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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Cherry Bomb (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 18th, 2014


A. Front

“Cherry Bomb” is a 1976 punk-influenced hard rock song originally recorded by the all-girl band The Runaways off of their self-titled debut album. “Cherry Bomb” was also ranked 52nd on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. Singer/guitarist Joan Jett composed the song with the band’s then-manager, Kim Fowley, and would later go on to re-record it with her band The Blackhearts for the 1984 album Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth.

Only released in the US The Joan Jett & The Blachearts version of “Cherry Bomb” debuted on the US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play chart on February 23, 1985 and spent three weeks on the survey peaking at #55. The 12″ single was issued as a white label promo pressed on cherry red colored vinyl.

Cherry Bomb (12″ Version) 4:00

Bombs Away (Dub Version) 2:40

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Cherry Bomb U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #55


Label: MCA Records ‎– L33-1226
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo, Red Transparent Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Rock
Style: Hard Rock

Engineer – Mark Berry, Mark Richardson
Mixed By – Mark Berry
Producer – Ken Laguna*, Thom Panunzio

Promotional Only Not For Sale
From the MCA LP, “Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth”

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B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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15 Responses to “Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Cherry Bomb (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Hot Dang Paul!!! This really is a treat for me! I love this song and this version by Joan Jett, however, I’m psyched about the Dub Version “Bombs Away” more. I never knew this version ever existed. I love Mark Berry, who did great things with Alisha, I believe. Always a thrill getting an e-mail from you Paul with a new 12-inch added!! You are beyond MARVELOUS!!! Will be cranking this one up tonight!!

    Ch-Ch-Ch- Cheers!!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Jeff I love this song too it’s so hot!


  2. Sasa Says:

    When you let a group of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll???


  3. Guss Says:

    Maravilloso!!! Thank you Paul!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss :0


  4. Jermajesty Says:

    Never knew she did her own version. 😀


    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s a fun one Jermajesty 🙂


    Jermajesty Reply:

    Kinda reminds me of how Billy Idol re-recorded Dancing With Myself when he went solo – putting an 80s gloss (which sounds somewhat amusing now) over what was a pretty raw song. 😀

    BTW, it might just be my player but there didn’t seem to be any ID3 tags in the MP3 or 16Bit FLAC files? (just saying, not moaning :))


  5. Mike C. Says:

    Thank you. I recently watched the video to DO YOU WANNA TOUCH, and was surprised that Joan was in a VERY skimpy 2-piece. I don’t remember that at all, and was shocked that she did it (probably pressure from the label).


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Probably Mike C. the labels want to sell records.


    DanaDotCom Reply:

    I’ve seen Jett live at least 8 times (that I can recall) and she played most of those shows in a skimpy top…leather halter, black bikini top, torn up t-shirt, leather vest. She never gave a bad show, either. Whether she was in a dive or at a big outside venue she always killed it.


  6. Stefano Says:

    Interesting track! I believe don’t know this song. So yet another discovery for me on this excellent blog.


  7. Jennifer Says:

    What an awesome treat to see some Joan Jett! I love her music and am totally loving this single! Thanks, Paul!


  8. partytimeboy Says:

    Wow! never knew there’s a 12″ version of this song, and that’s there’s a Joan Jett re-make either, You’ve really make my day. Once again for sharing your music gems and your precious time with us!!!!


  9. ex15 Says:

    No tags on the FLAC download, Paul..

    Thanks as always for the rip.


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