the rats revenge

random joan + sandy facts

… requested by maryaranjo

1. Joan is older by about 10 months
2. They individually approached Kim about forming an all-girl band and are thus co-founders of the Runaways
3. Joan pushed Sandy into a pool one time and she got pneumonia 
4. Rat Scabies, who claims to have slept with Joan (lol nope), got knocked out by Sandy when he was harassing Joan at a hotel
5. They then (and the rest of the Runaways) plotted painful revenge on Rat Scabies together, but didn’t follow through on it because he was no longer famous so it wouldn’t be satisfying
6. When Sid Vicious tried to carry Joan to bed on a houseboat when the Runaways were in London, Sandy threw him overboard into some mud
7. Musically speaking, they banged heads a bit during the making of the final Runaways album, when Joan wanted a more punk/glam sound, and Sandy wanted a more heavy/metal sound
8. Post Runaways-breakup, they would occasionally talk on the phone, but it does not seem that they saw each other much
9. Joan visited Sandy in the year before her death, while on tour in California
10. Joan was unable to make Sandy’s funeral, which seems to have really torn her apart. On Sandy’s death: 

“We shared the dream of girls playing rock and roll. Sandy was an exuberant and powerful drummer. I am overcome from the loss of my friend. I always told her we changed the world.”


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