RE: Joan Jett
Posted by: Robert ()
Date: October 26, 2000 05:35AM

Sure, we can talk about her. She was the queen of hard rock for a time in the early 80's (after the Runaways) with hits like Do You Wanna Touch Me? and I Love Rock & Roll. She sort of took the power of AC/DC and mixed it with the punk-glam of Gary Glitter & T. Rex. Her remake of Tommy James' Crimson & Clover is absolutely classic.

Anyway, I loved her 1988 disc, Up Your Alley. It was co-written and produced by Desmond Child. However, I thought it was pretty much downhill after that. She put out a pathetic collection of covers in 1990 called The Hit List, which flopped terribly. Three more studio albums followed, but with no success. By 1999's Fetish, Joan turned back to her punk roots (but nobody was listening).

Last I heard was that her and Lita Ford are in talks about a possible Runaways reunion.

I think that most of today's women rockers (Courtney Love, L7, Babes in Toyland, Bikini Kill, etc) owe at least a little bit of their careers to Joan Jett.

Robert

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Joan Jett 101Captain Chaos10/26/2000 05:02AM
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Didn't she shave her head? (np) 59 Big Dogster 10/26/2000 05:58AM
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