in June. :) ROCK ON 4 EVER MS. JETT!!! :):)
This is the real thing
This is Joan Jett at her finest! This is how I want to imagine the runaways. I have never seen the "movie" (and have no intention). Heard a little of the soundtrack and it was horrid. I loved Joan Jett the first time I heard her-I was a young teenage girl. Now that I am in my late twenties-I am horrified that girls are listening to the "revised" versions by "popular" actresses! It just makes me sick to see those people butcher the classics.