Opening for Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Joan Jett / Caruso Backstage Pass
Mike: "This was a college date in New Concord, Ohio. 'Joanie,' as her road
manager called her, wasn't very interested in meeting her opening act.  I remember that during her sound check, Joan and her sound man labored over the trademark 'aah' in her cover of 'Crimson and Clover.'"
Rob: "She was real short, her eyes were bloodshot, and she wore converse high-tops.  She had a very powerful sound check.  She was really mad that something in the sound check didn't sound right.  She kept yelling at the soundman, 'Is it me?  Am I outta my mind?'  I also remember the 'aah' for Crimson in Clover--they just kept rehearsing that one 'ahh' over and over forever, trying to get it just right."
Dave:  "I thought she was going to kill the soundman.  She was pissed.  One thing that really surprised me, though, was that although she was so angry before the show, she was totally professional at showtime.  She played every hit (and you'd be surprised at how many she had).  She stepped up to the plate when the time came."
Joan Jett Hits (Billboard)
I Love Rock 'N Roll
(#1, 1982)
Crimson And Clover (#7, 1982)
Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) (#20, 1982)
I Hate Myself for Loving You (#8, 1988)