Queens of Noise

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2003
  • Label: Cherry Red Uk
  • EAN: 5013929123823
  • Catalog Number: 238
  • Sales rank: 70,587

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Runaways Primary Artist
Lita Ford Guitar, Vocals
Joan Jett Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Cherie Currie Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Jackie Fox Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Sandy West Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Mick Jagger Composer
Joan Jett Contribution
Michael Nesmith Composer
Art Neville Composer
The Runaways Arranger
George Thorogood Composer
Cherie Currie Contribution
Kim Fowley Arranger, Producer
Kenny Laguna Contribution
Earle Mankey Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Leo Nocentelli Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Mara Fox Contribution
Michael Heatley Liner Notes
Don Reid Composer
Alan Wilson Mastering
Barry Levine Original Photography
Iain McNay Liner Notes
Niva Bringas Contribution
Phillipe Carly Contribution
Paula Heerdink Contribution
Brian Lucey Contribution
Bob Mandoki Contribution
Lauren Varga Contribution
John Zapolski Contribution
B. Bizeau Composer
George Porter Composer
Joseph Modeliste Composer
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