Young and Fast – The Runaways – 1985


Album Young and Fast by The Runaways
Album Young and Fast by The Runaways

Young and Fast – The Runaways is the debut album of the American rock band The Runaways, released in 1976. The album features the hit single “Cherry Bomb”, which became a signature song for the group and a classic of the punk rock genre. The album also showcases the band’s raw and energetic sound, influenced by hard rock, glam rock and proto-punk bands such as The Stooges, The New York Dolls and Led Zeppelin. The album was produced by Kim Fowley, who also co-wrote most of the songs with the band members. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s attitude and charisma, but criticized their lack of musical sophistication and originality. The album was a commercial success, reaching number 194 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over one million copies worldwide. The album is considered one of the most influential albums in the history of women in rock music, as it inspired many female musicians to form their own bands and express their own identity and sexuality through music.

Young and Fast is an unnecessary rehash of old material. It is not essential listening for fans of the Runaways.

The personnel of the album Young and Fast by The Runaways, released in 1985, are as follows:

  • Producer: Kim Fowley
  • Vocals: Catherine Di Amber, Denise Pryor, Gale Welch, Missy Bonilla, Sheri Ward
  • Musician: Craig Stull, Glen Jo Witt
  • Engineer, Mixing: Glyn Tucker
  • Art Direction: Dee Westlund

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