Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Secrets and lies

It's understandably hard work - particularly in view of The Runaways' trademark bubblegum pop-rock - but this article, in which bassist Jackie Fuchs reveals she was raped as a 16-year-old by their manager Kim Fowley, is essential reading, both as a tale of personal anguish and as a portrait of the rampant sexism, misogyny and violence of the 1970s music scene. Those who witnessed the incident - including Joan Jett - have got some explaining to do.

(Thanks to Jenny for the link.)

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