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Posted on 08/25/2009 10:57:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradiseEdited on 08/25/2009 11:04:01 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Joan Jett has a black heart for a former bandmate.
The hard-rocking frontwoman is suing a bassist of her first band, the Runaways, for blocking a film about the all-girl hard-rock group.
Jacqueline Fuchs, a k a Jackie Fox, who played for the band from December 1975 to June 1977, claims to own a piece of its trademark and has gone out of her way to disrupt the biopic, titled "The Runaways."
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rock and roll...
worked for The Doors
Runaways had not organist.
“The film, which stars Dakota Fanning ...”
Somebody get rid of this kid.
In 1976 I had a poster of The Runaways (from Circus Magazine) hanging on my wall.
Oh yes I did.
I cringe whenever I see the name Dakota Fanning, because there is something about her that makes Hollywood want to express its statutory rape fantasies. “She looks innocent. We *have* to have somebody in the movie molest her! It will be *dramatic*, and is *essential* to the plot development!”
No, it isn’t, you disgusting deviants.
Ick. Feh. Pervs.
No. According to IMDB, it's Michael Shannon.
Kristen Stewart ... Joan Jett
Dakota Fanning ... Cherie Currie
Scout Taylor-Compton ... Lita Ford
Stella Maeve ... Sandy West
It wasn’t that one, but it would have been a nice addition.
I had a thing for Cherie Curry.
If this movie is not made, it will decrease the odds of my seeing it by an almost infinitesimal amount.
Runaways had not organist.Neither did the Cramps. (For the uninitiated, imagine Ed Wood and Joe Bob Briggs in his drive-in critic years doing punk-type rockabilly, and that was the Cramps. Whose leader/singer/guiding force, Lux Interior, died recently, by the way . . .)
I always get The Slits and The Cramps mixed up.
What a happy gang.
It's the Ono syndrome.
Kind of makes you wonder why Jett thinks it's kosher to tell the Runaways' story without a "character based on" the former Jackie Fox, even granted that the latter left the Runaways after a tour of Japan (where they were actually phenomenally popular, compared to the mostly indifferent reception they got in their native U.S.) and eventually became an attorney.
Aaarrrrggh! My eyes! My eyes
I'm guessing Fuchs' post-Runaways career has not been quite as lucrative as Jett's.
One of the women who is portrayed is already dead. It’s easier to get people to sign on when they aren’t around.
I guess a Joan Jett and The Blackhearts movie wouldn’t have had the same appeal. But she still thinks it’s all about her.
Now, now ...
That’s one of the (if not THE) most flattering picture of Yoko I’ve ever seen.
a "ch ch ch ch ... ch ch ch ch cherry bomb..."
According to Wiki, The Runaways had five different bass players during their brief tenure.
The Runaways - Cherry Bomb (in Japan)
I always get The Slits and The Cramps mixed up.I'll make it easy for you . . . ;) . . . :
1) The Slits were an all-female band.
2) The Cramps were three gentlemen and a lady guitarist. (Ivy Rorschach, not coincidentally the wife of Lux Interior.)
3) The Slits were English.
4) The Slits actually had a bassist. The fact that she could barely play the instrument was a mere technicality.
5) The fact that the Slits as a band could barely play their instruments was a mere technicality.
6) The Cramps had absolutely nothing to do with Sid Vicious at any time, in any place. (The Slits came together after three of them had been in a pre-Sex Pistols band into which they invited him---as a drummer---only to get kicked out of that band by him.)
7) The Cramps actually could play.
8) The Slits wouldn't have had the imagination or the chutzpah to conceive of the Little Willie John/Peggy Lee chestnut "Fever" as a drive-in dirge. The Cramps did.
The Cramps respected rock and roll and its roots.
The Cramps were actually listenable as well as funny.
75-77 would be the key and original years.
A corollary would be that a movie about the Go Gos or the Bangles (Girl bands that had actual hits) might be more interesting by an infinitesimal amount.
One of the women who is portrayed is already dead. Its easier to get people to sign on when they arent around.That would be drummer Sandy West (cancer, 2006).
Ahh... That explains a lot.
LOL, that sounds like the original Beatles!
"Here's a bass guitar, Stu. Just play with your back to the audience."
That song is supposed to be in some commercial, or movie these days. I don’t know. I’m out of touch with the pop culture these days. No tv, don’t go to theaters.
But Kim Fowley blogged about it. He always is into self-promotion.
YEAH... FOX is definately how I would pronounce that last name....
Well you’ll never catch me arguing with a man smart enough to have a link to Bob & Ray on his blog...
To be fair, Joan Jett and Lita Ford both went on to have MTV hits in the days of Go Gos and Bangles.
They were huge in Japan (as in couldn’t walk down the street).
A corollary would be that a movie about the Go Gos or the Bangles (Girl bands that had actual hits) might be more interesting by an infinitesimal amount.The Bangles had actual hits, but the Runaways had a considerably more notorious story. In some ways, so did the Go-Gos, but the Runaways were there ahead of them, for better or worse, and from what I've read of the band it's arguable whether better or worse applies the most, which may be another compelling reason why the Runaways might make an interesting film subject.
(The Runaways and the Bangles share a member, by the way: before she landed in the Bangles, Micki Steele was the Runaways' founding bassist---they launched as a power trio in Los Angeles, with Cherie Currie and Lita Ford joining later; Steele was replaced first by a short-lived bassist named Peggy Foster and then by Jackie Fox, who'd originally tried out as the band's lead guitarist.)
Well youll never catch me arguing with a man smart enough to have a link to Bob & Ray on his blog...Awww, you peeked!
(I had the pleasure of being able to play one of their old shows on my own weekly radio show a few weeks ago. My trick for playing old-time radio shows, which I do in the final half of my show---I play them on the date they aired in the first place, back in the year, including a choice installment of Bob & Ray's absolute best show, Bob & Ray Present the CBS Radio Network from 1959-60.)
That was awesome. Between Joan Jett on the Les Paul and Lita Ford on her Explorer Custom (I think, hard to tell in the video), that is one seriously cool vid.
LOL. That makes two of us. I was a Runaways fan back in the day too.
ping for later
I still have my 2 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts albums from the 1980’s. I was in college when these albums were produced. I still like her music when it’s on the radio. I always turn it up.
OWWWW! (you know, like she screams it in “I Love Rock ‘n Roll).
I have to wonder how much our “vision” of what rock was in the 1970s and 1980s comes from Mick Rock.
He shot album covers for Blondie, Queen, Joan Jett, David Bowie, and Iggy Pop. He also shot Syd Barrett’s album cover but it wasn’t as iconic.
I forgot “Lou Reed” too.
Album covers were so great. I have almost every album I ever bought(1975 and later), and I inherited dozens of others from my Uncle 2 years ago. What great covers. He had great taste in music, and was only 10 years older than me so we liked most of the same classic rock. Of course it wasn’t classic when we first heard it! Now we’re all classic, eh?
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