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PICKED: Verbal + Yoon Cover The Runaways


Last month, we spotlighted The Raveonettes’ fantastic cover of The Stone Roses’ “I Wanna Be Adored,” part of Doc Martens’ 50th anniversary celebration — a project asking 10 of today’s hottest indie artists to cover 10 cult-classic tracks. This month, they’re back with another gem: Verbal + Yoon covering “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways, the iconic all-girl teenage band made up of guitarist Joan Jett and lead Cherie Currie, who laid the rugged groundwork for generations of female rockers to come.

The track is available as a free download from the project site.

On a related note, The Runaways, the surprisingly excellent film about the cult band starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart, came out on Blu-ray and DVD recently — we highly recommend it.

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