Monday, October 30, 2006

No Longer Waitin' For The Night

We interrupt this deadspace with our tuppenneth worth on the sad passing of Sandy West last week, victim to lung cancer at the cruelly young age of 47. In the late '70s there was a poster of The Runaways draped over a motorbike on one side of Dead Kenny's bed and one of Debbie Harry wrapped in a sheet on the other, so Sandy played at least 20% of a part in pulling your correspondent through adolescence, aside from providing the pulsing heartbeat and powerful drumming to Kim Fowley's ill-conceived but brilliantly realised vanity project.

Related link: If you want to find out more about The Runaways, this documentary by former bassist Vicki Blue, which explores the band's troubled and troubling relationship with controversial svengali Fowley, should prove a decent place to start.


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