Bad Reputation: The Unauthorized Biography of Joan Jettby Dave Thompson, Joan Jett
(Book). Bad Reputation is the unexpurgated story of Joan Jett, the single most exciting rocker of the American 1980s, one of the biggest-selling acts of the age, and one of punk rock's most valued elder statespeeps. Through its pages, a welter of exclusive interviews and observations paint what might well be the last great tale of rock hedonism, but one that comes with a twist in its tail. The rockers are women, the groupies are guys. It could have been the plot line for a movie or even a sitcom, but the Runaways, Jett's first band, made it happen, and Jett made it last. The first serious female rocker of the 1980s, Jett became the template for everyone that followed. But unlike so many of her peers and counterparts, she never lost her credibility, never sold out, and never gave up. And she has backed her reputation up with genuine star power, following the chart-topping "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" one of the most played '80s anthems of all time with "Crimson and Clover," "Do You Wanna Touch Me," and "I Hate Myself for Loving You" before the decade ended. And, while the 1990s saw Jett purposefully step away from the spotlight, she remained, and remains, America's number one Queen of Noise.
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Look in the first almost 100 pages very little about Joan Jett and lots of history of the LA music scene. Not what I expected
I saw him dancing there by the record machine/ i knew he must have benn about 17 / the beat was going strong/ playin my favorite song/ i knew it wouldnt be long till he was with me, yeah me. I knew it wouldnt be long till he was with me, yeah me , singing / i love rock and roll, so put another dime in the jukebox baby, i love rock and roll, so come and take your time and dance with me.*ow!* he smiled so i got up and asked for his name/ that dont matter he said, cause its all the same/ he said can i take you home, where we can be alo-o-o-o-one/ next we were moving on , and he was with me, yeah me. Next we were moving on, and he was with me, yeah me. Singing/ i love rock and roll so put another dime in the jukebox baby, i love rock and roll, so come and take your time and dance with me.