Bad Reputation (Bonus Tracks)
Released: Jun 1981
Joan Jett, a pre-punk stalwart from the Runaways, got key members of the Ramones, Blondie and the Sex Pistols to join her on her 1981 solo debut. Jett's signature style is all here -- a mix of glam-era glitter drum and guitar riff stomp, N.Y.C. retro garage rock and driving punk. The title track and her cover of Gary Glitter's "Do You Wanna Touch Me" got more FM radio play than expected; making her record company put some real support behind her next release. Two decades later, "Bad Reputation" was used as the theme song to the TV cult classic Freaks & Geeks. This remastered edition is loaded with bonus cuts.