The positives are a great girl rock band belting out the songs as only they can. Been a fan since 1976 and most of us have had this on Bootleg, in one format or another, for years but it's nice to have it officially released i guess. There is also a Cleveland gig from 1977 recorded at the same venue (The Agora Ballroom) in great sound quality, presumably recorded by a radio station. Let's hope that also gets an official release soon.
The negatives are, as most reviewers have stated, that this concert is from 1976 NOT 1979. God, how could they get that wrong!!! As far as i'm aware The Runaways last tour was in 1978 anyway!! And the other grumble is of course the band line-up on the cover is totally the wrong one for this gig. This concert is the "classic" 5 girl Runaway line-up of Cherie, Lita, Joan, Sandy and Jackie. It just beggars belief how these people can get simple facts like these wrong when releasing discs!!!
Have to add though that "The Runaways Live In Japan" is a better option if you're only after one Runaways Live CD....Although even that could be released in an extended format surely. Other songs were recorded on that Tour but not included on the vinyl release, so let's have em put out on CD to make a more comprehensive Runaways gig!!!