The Runaways

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The Runaways were an American all-female hard rock band (1975-1979)

The group, assisted by producer Kim Fowley, consisted initially of singer/guitarist Joan Jett, bassist Michael Steele and drummer Sandy West. Steele left the band after only a few months in 1975 (and later joined The Bangles) She was replaced by a succession of bass players over the run of the group, including Peggy Foster, Jackie Fox, Vicki Blue, and Laurie McAllister. Lita Ford signed on within the first year of the band as lead guitarist after initially auditioning for bass. Cherie Currie joined as lead vocalist. Jackie Fox left the group in 1977, during the Japanese tour. Shortly after the band returned to the US, Cherie Currie left the Runaways and Joan Jett took over as lead vocalist.

Disagreement between band members included the musical style; Joan Jett wanted the band to take a musical change, shifting towards punk rock/glam rock while Lita Ford, backed by drummer Sandy West, wanted to continue playing hard rock/heavy metal music. Neither would accept the other's point of view. The Runaways played their last ever concert on New Year's Eve, 1978 at the Cow Palace near San Francisco and officially broke up in April 1979.

After the breakup of "the original" The Runaways in 1979, Kim Fowley still owned the rights to the name. In 1984 he brought an entirely new group of girls together to record an album as The Runaways this incarnation consisted of: Gayle Welch, Missy Bonilla, Denise Pryor and Kathrine Dombrowski. They only released one single "Heavy Metal Nights" (1984, test pressing only) and one album "Young And Fast" (1985), and disbanded soon after. Their releases are listed under a separate artist entry: The Runaways (15)
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Albums

MCR 4 1-1090 The Runaways - The Runaways album art The Runaways The Runaways (Album) Mercury MCR 4 1-1090 US 1976 Sell This Version
RL 26-76 The Runaways - The Runaways / Red Tape album art The Runaways / Atlanta Rhythm Section The Runaways / Atlanta Rhythm Section - The Runaways / Red Tape(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL 26-76 US 1976 Sell This Version
6338 780 The Runaways - Queens Of Noise album art The Runaways Queens Of Noise (Album) Mercury 6338 780 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
7142 591 The Runaways - Waitin' For The Night album art The Runaways Waitin' For The Night (Album) Mercury 7142 591 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
RJ-7249 The Runaways - Live In Japan = ライブ! ザ・ランナウェイズ・イン・ジャパン album art The Runaways = ザ・ランナウェイズ* The Runaways = ザ・ランナウェイズ* - Live In Japan = ライブ! ザ・ランナウェイズ・イン・ジャパン (Album) Mercury RJ-7249 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
7158 020 The Runaways - And Now... The Runaways album art The Runaways And Now... The Runaways (Album) Mercury 7158 020 France 1978 Sell This Version
FM 1004 LP The Runaways - Born To Be Bad album art The Runaways Born To Be Bad (Album) Marilyn FM 1004 LP France 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SFL-2129 The Runaways - Secrets album art The Runaways Secrets (Single) Mercury SFL-2129 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
45-70022 The Runaways - Cherry Bomb album art The Runaways Cherry Bomb (Single) Mercury 45-70022 Ecuador 1976 Sell This Version
6253 042 The Runaways - Blackmail / Cherry Bomb / American Nights / Secrets album art The Runaways Blackmail / Cherry Bomb / American Nights / Secrets(7", EP) Mercury 6253 042 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
none The Runaways - Cherry Bomb/American Nights album art The Runaways Cherry Bomb/American Nights(7", S/Sided, Promo, TP) Mercury none US 1976 Sell This Version
6853 005 The Runaways - Waitin' For The Night album art The Runaways Waitin' For The Night (EP) Mercury 6853 005 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
6837 374 The Runaways - I Love Playin' With Fire album art The Runaways I Love Playin' With Fire (Single) Mercury 6837 374 France 1977 Sell This Version
6167 493 The Runaways - Queens Of Noise album art Runaways* Queens Of Noise (Single) Mercury 6167 493 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SFL-2153 The Runaways - Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin album art The Runaways Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin (Single) Mercury SFL-2153 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
73890 The Runaways - Heartbeat album art The Runaways Heartbeat (Single) Mercury 73890 US 1977 Sell This Version
SFL-2195 The Runaways - All Right You Guys album art The Runaways All Right You Guys (Single) Mercury SFL-2195 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
6167 587 The Runaways - School Days album art The Runaways School Days (Single) Mercury 6167 587 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SFL-2215 The Runaways - Little Sister album art The Runaways Little Sister (Single) Mercury SFL-2215 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
6167 495 The Runaways - Midnight Music album art The Runaways Midnight Music(7", Single) Mercury 6167 495 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
6837 453 The Runaways - You Drive Me Wild / Rock And Roll album art The Runaways You Drive Me Wild / Rock And Roll(7", Single, Promo) Mercury 6837 453 France 1977 Sell This Version
6167 677 The Runaways - American Nights album art The Runaways American Nights(7", Single) Mercury 6167 677 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
CHERRY 8 The Runaways - Right Now / Black Leather album art The Runaways Right Now / Black Leather (Single) Cherry Red CHERRY 8 UK 1979 Sell This Version
6837 524 The Runaways - Mama Weer All Crazee Now album art The Runaways Mama Weer All Crazee Now (Single) Overseas Records 6837 524 France 1978 Sell This Version
none The Runaways - Shakti / Cherry Bomb album art Monsoon / The Runaways Monsoon / The Runaways - Shakti / Cherry Bomb(Acetate, 7") Yusen none Japan Unknown Sell This Version