Runaways - Live in Japan 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

  The Runaways were an all-female teenage American rock band that recorded and performed in the second half of the 1970s. Live in Japan is a 1977 live album from The Runaways. The album "Live in Japan" was originally released only in Japan, and some other regions including; Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands. It was not intended for release in the United States or the United Kingdom. This album includes the 12" insert with details on The Runaways and a Photo


High Resolution #1 Photo RUNAWAYS Live in Japan Netherlands

Description / Collector's info: 

This is the Netherlands release of the album "Runaways - Live in Japan" is a live recording of a concert by the American all-female rock band The Runaways, which took place on 25 June 25 at the Tokyo Koseinenkin Hall in Japan.

The sound quality of the recording is generally good, with the vocals and instruments coming through clearly, although there are some moments where the recording sounds a bit muffled or distorted.

The band's energy and enthusiasm are evident throughout the album, with lead singer Cherie Currie's powerful vocals and the driving guitar riffs of Joan Jett and Lita Ford creating an electrifying atmosphere.

Gatefold (FOC) album cover design. This album includes the 12" insert with details on The Runaways and a Photo  

Music Genre:

70s Female all-girl Hard-Rock 

Album  Production information:

Produced by Kent J. Smyth, Kim Fowley and the Runaways
Recorded at Tokyo Koseinenkin Keiken and Shibuyo Kokaido 5, 6 and 12 June 1977
Photography Akiyoshi Miyashito, Weekly Heibon, Eilchiro Sakata-Apache

Record Label Information:

Mercury 6338 833 (6338833)

Media Format:

12" LP  

Year and Country:

1977 Made in Holland

Album cover photos of : Runaways - Live in Japan

High Resolution #1 Photo RUNAWAYS Live in Japan Netherlands  
Photo of Album's FOC Cover which (when opened) can be used as a poster  
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Photo of Album's Inner Cover  
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Photo of Album's Inner Cover  
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Close-up Photo of Record Label 
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 Note: The photos on this page are of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Band Members and Musicians on: Runaways - Live in Japan

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Sandy West - Drums and Vocals
  • Jackie Fox - Bass and Vocals
  • Cherrie Currie - Vocals and Piano
  • Lita Ford - Lead Guitar
  • Joan Jett - Rhythm Guitars and vocals

Track Listing of: Runaways - Live in Japan


The Song/tracks on "Runaways - Live in Japan" are:

    Side One:
  1. Queens of Noise
  2. California Paradise
  3. All right you guys
  4. Wild Thing
  5. Gettin' Hot
  6. Rock-n-roll
    Side Two:
  1. You Drive Me Wild
  2. Neon Angels on the road to ruin
  3. I wanna be where the boys are
  4. Cherry Bomb
  5. Americas Nights
  6. C'mon

Queens of Noise: The Runaways' Definitive Discography of High-Energy Rock and Roll Rebellion

The Runaways Band Information:

The Runaways were an all-female rock band that emerged in the 1970s and had a significant impact on the music industry. The band consisted of members Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Cherie Currie, Jackie Fox, and Sandy West. They formed in Los Angeles in 1975 and gained popularity with their high-energy performances and rebellious attitude.

At the time of their formation, the idea of an all-female rock band was unheard of. The music industry was dominated by male musicians and it was difficult for female artists to break through. However, the Runaways were determined to make their mark on the industry and they did just that. They were unique not only because they were an all-female band, but also because of their style and sound. They were heavily influenced by punk rock, but they also incorporated elements of hard rock, glam rock, and heavy metal.

One of the most iconic members of the Runaways was Joan Jett. She was the lead guitarist and vocalist and was known for her tough image and powerful voice. She later went on to have a successful solo career and became a feminist icon. Lita Ford was another standout member of the band, known for her incredible guitar skills and her contributions to the songwriting process. Cherie Currie was the lead vocalist and had a unique and powerful voice that helped to define the band's sound.

The Runaways' music was often controversial and they faced criticism for their provocative lyrics and image. They were often seen as a threat to traditional gender roles and were accused of promoting promiscuity and rebellion. Despite this, they continued to gain popularity and released several successful albums, including their debut self-titled album in 1976, and the hit single "Cherry Bomb".

In addition to their music, the Runaways also had a significant impact on female representation in the music industry. They paved the way for other all-female bands, such as The Bangles and The Go-Go's, and helped to break down barriers for female musicians. They proved that women could be just as talented and successful as their male counterparts, and that they deserved a place in the music industry.

Unfortunately, the Runaways were not without their struggles. The band faced internal conflict and members came and went over the years. They also struggled with addiction and financial difficulties. Despite these challenges, the Runaways continued to tour and perform, and their legacy lives on today.