tisdag 3 februari 2015

The Runaways - Queens of Noice (Deras 2:a Album Från 1977) (SHM-CD)

290:- (SHM-CD Limited Remaster Edition. Numrerad utgåva, även utgången sedan 2011 och är nu svår att hitta.)

Queens of Noise is the second studio album from The Runaways released in 1977. The album has been called, "a pop-metal pinnacle."

In 2008, Raven Records released a "2-For-1" CD with both The Runaways and Queens of Noise albums along with two selections from Waitin' for the Night.

"Hollywood" is featured in the 2010 film about the band. Also, Dakota Fanning covers "California Paradise" as well as "Queens of Noise" with Kristen Stewart and Kristen Stewart also covers "I Love Playin' With Fire" as they portray Cherie Currie and Joan Jett respectively.

The Runaways didn't compromise a bit on their outstanding sophomore effort, Queens of Noise. Melodic yet tough and aggressive, this is hard rock that pulls no punches either musically or lyrically. Classics like "Neon Angels (On the Road to Ruin)," "Take It or Leave It," and "I Love Playing with Fire" wouldn't have been shocking coming from Aerosmith or Kiss, but suburban adolescent girls singing openly and honestly about casual sex, intoxication, and wild all-night parties was certainly radical for 1977. 

Joan Jett and Cherie Currie articulated the thoughts and feelings of the "bad girls" Kiss and countless others were describing, and they didn't hesitate to say that yes, women fantasized about sex. "Johnny Guitar" is a fine vehicle for guitarist/singer Lita Ford, who had solid chops before she was old enough to vote. Queens of Noise would be Currie's last album with the groundbreaking band.

01."Queens of Noise" (Billy Bizeau) - 3:26
02."Take It or Leave It" (Joan Jett) - 3:23
03."Midnight Music" (Cherie Currie, Kim Fowley, Steven Tetsch) - 2:47
04."Born to Be Bad" (K. Fowley, Michael Steele, Sandy West) - 4:28
05."Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin" (Lita Ford, K. Fowley, Jackie Fox) - 3:23
06."I Love Playin' with Fire" (J. Jett) - 3:18
07."California Paradise" (K. Fowley, J. Jett, Kari Krome, S. West) - 2:52
08."Hollywood" (K. Fowley, J. Fox, J. Jett) - 2:56
09."Heartbeat" (C. Currie, L. Ford, K. Fowley, J. Fox, Earle Mankey) - 2:49
10."Johnny Guitar" (K. Fowley, L. Ford) - 7:15.