Cherry Red Records
| September 1978|
Punk rock, Glam rock
| Rusk Sound Studios, Hollywood, California|
Flaming Schoolgirls (1980)
The Runaways albums, Punk rock albums
Joan Jett - rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals
Lita Ford - lead guitar, all bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on "I'm a Million"
Sandy West - drums, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Right Now"
Vicki Blue - bass, backing vocals (only credited, did not perform on the record)
John Alcock - producer
Will Reid Dick - engineer
A. Wally - assistant engineer
Ken Perry - mastering at Capitol Studios
David Larkham - sleeve design and direction
Barry Levine - photography
And Now... The Runaways is the fourth and final studio album by American rock band The Runaways, released in Europe in late 1978 and Japan in 1979. This was The Runaways last album before disbanding. The album was issued by Cherry Red Records in the UK and released in the United States on Polydor Records. In 1981 Rhino Records re-issued it as a picture disc under the title Little Lost Girls, with a different cover photo and a different sequence of the songs.
At the beginning of the recording sessions, Vicki Blue left the band and the bass lines on the tracks are actually played by Lita Ford. During the tumultuous recording of the album, manager Toby B. Mamis observed producer John Alcock's attempts to ultimately phase Joan Jett out of the proceedings, hence Sandy West and Lita Ford's individual solo spots (Sandy's with "Right Now", which she wrote and sang lead on, and Lita's "I'm a Million", featuring Ford's very first lead vocal on record). Joan later quipped, "I had a funny feeling I was about to get fired from a band that I helped create." Duane Hitchings is thanked in the credits for his work on keyboards.
"Black Leather" is a song originally written by ex-Sex Pistols members Steve Jones and Paul Cook for their former band.
Soon after hiring new bassist Laurie McAllister, Jett and Ford jointly dissolved the Runaways, citing musical differences within the group. Ford and West then attempted to start a new, harder band with Alcock producing, but nothing became of these sessions.
1Saturday Night Special3:42And Now... The Runaways Wikipedia
2Eight Days a Week3:33
3Mama Weer All Crazee Now3:25