Happy Birthday, Joan Jett! Check Out Her 10 Essential Albums

09/22/2016

Happy Birthday, Joan Jett! Check Out Her 10 Essential Albums

 

Several years ago, our writer Joe Lund asked Joan Jett to name 10 albums that, for her, are essential. Her list might read slightly differently today, but we’re betting she still counts these classics among her favorites.

 

1) The Rolling Stones:  Let It Bleed
“Pure organic sound, and attitude with great hooks.”

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2) Sex Pistols:  Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols
“The greatest punk recording ever.”

 

3) David Bowie:  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
“I never get tired of this record.”

 

4) The Replacements:  Any album
“Songwriting for the ages. Never slick, always soulful.”

 

5) The Ramones:  Ramones

“America’s greatest punk rock band. I miss Joey so much.”

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6) T. Rex:  Electric Warrior

“What a beat!”

 

7) Devo:  Are We Not Men? We Are Devo

“Manic punk pop.”

 

8) Lungfish: Talking Songs for Walking

“Great lyrics, great tattoos.”

 

9) Social Distortion:  Social Distortion

“Country music for punks.”

 

10) David Bowie:  Diamond Dogs

“Theatrical rock and roll, head and shoulders above the rest. Bowie was always stretching the boundaries.”

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