The Runaways: Wasted. (Shades :: Shades 032)
Recorded Live at The Palladium , New York , USA - January 7, 1978.
Excellent Soundboard Recording :: Japanese CD-R :: MP3 CBR 320 kbps & FLAC.
04. Queens Of Noise
05. You're Too Possessive
06. Wild Thing
07. You Drive Me Wild
08. Wait For Me
09. I Wanna Be Where The Boys Are
10. I Love Playin' With Fire
11. School Days
12. American Nights
Files: 14.:: Size: 114,13 MB (mp3)| 180,99 MB (flac).
Total Time: 00:49:52 hour/s.
Notes: The band played at the Palladium (nee the Academy of Music), a much larger venue, opening for the Ramones on January 7, 1978. [The Runaways, Palladium, 1978] Our seats were pretty far back, and the gig was great for a theater show, One of things I remember the most about this concert was an incident involving the intermission. As the lights went down after the Runaways finished their set and we waited for the Ramones, suddenly the intermission music started, which was the opening chords of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The audience became suddenly very tensely quiet, waiting… When it became clear it was really Beethoven’s Fifth, and not the dreadful Walter Murphy travesty, "A Fifth of Beethoven," the audience gave a huge sigh of relief and the conversations started once again. We were punks, but we were not ignorant masochists. (info taken from ffanzeen.blogspot.com)
Exactly one week after this show was performed at New York's Palladium theater by America's all-female punk band, the Runaways, the Sex Pistols performed their final show before disbanding at Winterland in San Francisco. It was somehow appropriate that both the key male and female punk bands were breaking down at the same time, because in just over a year, the Runaways would be history, too. This performance, although pretty rockin', shows a band that was in the early stages of falling apart. The initial major-label line up which included singer Cherrie Curie, bassist Jackie Fox, drummer Sandy West, and guitarists Joan Jett and Lita Ford, had now been stripped down to a quartet of West, Jett (now on lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Ford, and new bassist Vicki Blue. The group had also recently broken ties with longtime manager/producer Kim Fowley (a bizarre music industry veteran and hype-master, who helped launch the LA punk scene with friend/DJ Rodney Bingenheimer), as well as its record label, Mercury. (info taken from concertvault.com).