KTRU Tuesdays: The Runaways

In February 1977 for “Backstage Interview,” Bruce Kessler interviewed Joan Jett and Sandy West of The Runaways. Jett and West discuss how the band formed, early gigs, their musical training, press coverage, gaining more female fans, and their punk persona.

One note, this audio file has some major sound issues. We have tried our best to decrease some unnecessary sounds (a hand rubbing on the microphone) and increase the sound of Sandy West’s voice. A big thank you to Scott Carlson for tweaking the recording.

Image courtesy of Bruce Kessler

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