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 The Runaways The Runaways (Album) Mercury MCR 4 1-1090 US 1976 Sell This Version
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RL 26-76 The Runaways / Red Tape — The Runaways 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
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6338 780 Queens Of Noise — The Runaways The Runaways Queens Of Noise (Album) Mercury 6338 780 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
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7142 591, 7142.591 Waitin' For The Night — The Runaways The Runaways Waitin' For The Night (Album) Mercury 7142 591, 7142.591 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
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RJ-7249 Live In Japan = ライブ! ザ・ランナウェイズ・イン・ジャパン — The Runaways 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
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7158 020 And Now... The Runaways — The Runaways The Runaways And Now... The Runaways (Album) Mercury 7158 020 France 1978 Sell This Version
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FM 1004 LP Born To Be Bad — The Runaways The Runaways Born To Be Bad (Album) Marilyn FM 1004 LP France 1991 Sell This Version
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none Live At The Agora 1976 — The Runaways The Runaways Live At The Agora 1976(CD) Blackheart Records Group, Inc. none US Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

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