Saturday, January 05, 2008

Saturday Night Glam Blogging...

Here's The Arrows at the tail end of the glam era with their 1975 single I Love Rock and Roll, which ex-Runaway Joan Jett turned into a #1 stateside hit a few years later in 1982. Joan was smart enough to tap into the virtually inexhaustible catalog of Brit glam tunes that were A-1 on the jukebox in the UK and virtually unknown in the States.

3 comments:

return of the plumber said...

It's amazing how much Joan Jett duplicated the Arrow's arrangement. And it was a smart move to do it.

steve simels said...

I knew Jett's version was a cover, but I'd never heard the original until now. Remarkable.

Great call, KC.

Rinjo Njori said...

She still is doing this also-- She covered Sweet's "AC/DC" for Sinner