Joan Jett Live at CBGB, June 7, 2006 (Updated to include setlist) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Friday, June 09, 2006

Joan Jett Live at CBGB, June 7, 2006 (Updated to include setlist)

Joan Jett continues puts on an incredible show. Looking at the pictures I took, it is hard to believe that she is now 47 years old. I haven't seen her perform in 10 years but she doesn't seem to have aged over the years.

Joan did a four night New York club tour last week to promote her forthcoming CD "Sinner". She started things off Monday night at the Bowery Ballroom; Tuesday night, she played Southpaw and she followed the CBGB show by playing Northsix on Thursday. The New York Times review of the Southpaw is available on Joan's Bad Reputation site.

Her backing band, the Blackhearts, hasn't changed much in recent years. Thommy Price is on the drums, Kenny Laguna plays keyboards and tambourine, and Dougie Needles is on guitar. Newcomer, Enzo Penizzotto is on bass.

Joan played about a 90 minute set the spanned her entire career ranging from "Cherry Bomb" through new cuts from "Sinner". I have been to a few tour warmup shows where bands play their new, unreleased CD end-to-end and the crowd doesn't know how to react because the music is completely unfamiliar. This wasn't the case with Joan -- she played all of the her big hits and kept the crowd moving.

Joan's setlist for the night was:
- Victim of Circumstance
- Cherry Bomb
- Light of Day
- Do You Wanna Touch Me
- Bad Reputation
- Androgynous
- Change The World
- Five
- Love is Pain
- Naked
- Love Is All Around
- Riddles
- Roadrunner
- Fetish
- I Love Rock and Roll
- Crimson & Clover
- I Hate Myself for Loving You

- A Hundred Feet Away
- Real Wild Child
- Everyday People

GSX, the opening band, was a lot of fun. I am interested in hearing their CD but didn't feel like fighting the crowds to get to the merch table at the end of the night. I'll have to pick this up another night.

I have a lot more pictures of Joan and also took a number of pictures of GSX which I will try to post to Flickr later this weekend.