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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Mar 2017 11:20 p.m. PST

Might as well let the People decide: Joan Jett (as herself or with the Runaways), what's you favorite song of hers? If any. As I play a collection today, I'm torn between Fake Friends, Backlash, Cherry Bomb, Light of Day, Good Music, Bad Reputation, Crimson and Clover -- all I know is it ain't I Love Rock and Roll.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 11:43 p.m. PST

I only know the one. I think it was her only hit in Britain?

Mako11 Inactive Member13 Mar 2017 1:14 a.m. PST

Rock and Roll is really good, as is "I hate myself for loving you".

Just watched some of her videos on Youtube. Lots of good nostalgic stuff there.

John Treadaway Inactive Member13 Mar 2017 1:51 a.m. PST

I think I saw her with "The Runaways" in the late '70s at the Roundhouse in Camden.

Can't remember much about it….

Not surprisingly! wink

John T

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 2:41 a.m. PST

Didn't she do a version of "Little Drummer Boy"?

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 3:31 a.m. PST

I love rocky road

Militia Pete Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 4:47 a.m. PST

Bad Reputation.
The kids think she is having a "bad vacation" and is upset about it. Good stuff

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 5:02 a.m. PST

"I Love You Love"..

The video is fun also…

Know some folks that know her and have worked with her. They say she's a great performer, but a b***** (rhymes with 'witch") as an actual person….

shirleylyn Inactive Member13 Mar 2017 5:12 a.m. PST

Greg Graffin from Bad Religion said she is quite the b****.

Tommy2013 Mar 2017 5:13 a.m. PST

Gotta give the nod to Cherry Bomb.

Major Mike13 Mar 2017 6:06 a.m. PST

She sat behind me in school for a class. I hate myself for loving you

Old Wolfman13 Mar 2017 7:01 a.m. PST

"Do Ya Wanna…",and Zulu Paul,she did do a cover of "The Little Drummer Boy". She also has some acting chops too.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 8:38 a.m. PST

Cherry Bomb.

McKinstry Fezian13 Mar 2017 9:36 a.m. PST

Bad Reputation

thorr666 Inactive Member13 Mar 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

Hate myself for loving you

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 9:53 a.m. PST

La Vie en Rose

nazrat13 Mar 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

I've seen her live and appreciate her music but I have no favorite. I guess I don't like her enough to have one.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member13 Mar 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

Yes, Joan did a rockin' version of Little Drummer Boy that belongs on any Christmas music collection!

Maybe Greg Graffin is mad because she turned him down for a date?

Joan has a rep, or had a rep, for being very gracious toward fans, at least. I remember her sitting in a tour bus after a show in Austin in about 1993 or 1994, patiently signing autographs and records for people who'd hung around after the show, wrapped in a big coat against the cold. Still got those! And a year or two later, she signed the sole of one of my bagpipe chanters!

On the other side, Jackie Fox of the Runaways gave a story to a reporter (Rolling Stone?) a couple of years ago, widely reproduced -- try Huffington Report -- that shows young Joan in a very bad light, as being an abusive bandmate who hazed her and did nothing when creepy "manager" Kim Fowley actually raped Jackie at a party in the presence of other Runaways. So there's that (alleged, but probably true) ugly episode that stains her legacy as a pioneer for women in rock.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 2:24 p.m. PST

This. Because, reasons.

I Joan Jett and the Blackhearts open for KISS back in 19-non-of-your-business. Well, OK, I can't remember exactly when, but maybe Behind the Mask tour? Googling the facts seems like a lot of effort and a completely superfluous act with respect to asserting things on the Internet.

They played this and this, too. Great concert.

shirleylyn Inactive Member13 Mar 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

Do you mean "unmasked" tour?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 5:28 p.m. PST

Unmasked … yeah, that sounds right.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 7:12 p.m. PST

Sorry, got to go with "I Love R & R." Actually any video when she was wearing black leather!

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member13 Mar 2017 8:55 p.m. PST

Yeah, the leather suit. Joan owes a major debt to Suzi Quatro for that. But the red Converse Chuck Taylor hi-tops were all her own!

CeruLucifus13 Mar 2017 9:34 p.m. PST

Hello, daddy. Hello, mom.
I'm your ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb!
Hello world! I'm your wild girl.
I'm your ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb!

I think the Runaways version is the classic (made it into the "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack) but she did cover it solo as well. Saw her live at a small hall at UCLA in …. mmm … 1984 I think. The opening band was Social Distortion, back when they only had the Mommy's Little Monster record.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

I like her music with no particular favorite. Saw her when she opened for Hall and Oates, it was right when I LR&R came out so she had to have another band open for her. Much of the audience left after her show

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