[Read] ➮ Joan Jett By Todd Oldham – Peakpopa.info

Joan Jett Rock And Roll Goddess Joan Jett Holds A Beloved Place In The World Of Music She Started Her First Band, The Runaways, At Age Fifteen And Has Blazed A Trail That Has Inspired And Thrilled Her Fans To This Day AMMO Books Is Proud To Release This Authorized, Loving Tribute Conceived And Authored By Designer Todd Oldham The Book Chronicles All Aspects Of Her Career And Passions Through Images From Forming The Runaways, To Her Years Of Touring With Her Band, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts JOAN JETT Features Many Never Before Seen Photos, Ephemera, And Excerpts From Thirty Years Worth Of Interviews, Carefully Curated With Joan Herself, Covering The Multi Decade Career Of A Real Rock And Roll Icon A Thoughtful Introduction Written By Renown Indie Rocker And Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna Brings Context To This Exciting TitleJoan Jett Is A Revered Songwriter, Musician, And American Icon In Keeping With Her Pioneering Spirit, She Went On To Be The First Woman To Start Her Own Independent Rock Label, Blackheart Records Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Greatest Hits Compilation Released In March , And The Film Based On The Runaways Starring Dakota Fanning, And Kristen Stewart As Joan Jett, Released On March , Now Available In This Popularly Priced, Flexi Cover Edition I can t get enough of this book about the greatest female rocker out there bar none I can still remember seeing the video for Jett s cover of Crimson and Clover as a sexually confused preteen What a life changer And there s my idol on every page completely herself, in every striking photograph and the scribbled reminiscence I m amazed and grateful that she made it There s something so lovely about the fact that this book was conceived as a loving tribute from a gay icon Todd Oldham to a lesbian icon Jett Rock on, brothers and sisters We know she loves rock n roll, but this beautiful book a combination photography collection and overview of Joan s life in her own words, tells us a lot about the woman behind the myth Admittedly it s not hugely wordy but the impression we get is that she d rather be on stage rocking out than talking about her own life unlike many musicians we could name If you re a Runaways or Blackhearts fan, this is insdispensable even if you re just someone interested in iconic female musicians, it s worth getting hold of Put another dime in the jukebox, Joanie. Who knew that Joan Jett was such an awesome human being Her personal stories about how she became a musician and formed the Runaways are very interesting because they are piece of rock and roll history and she is filled with wisdom, power, and energy as she retells them Joan tells of her personal experience of producing and networking with other bands and how nobody would sign her because the rock world didn t have a place for one of the pioneer s of women s rock so her and her producer manager started their own record label and sold records out of the back of their car trunk after each concert Joan shares her insight on making it in the music industry and the magic and the sensuality of performing rock and roll especially in front of a live audience I recommend this book to anyone who has a dream of being a musician especially if you are female or being recognized in the creative arts This book offers an intimate portrait of Joan and the captivating photography captures a side of Joan Jett that many of us have rarely seen I now have a new appreciate for Joan Jett, the Rock Goddess. Joan Jett the book is kind of an odd one in both construction as well as how it s written First off, the book is slightly larger than your standard book not quite a coffee table book either and that has to do with getting the most out of the pages when it comes to full color photos of Joan This is in fact the biggest selling point of the book A ton of images that I ve never seen before Not sure if what is inside the book was readily available online, but it was cool to see photos from before she was in the Runaways, during and after With the size of the book dedicated primarily to images, that left plenty of real estate for the written word But these particular pages were never utilized for a massive amount of text Matter of fact, it became of a design element where a paragraph or two is strategically placed on the page.One thing about what we get to read is that it s stream of conscious as it s told by Jett herself Since the topic at hand tended to jump around a lot which is what we all do in real life , it can come off a bit haphazard in print So, she will talk about one specific thing and then go completely somewhere else that isn t even related to what she was just talking about The way this read, it reminded me a lot of Slash s book One last thing that felt kind of strange or maybe this too was by design given how the book is different from a lot of others was that the Foreward was in fact at the very end Wouldn t that make it Backwards Technically it could be an Afterward , but it doesn t read like one If you re a Joan Jett fan, this is definitely a book you will want to check out Worth a Rent from the Library But if you re looking for something along the lines of a traditional Rock Bio, you will be somewhat disappointed as it does gloss over a lot of her life and career This is of a laundry list of her accomplishments rather than getting into the nuts and bolts of what makes Joan Jett tick 4 Stars out of 5You can find of my Book, DVD, TV and Movie reviews at my Forum Penny Can at free to stop by and contribute your 2 cents. If I must come back as a human, let me be Joan Jett. More like a coffee table book than an actual biography Lots of photos, which is great but photos alone does not make for a real biography A bit sad the one of her in her apartment hanging out with Billy Idol and Pleasant Gehman wasn t included It is a stretch to say Todd Oldman wrote this book He compiled some Joan Jett interviews from over the years and also interviewed her and then put them all together in chronological order I could have done that You could have done that Still, there are some interesting bits about the struggles Joan went through during her career This book made me want to read an actual biography about Joan This is a good accompaniment to a a biography of Joan, but not really a biography in it s own right Three stars for all the awesome photos. This is an excellent book if you re a fan of Joan Jett The 20 first person essays by Jett were assembled by Todd Oldham from decades of printed interviews as well as his own contemporary interviews Oldham did a great job in organizing them by loose topics while perserving Jett s voice.The essays are also organized in roughly chronological order, giving fans firsthand insight into Jett s career, challenges, attitudes, and philosophies from the Runaways through 2010 Of course, the meat of the book is the hundreds of photographs spanning Jett s career, carefully presented to illustrate the essays.If you re not fan, there s not much here for you But if you are a fan, this book is close to everything you want. Lots of great pictures here and interesting commentary from Joan, her producer, and Kathleen Hanna There are even some childhood photos included it s pretty weird to see Joan before she had black hair and a leather jacket The book is very well put together and artful, lending it the same feel of integrity that all of Joan s projects have Having recently seen the Runaways biopic, I found this book to be a good companion for that It sort of fills in the gap that I saw as a flaw in that movie, which was too much Cherie and not enough Joan Am I the only one wishing that movies of this type would forget the fragile blonde girl and focus on the tougher, interesting dark haired girl instead For starters, someone needs to go remake Grease as The Betty Rizzo Story Nothing against Olivia Newton John I do have much love for her but Stockard Channing s character is much complex, interesting, and, in my opinion, smokin hot Similarly, Joan Jett went on to blaze trails for women in rock, yet the movie s main focus is Cherie Currie, who or less falls off the map Admittedly, the movie was originally based on Currie s autobiography, but still, it s called The Runaways, not The Cherie Currie Story It seems logical that the movie s main focus would have been the member that went on to the greatest success So here s hoping that this book will inspire enough interest in Joan Jett s career that there will one day be a Runaways 2 The Joan Jett Story. I have to admit I have always had a crush on Joan Jett Ever since I first saw her video for I Love Rock n Roll, there was something very appealing about a woman good looking, no doubt with a guitar strapped low, rocking out I am only about 1 3 of the way through this book and have already given it 5 stars there isn t a great deal of text but the photosman, the photos are fantastic From the early days of the Runaways up to the present, it is like a photo journal of her life And I can dig that


About the Author: Todd Oldham

Jacky Todd Oldham is an American fashion designer originally from Corpus Christi, Texas He hosted a segment called Todd Time on MTV s House of Style in the 1990s He produced a clothing line associated with the Warner Brothers Batman Forever. Oldham designs furniture and home accessories for the La Z Boy Furniture company and was named creative director for Old Navy effective Oct 1, 2007.Oldha


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