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By Cherie Currie, Tony O'Neill

During this candid autobiography, Cherie Currie—the unique lead singer of ‘70s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways—powerfully recounts her years within the band, her friendship with guitarist Joan Jett, and her fight with medications. An extreme, behind-the-scenes examine rock song within the gritty, post-glam period, Neon Angel is a must-read for a person whose center beats to the rhythm of David Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Nick Gilder, and the intercourse Pistols, and for each fan of the motion picture it encouraged: The Runaways, starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart as Cherie Currie and Joan Jett.

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I couldn’t button the jumpsuit the entire means up, so I left it low-cut. I grew to become again to front. I needed to admit my physique appeared stable. It was once my drained, haggard face that didn’t healthy the image. “Girls? ” Grandma was once calling from the kitchen, pulling me out of my options. “What is it, Grandma? ” “Are any of you hungry? There’s a few franks and sauerkraut out the following if you’re . we've lots . . . Any takers? ” once I heard this, the illness hit me. I grew to become chilly, like a bucket of ice water were dumped over my head. My belly became, and that i felt the bile emerging in my throat. “Oh shit! ” I ran over to the mattress and lay on it with my eyes closed tight, taking deep breaths. Slowly, i began to get the nausea below keep an eye on. “Hey . . . Cherie. You ok? ” Marie requested. All i'll do was once lie there and shake my head. Any unexpected circulate, any conversing, and that i knew i used to be going to puke. I felt my mouth filling with saliva and my guts fluttering unsteadily. Marie came to visit and knelt subsequent to me. “You’re as white as a sheet,” she whispered. I simply stored respiring. After a number of moments I controlled to croak, “I can’t exit this night. I’m too unwell. Sorry. ” “Shhh. ” Marie lightly put a hand on my clammy brow. “It’s ok. I’ll grasp again right here with you. It’s cool. ” listening to this, Vickie grabbed her handbag. “You’re now not popping out both? ” “No. i believe I’d greater remain domestic, too. Cherie’s feeing fairly crappy. You pass on. It’s cool . . . ” With an exasperated sigh, Vickie stated her good-byes. I controlled to groan at her as she left. while the nausea handed, I bought replaced back and controlled to make it to the lounge. Grandma, Dad, Aunt Evie, and Marie have been within the den. The kin used to be all sitting round with television trays, staring at Three’s corporation. I smiled faintly at them ahead of mendacity down at the sofa. I coated my nostril with my hand as the odor of the nutrition used to be sending queasy surprise waves via my physique. I closed my eyes, and the static roar of remote applause crammed the room. “Cherie? ” I opened one eye, and seemed over. My aunt Evie had grew to become clear of the tv and stated, “Are you certain you don’t wish any franks? They’re scrumptious! And the sauerkraut—that’s what makes them so solid! ” Seconds later and that i was once within the rest room, vomiting. I slightly made it prior to it erupted from me, a tidal wave of liquid warmth. The puking used to be violent, and lasted for a very long time. My complete physique convulsed and shook with the stress. Tears ran down my cheeks. while it eventually stopped, I simply lay with my head subsequent to the lavatory bowl attempting to capture my breath. Marie got here in, and put a funky, damp textile at the again of my neck. “Cherie . . . guy, what’s fallacious with you? ” she requested, with actual worry in her voice. I seemed up, the tears nonetheless on my cheeks. i used to be trembling. “I don’t be aware of, Marie . . . ” I acknowledged. “I quite don’t comprehend! ” i used to be approximately to begin crying. yet earlier than i'll, the vomiting all started back. bankruptcy 18 The Queens of Noise My disease was once no longer allowed to intervene with the Runaways’ agenda. No quicker have been we domestic from the eu journey than it appeared that we have been despatched again into the studio to list our moment album.

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