Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Here's a blast from the past

The Runaways performing "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" (don't ask me why they spelled it that way). This band was the band that launched Joan Jett and Lita Ford. Also in the band were

Sandy West (deceased)drummer

Micki Steele, later played bass for the Bangles.

Peggy Foster, she has played bass on some of Steve Vai's albums

Cherie Currie later starred films including Foxes with Jodie Foster(remember that 70's blockbuster?), Parasite with Demi Moore, Wavelength with Robert Carradine, This is Spinal Tap, Twilight Zone-The Movie, Rosebud Beach Hotel, Rich Girl and others, as well as numerous guest spots on series television (Matlock and Murder She Wrote among others).I found this to be odd; Currie is currently a chainsaw carving artist and recently opened her own Chainsaw Art Gallery in Chatsworth, California. She won awards in various art competitions.

Jackie Fox

Vicki Blue moved on to tv/film production

Laurie McAllister she joined just before the band disbanded and never actually played on any albums (a could have been?)

"Mama Weer All Crazee Now" was originally recorded by the British Glam rock band Slade on their album Slayed?. It was the band's third number-one single in the United Kingdom, spending three weeks at the top in September 1972. The single fared less well in the USA, where it peaked at #76.

The song has also been covered by The Arrows, Mama's Boys, √Āngeles del Infierno, Quiet Riot (who also covered Slade's Cum On Feel the Noize), James Last, and London (Nikki Sixx's pre-Motley Crue band.

There I just thought this was interesting.


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