Joan Jett is a legend. Arguably perhaps the woman who has had the greatest influence on the rock music scene in the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st century. Her music is more or less everything that can be wished for in terms of foot-tapping, earthy, pulsating, tingling, exciting rock'n'roll fare and has been an immense inspiration to many other artists, and still leads the field in this genre. Her male counterparts, in the influence stakes would in my opinion be The Ramones.
"Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth", is her fourth studio album originally released in 1984, and reissued in 1998 with seven bonus tracks, and she was involved in composing 13 of the tracks. One of the tracks "I Love You Love Me Love", is a great version of Gary Glitter's big hit number before he became an international pariah.
"Cherry Bomb" is given, perhaps a little too much of an outing with three different interpretations, two of which have 'in-cuts' of what sounds like a five-dime Coney Island shooting gallery, presumably to give credence to the 'bomb' in the title? Joan once again demonstrates her versatility by showing that she is not just a 'belter out' of fast rock but can deliver excellent ballads, with sensitivity and emotion, and yes of course, underpinned with rock, with "Hold Me", "Love Like Mine", and "I Got No Answers".
There's also a good rockabilly version of "Hide And Seek", and an earthy version of The Belmont's hit "I Need Someone", but I wasn't completely sold on her take of The Everly Brothers 1958 mega-hit "Bird Dog". However the pick of a very good bunch were "Frustrated" with some marvellous Jett guitar playing, and "Talkin' Bout My Baby", delivered in a 'prancin-screamin' style....that's my girl!
Everything you have come to expect from this talented lady and you will not feel you have 'misspent' your money.