Flashback Friday: “I Hate Myself for Loving You”

I waxed poetic about Joan Jett before when I wrote my Poster Pick review of The Runaways. As I mentioned there, I knew the Blackhearts version of Jett well before I knew she was a Runaway. In fact, it was during her Blackhearts fame that I first fell in love with her. Seriously, though, how can you not love that voice? Or that hair? Or all that leather?

Discovering Jett was a turning point in my adolescence for many reasons, least of which was my realization that I craved music that was heavy on guitar. And hairspray. Jett and her Blackhearts were in many ways the gateway band that led me ever deeper into the tangles of Hair Metal Nirvana…an ironic statement if you consider that Nirvana was what would inevitably ring the death knell of Hair Metal’s Reign.

Ha.

There’s another reason why I’m posting Jett here as this week’s Flashback Friday entry. But I guess you’re just going to have to wait for that reason. Don’t worry though, denizens. I’ll take your heart, but I promise I won’t take your pride away…

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