Joan Jett was a member of the Runaways in the 1970s. She created a successful solo career in the 80s and enjoyed a string of hit songs with her band the Blackhearts.
But is she Glam?
Let's investigate. The Runaways were not a Glam act - but the six degrees of separation rule pits her close Lita Ford, and she is certainly Glam. Plus, there's no denying the time period that Jett recorded the breakout "I Love Rock n' Roll." After all, the early 80s was the hotbed of Glam.
Joan set up shop in Los Angeles. Glam.
Joan surrounded herself with men, marking the antithesis of the Runaways. Glam.
Joan played a part in the Broadway production of Rocky Horror Show. Glam.
Joan wore a ton of eye liner in all her classic videos. Glam.
Joan made a bad ass cover of AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds." Ballsy.
I think that's probably where the Glam references start and stop. Joan has a big fan base and she seems to bring a lot of energy to her shows. I've never seen her perform, but I'm sure it's a good time. Quite a lot of what Joan is about is punk - perhaps that comes from being a woman in a male-dominated business? It could also just be her style.
So, what do you think? Is Joan Jett Glam, Punk or just rock n' roll?Here's the video for "Dirty Deeds." If you've never heard this cover, you must give it a chance!