interview with CHERIE CURRIE
was a magic when we were together....
-As this is a Runaways fanzine I'd like to begin
with some questions about your time with them - Who had the idea of you wearing a corset
on stage? I mean it was really something new and unusual especially for a girl at the age
of 15 or 16...
*Cherie: It was my idea, I happened to see it in
aboutique across the Starwood, I saw it in the window and tried it on, I loved it and
-In which way you have changed since then and which
attitudes you still have?
*Cherie: I've changed completely, in many of my
attitudes. I still feel 16 at heart and passionate about my music, but now I'm more
passionate about life.
-If you could go back now to this time - what would
*Cherie: I'd change the business structure around
us. We had very poor management... I feel our manager, producer and road manager added to
break-up of the band.
-What were your worst experience in the Runaways?
*Cherie: The deterioration of the friendship.
- And what were the greatest or nicest experience?
*Cherie: When we were all getting along... Japan was
- How would you describe the tour in Japan? It seems
like they treated you as a goddess and forgot about the other girls. I mean you were a
teenager - wasn't it something like going "Wow, I'm the greatest..."?
* Cherie: No, that's not true at all! They treated
us equally, we were all treated fabulously... everyone had their own fans.
-To come to the present - now you're pregnant - will
it postpone the reunion or will it not happen ever?
*Cherie: According to the rough schedule I've been
given, no, everything would proceed as planned, all I'd need is for someone to hold the
-To be honest, I can't imagine The Runaways coming
together again - you all grew up, some are mothers, the others are musically totally
different - do you think it can work?
*Cherie: Absolutely! There was a magic when we were
together, and I fully expect that to happen again.
-What was your first thinking about the reunion as
you get to know that Joan will join?
*Cherie: There would only be a reunion if the three
of us agreed to do it.
-Would you have done the reunion without Joan?
*Cherie: Same answer
-Did Mercury Records tell you any news about the 4
CD box set collection which they wanted to release at the end of the year?
*Cherie: Yeah, we're supposed to be adding to that.
-Have you any offers to do a movie again?
Cherie: I just did a TV pilot for a musical variety
show called "The Street Singers", of which I would be one of the hosts;
and I did an appearance in "Mayor of the Sunset Strip" I'm always open to doing
- And which would be the most exciting part in a
movie you'd ever like to play?
* Cherie: I'd love to work with Jodie Foster
again... I'd play her retarded deformed sister to work with her again, ha ha!
- Do you think you missed something in life because
you lived a rock'n'roll life for so long? It seems now that you are really happy with your
*Cherie: I've had a very exciting life and I'm
looking forward to more of it! ... And I fully expect that to happen again!
- Have you anything you'd like to tell your fans?
*Cherie: Thank You, Love You, Miss You. Hope To See