According to an annoucement on her Rocket City Records website, Runaways drummer Sandy West (second from right) died Saturday of lung cancer. West performed with the Runaways in all of the band’s incarnations from ’76-’79, and you can hear her relentless, pound-it-out style on two of the band’s best power-punk hits, “Cherry Bomb” and “I Love Playin’ With Fire,” included below.
The Runaways – Cherry Bomb [MP3, link expired]
The Runaways – I Love Playin’ With Fire [MP3, link expired]
Rocket City Records [Official Site]