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PostSubject: The Runaways ( Movie )   Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:56 pm


The Runaways were the ground-breaking, all girl, teenage rock band of the 1970s. Friends, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie went from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. Under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley the group became an outrageous success and a family of misfits. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earned a name for itself-and so did its two leads.



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The Runaways were formed in late 1975 by drummer Sandy West and rhythm guitarist Joan Jett. They had introduced themselves (on separate occasions) to producer Kim Fowley stating their ideas to form an all-girl band. Fowley, who was always looking for the next big thing, gave Jett's phone number to West. The two met on their own to discuss the possibilities. After rehearsing together, the pair contacted Fowley to let him hear the results. Fowley then helped the girls find the other members.

Although Fowley would continue to take credit in the press for creating the band and the music, he would later admit, "I didn't put The Runaways together, I had an idea, they had ideas, we all met, there was combustion and out of five different versions of that group came the five girls who were the ones that people liked".

Starting as a power trio with bassist Micki Steele, The Runaways began the party and club circuit around Los Angeles. In 1976, they added 16-year-old lead guitarist Lita Ford and lead singer Cherie Currie to the lineup. Bassist Micki Steele left the group, later resurfacing in The Bangles. An unknown local bassist named Peggy Foster took over on bass but also left after a week and a half. Kim Fowley then brought Ann Boleyn, who later went on to perform with Hellion and Detente, as the bass player. Finally, Jackie Fox (who had originally auditioned for the lead guitar spot) was added on bass, and the line up was complete.

The Runaways - Cherry Bomb

The Runaways - Rock 'N' Roll

The Runaways - Mama Weer All Crazee Now
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PostSubject: Re: The Runaways ( Movie )   Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:00 pm

The Runaways - Saturday Night Special

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PostSubject: Re: The Runaways ( Movie )   Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:21 am

Just saw the first preview tonight on 360 Live. Not bad, just another biopic, but what's with making Dakota Fanning all sexed out? Isn't she 16 or something? A little young I think. But, on the other hand, really good to see Kristen Stewart doing something else besides the Twilight bullshit. I'm so fucking sick of the vampire trend I could shit. The Runaways is definitely not movie ticket worthy, but maybe for Netflix.
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PostSubject: Re: The Runaways ( Movie )   Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:07 pm

Well the band was bad ass , Lita ford , Joan Jett , Not only hot but them girls can PLAY !
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