Album: The Runaways
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There are a lot of contradictory messages inherent in the self-titled 1976 debut album by The Runaways. On one hand, they were a teenage all-girl band who wrote or co-wrote nearly all of the songs on the album. And, not only that, with the exception of bassist Jackie Fox (whose parts were played by Blondie’s Nigel Harrison), they all played on it as well.
On the other hand, it was their manager, the ever-dubious Kim Fowley, who made the decision about Fox not playing on the album, and probably also made the decision to list each of their ages on back cover on the album, which might have been so you could marvel at the fact that the hard rocking music inside was made by teenage girls, or for more prurient reasons, as the image the Runaways seemed to be going for was somewhere between tough chick and cheesecake.