Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway

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 medicines. An excessive, behind-the-scenes examine rock tune within the gritty, post-glam period, Neon Angel is a must-read for someone whose middle 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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Winnie didn’t slot in both. the variation among Winnie and me was once that Winnie was once incapable of worrying to slot in, and that i wager for a few unusual cause i discovered that interesting. Winnie the Wolf was once the 1st boy who ever kissed me. He tasted of bubble gum and cigarettes, and that i didn’t quite love it, however it was once a wierd sufficient sensation that i assumed approximately it for a very long time in a while. I have been neighbors with Winnie for some time; I had smoked my first cigarette with him. It was once a Sunday and that i was once status at the nook with Winnie once we pressed our lips jointly and kissed. I’m unsure why we even did it. It wasn’t a true kiss—we have been simply young ones imitating what we observed on television. Our lips have been tightly closed, and we simply wiggled our heads from left to correct in an imitation of ardour, probably not knowing what we have been doing. all of sudden I heard my dad yelling “Cherie! ” while my dad became the nook and yelled, he gave Winnie a glance frightening adequate to make him cut up instantly. “I’ve been searching for you,” Daddy acknowledged in that low voice he used while he used to be mad. “You’re overdue for church! ” i began crying instantly. I knew from the glance on my dad’s face that i used to be in an entire heap of difficulty. He grabbed my hand and we begun again towards the home. In a small voice I requested, “Am I going to church now, Daddy? ” “No, Cherie. You’re going to attend on the condo. I’m going deliver mother, Marie, and Donnie over to the church . . . I’ll take care of you whilst i am getting again. ” Terrified, i began begging Dad to enable me visit church. i used to be a great little Catholic woman. I had swallowed the entire tales of guilt and fervour and sacrifice and damnation with out query. i wished to move pray for my immortal soul, simply because I had kissed a boy. i wished to beg Jesus for forgiveness. yet Dad wasn’t listening. He introduced me to the home and instructed me to sit down within the nook and look forward to him. Grandma provided to stick at the back of with me, yet Daddy acknowledged no, which made me much more terrified. Grandma used to be so candy and softhearted that she could tremble and cry each time we needed to get a spanking. I guessed that he didn’t wish Grandma to need to see it. I sat there, shaking and crying, a terrible desolate feeling inside me. Daddy left, and the entire time that the kinfolk used to be long past I didn’t flow a muscle. I sat there; the single stream I made used to be the jerky heaving of my shoulders as I cried. I heard the auto pulling into the driveway after it slow, and felt my abdominal visit knots. while Dad walked into the lounge, he used to be sporting the paddle. I’ll always remember that paddle. mother had introduced it again from a visit to Mexico: it used to be a bit wood paddle with a hand-painted snapshot on it, of a man in a sombrero spanking 3 purple butts that have been sticking up within the air. i presumed it used to be humorous whilst she first introduced it again, correct up till the 1st time she used it. once I observed the paddle, i started to cry and beg Daddy to not do it. Daddy regarded directly forward. I had by no means obvious my dad like this. Then, with out a notice, he placed me over his knee and spanked me.

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