Joan Jett, whose real name is Joan Larkin, is an American songwriter who began her artistic career with the all-female group "The Runaways". Group which will experience its heyday in the mid-1970s and which will produce no less than 5 albums between 1975 and 1979.
After the band split up, the singer recorded 3 solo tracks including a certain "I love Rock'n'Roll", a cover of a song by the Arrows.
Then released a first eponymous album in 1980 but the latter was refused by 23 Labels ! And ends up being produced under an independent label. The singer took the opportunity to join some friends and thus created Joan Jett and The Blackhearts.
In 1982, the album was released under the new name of "I love Rock'n'Roll". Album from which will be extracted the enormous single of the same name, single which will be a real worldwide hit. Album which will also produce the title "Crimson and clover" which will also carry out a very good course in the Charts.
Other albums will be released later, but without being able to produce with this particularly successful opus.
The group enjoyed a last notorious success in 1988 with the title "I hate myself for loving you", single from the album "Up your alley".
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Bad reputation 1981
I love rock ‘n’ roll 1982
Crimson and clover 1982
Do you wanna touch me 1982
Fake friends 1983
The French song 1983
Cherry bomb 1984
Good music 1986
I hate myself for loving you 1988
Little liar 1988
Dirty deeds 1990
Love hurts 1990
Don't surrender 1991
1981 ... after a few unsuccessful attempts, the time for recognition and first notable success has finally come. Well, for now, it is limited to the United States but it is already that !
1982 ... then comes THIS title. A title that came out of nowhere and that will literally ignite the whole world. And above all the Dancefloor on the planet. The notoriety of the tigress literally explodes. Masterfully MAS-TER-FUL !
1982 ... a sequel which cannot compete but which nevertheless offers the group its second global success. And always on a 1000 % rock basis. Hat's Off !
1982 ... the pass of 3 ! The band is literally walking on water and the hits follow one another at breathtaking speed. Will they keep up, that's something else ...
1983 ... the years that follow one another are not necessarily alike. After an exceptional year 1982 in all respects, 1983 will prove to be a bit disappointing ...
1983 ... well, what is certain is that great energy is always in order and that the sound of the group does not vary by an Iota. Sometimes it produces hits. Sometimes simple little hits ...
1984 ... a very average Cru. The group does not manage to find the exceptional dynamics of the year 1982 and struggles to produce titles of big caliber
1986 ... after an empty year 1985, we find the group in great shape in this new year. And who says great form, says return of success, as if by chance ...
1988 ... 1987 will also remain very average. On the other hand, the next one, will prove to be much more up to the task. The group signs here its last planetary hit of very big caliber. Like what, they still had some under the pedal !
1988 ... ah, finally a foray into the Intimist. It was damn missing from the board. Well, it's the Intimist 100,000 volts version but we will largely be satisfied with it !
1990 ... the group will have held until the crossing of decades. A great achievement after 10 years of a particularly successful career. A career that will nevertheless have produced one of the most beautiful gems in the musical history of the 80s, just that !
1990 ... most even years will have been particularly successful for the group. A new proof with this new Intimist title of high class
1991 ... come on, a little last for the road. A story that will be declined in rock mode from beginning to end. As the Americans know so well !
1991 ... come on, it's not quite over. Even if the group will only be figuring in the years to come, what it will continue to produce is not without interest, it's clear ...
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