I forget how many years ago it was when I first bought Bad Reputation from Joan Jett on vinyl. She smoked back then, she smoked when I saw her a few years ago at Dodge Theatre as part of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” tour and most important, she still smokes today. Friday July 6th was a killer show at Talking Stick, a great venue for a show.
I knew it was going to be an amazing evening when Joan Jett and the Blackhearts led off with “Bad Reputation”, followed it up with “Cherry Bomb” from The Runaways then delivered “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)”. She played for well over an hour and absolutely destroyed. Unbelievable show my friends.
Here are two videos of my favorite Joan Jett song, the title track from that first album. Old school and more recent, both rock. You’re welcome.