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Queens of Noise


Download links and information about Queens of Noise by The Runaways. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 37:06 minutes.

Artist: The Runaways
Release date: 1976
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Tracks: 10
Duration: 37:06
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No. Title Length
1. Queens of Noise 3:28
2. Take It Or Leave It 3:26
3. Midnight Music 2:52
4. Born to Be Bad 4:31
5. Neon Angels On the Road to Ruin 3:28
6. I Love Playin' With Fire 3:21
7. California Paradise 2:54
8. Hollywood 2:57
9. Heart Beat 2:51
10. Johnny Guitar 7:18



Pound for pound, Queens of Noise is more consistently fierce than the band’s debut. The influence of punk is stronger here, spurred on by Joan Jett. The guitar sounds are positively feral, and songs like “I Love Playin’ With Fire” barrel down the listen with relentless, gleeful anger. The ferocious “Neon Angels On the Road To Ruin” might be Curie’s finest performance as a vocalist, while “California Paradise” and “Hollywood” are gloriously malevolent tributes to the band’s home turf. Even as the group perfected its patented form of garage rock, producer Kim Fowley had them trying out new sounds. The power ballads “Midnight Music” and “Heart Beat” are unacknowledged precursors to the hair metal sound that would come to dominate Los Angeles in the ‘80s. But the real left-of-center gem is “Born to Be Bad,” a twisted, intoxicated blues workout heated by Curie’s spoken interlude and Lita Ford’s guitar work, a exhibit of electricity that crossbreeds Ron Asheton and Ace Frehley. Written in the moments just before the original lineup dissolved, the title track (written by the Quick’s Billy Bizeau) now appears to summarize everything for which the early Runaways stood.