The Runaways Tribute Nabs Kathleen Hanna, Ad-Rock, Dandy Warhols

The Runaways Tribute Nabs Kathleen Hanna, Ad-Rock, Dandy Warhols
Considering last year's rock doc The Runaways, the timing might be a bit off for a tribute to the legendary '70s teen outfit of the same name, but we'll take it anyway. A new two-disc collection saluting the all-girl bubblegum proto-punks, featuring a vast array of talent, from Japanese poppers Shonen Knife to riot girl icon Kathleen Hanna and Beastie Boy Ad-Rock, is set to drop this June.

Titled Take It or Leave It - A Tribute to the Queens of Noise: The Runaways, the 36-track outing presents over two hours of classic Runaways material. From the sexed-up anthem "Cherry Bomb," played here by Portland rockers the Dandy Warhols, to lesser-known gems like "Dead End Justice," performed by the interesting combo of electro-vixen Peaches, Le Tigre/Bikini Kill frontwoman Kathleen Hanna and her husband Ad-Rock, the set pretty well covers the Runaways' all-too-brief career. Interestingly, Runaways singer Cherie Currie is featured on a version of "American Nights" by Frankenstein 3000 and drummer Sandy West plays on a cover of "Dirty Magazines" by Blue Fox. Check out the tracklisting below.

Aside from some kickin' tunes, the tribute is also helping out a good cause. In honour of West, who lost a battle to cancer in 2006, Main Man Records will donate a portion of the sales proceeds to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Take It or Leave It - A Tribute to the Queens of Noise: The Runaways is due out June 7.

Thanks to Kick Axe Music for the tip.

Take It or Leave It - A Tribute to the Queens of Noise: The Runaways:

1. The Donnas "Queens of Noise"
2. Shonen Knife "Black Leather"
3. The Binges "I Love Playin' With Fire"
4. Bebe Buell Band "Heartbeat"
5. Deena & The Laughing Boys "Lovers"
6. Frankenstein 3000 "California Paradise"
7. Delirium Tremens "Wasted"
8. Richie Scarlet "Wild Thing"
9. Blue Fox "Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin"
10. The Easy Outs featuring The Doughboys Gar Francis "Is It Day Or Night"
11. Laura Warshauer "Little Lost Girls"
12. White Flag "C'mon"
13. Cali Giraffes featuring The Fastback's Kim Warnick "You're Too Possessive"
14. Tara Elliott & The Red Velvets "You Drive Me Wild"
15. Planet Sorrow "Thunder"
16. Robbie Rist "Yesterday's Kids"
17. Serpenteens "Little Sister"
18. The Adolescents "School Days"
19. Blue Fox featuring Sandy West "Dirty Magazines"
20. The Dandy Warhols "Cherry Bomb"
21. Richard Barone "Hollywood"
22. Care Bears On Fire featuring Earl Slick "Saturday Night Special"
23. Derwood Andrews "Gotta Get Out Tonight"
24. David Johansen "Blackmail"
25. The Ribeye Brothers "Trash Can Murders"
26. Digger Phelps "Rock N' Roll"
27. Toilet Boys "Born To Be Bad"
28. The Swales "Midnight Music"
29. Frankenstein 3000 featuring Cherie Currie "American Nights"
30. F-13 "I Wanna Be Where The Boys Are"
31. The Stay At Homes "Gettin' Hot"
32. Kittie "Fantasies"
33. Starz "Waitin' For The Night"
34. Jack Brag "Secrets"
35. Clinical Trials "Don't Go Away"
36. Kathleen Hanna, Peaches & Ad-Rock "Dead End Justice"