Runaway Again

Earworm ahoy- since the Joan Jett/Runaways post last Tuesday I have been playing this over and over (as the song says). So, here’s the video (a bit grainy, transferred and uploaded from videotape I reckon- but authentically 80s)

And a version in a TV studio…

And here’s a song, recently added to my hard drive…

Do You Want To Touch Me (Oh Yeah)

(Actually, I wouldn’t mind. Oh yeah)


I watched The Runaways on Saturday night, the film about The Runaways- 70s California’s all girl punk/glam group. It had a good balance of girls with guitars and sunshine good times, hazy chaos and drug induced fall. The narrative arc in rock films is cliched- it has to be really- but it was well done, it looked good, the highs felt high and the lows were way down low. The two leads- Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning- were both excellent as well.

Cherie left rock’n’ roll after her Runaways induced breakdown. Joan Jett didn’t leave rock ‘n’ roll and had several hits including this heart warming, rifftastic cover of a Tommy James and the Shondells song (which I think Drew may have posted a while back but is the only Jett/Runaways song I currently have on the hard drive apart from Cherry Bomb which I have previously posted here myself).

Crimson And Clover

Here are The Runaways, without singer Cherie Currie, on serious rock programme The Old Grey Whistle Test kicking up a bit of a storm. Go Joan.