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The Runaways: The Runaways

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, September 1976

OOWHEE!! This platter boasts one of the most fetching sleeves I've had the pleasure to mas...ogle at. On the front the glitteringly attired Cherie casts ...

The Runaways

Report and Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, November 1977

THE HOUR OF MY VINDICATION is at hand. I'm sitting in the lobby of a London hotel waiting for the Runaways to descend from their ...


The LA Rock Explosion

Overview by Phast Phreddie Patterson, New York Rocker, February 1976


The Runaways: The Runaways

Review by Ben Edmonds, Phonograph Record, May 1976

"We're the queens of noise/ The answer to your dreams." ...

The Runaways: Runaway Girls

Profile and Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, July 1976

RUNAWAYS: the Natalie Woods, Brigitte Bardots and Ann-Margrets of rock. ...

The Runaways: And I Wonder…I Wah Wah Wah Wah Wonder…

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, July 1976

THE CORRAL lies maybe midway down Topanga Canyon, between Ventura Freeway and Malibu Beach. Maybe it's just the Romantic in me but visually – and ...

The Runaways: The Runaways

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, August 1976

Don't let the teevee tube or the records being released fool you! Teenage America's spirit is not sagging (empty helium balloons surrounded by Paul McCartney ...

The Runaways: From Jailbait to Jes' Plain Bait

Report and Interview by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, October 1976

Q: How do you persuade five young LA Teen Queens to clean up their act?A: Put 'em in a group and make 'em famous ...

The Runaways: Girls! Girls! Girls!

Report and Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, October 1976

As The Runaways scoot their everlovin' way through Britain and Europe, GIOVANNI DADOMO tries to get his lemon squeezed... Now gasp on... ...

Runaways (gasp): At Last An (groan) Objective (pant) View

Live Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, October 1976

The Runaways: The Roundhouse, London ...

The Runaways: You Sexy Things!

Report and Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, October 1976

"AW, C'MON, you guys at the front. Sit down and give the rest of the lads a view of the girls..." And that passionate request, ...

The Runaways: Queens Of Noise

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, January 1977

THE MAIN thing that's wrong with this album can be summed up in two words. They are Kim Fowley. Yes that's right. Fowley appears to ...

Kim Fowley: The Dorian Gray of Rock'n'Roll

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, August 1977

TAKE A JOURNEY INTO ROCK N ROLL WITH KIM FOWLEY AND MEET...Venus & The Razorbiades, The Runaways, Juice, Teenage Prostitutes, Steven T., Zippers, Weirdos, Germs, ...

The Runaways: Live In Japan *****

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, August 1977

BEFORE YOU take that pinch of salt to go with this album's five star rating, a couple of points: this album was NOT produced by ...

Runaways: A Primer For The New Runaways

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, September 1977

THE NEW line up of the Runaways is: Joan Jett/Lita Ford/Sandy West/Vicky Blue. Cherie Currie (vocals) and Jackie Fox (bass) are no longer with the ...

The Runaways: Waitin' For The Night (Mercury)*****

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, November 1977

NOW THIS is a difficult one. Five stars, yes, but not entirely for the reasons I expected. Kim Fowley has kissed off his associations with ...

The Runaways: Newcastle City Hall

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, November 1977

JOAN JETT is gorgeous. Vicki Blue is delectable. Lita Ford is the American Pie smile backed by the American Dream ass. And Sandy West is ...

The Ramones/The Runaways: Santa Monica Civic, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, February 1978

RAMONES: singing about sun and surf while their home town suffered blizzards. 'Obladi-oblada' for the blank generation ...

The Runaways: And Now The Runaways

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, December 1978

HOW DOES it feel to be on your own? ...

The Runaways: And Now…The Runaways (Mercury)

Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, January 1979

THE TERMS are at once familiar and bizarre, charged with meaning and strangely vacuous: 'street,' 'action,' 'hungry and hot,' 'rock 'n' roll,' 'teenage,' 'weekend,' 'queen.' ...

Cherie and Marie Currie: Messin' With The Boys (Capitol) **½

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, February 1980

"THEY" SAY that Capitol have got themselves in the position of having to blow a bunch of bucks on promoting this turkey if they want ...

Joan Jett: Joan Alone

Interview by Kris Needs, New York Rocker, June 1980

Ex-Runaway leaves a London Launching pad ...

The Runaways: The Best Of (Mercury) *1/2

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, October 1982

RARELY HAS a 'Best Of' collection been so totally at odds with its title. ...

King of the Nighttime World

Retrospective by Kim Fowley, Rock's Backpages, 2000

Kim Fowley reveals how L.A. ultravixens the Runaways were formed – and how he helped give birth to Hollywood punk. ...

Runaways: The Runaways/Queens Of Noise/Live In Japan/Waitin' For The Night

Review and Interview by Ian Fortnam, Classic Rock, 2003

UNTIL THE ADVENT of Sunset Strip cherry bombers The Runaways, all-girl rock bands were invariably self-consciously butch and hairy apparitions with names like Birtha and ...

The Runaways: Wild Thing — How Sandy West Was Lost

Retrospective by Evelyn McDonnell, LA Weekly, March 2010

ON A SUMMER day in 1975, a 16-year-old girl carrying a Silvertone guitar took four public buses from Canoga Park to a two-story house in ...

Sex sells: The Girl Band That Changed Pop Forever

Retrospective by Chris Salewicz, Independent, The, March 2010

IN EARLY OCTOBER 1976, the Runaways, an all-girl five-piece from Los Angeles, played a sell-out show at London's Roundhouse, their debut date in the UK. ...

Cherie Currie recalls life as underage, underwear-wearing provocateur

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Herald, April 2010

WHETHER YOU WERE a rock fan in 1975 — or whether you weren't even conceived — you're going to want to take in The Runaways, ...

Girl Power: The Birth of the Runaways

Book Excerpt by Evelyn McDonnell, 'Queens of Noise' (Da Capo), Summer 2013

Reprinted from Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways by Evelyn McDonnell. Available from Da Capo Press, a member of The Perseus Books ...

see also Cherie Currie

see also Cherie and Marie Currie

see also Lita Ford

see also Kim Fowley

see also Joan Jett

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