Victory Tischler-Blue

Vicki Blue
Birth name Victory Tischler-Blue
Also known as Vicki Blue
Born (1959-09-16) September 16, 1959 (age 61)
Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Genres Punk rock, heavy metal, glam rock
Occupation(s) Musician, bassist, film producer, film director, screenwriter, photographer, actress
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active Music: 1977–1979
Directing: 2003–present
Labels Mercury Records, Cherry Red Records
Associated acts The Runaways, Currie-Blue Band

Victory Tischler-Blue (born September 16, 1959) is an American film producer, director, writer, musician and photographer. She was born and raised in Newport Beach, California. Tischler-Blue began working in the entertainment industry at age 17, using the name Vicki Blue as the bassist in the American all-girl teenage rock band The Runaways. After the demise of the band, she was cast as Cindy by director Rob Reiner in This Is Spinal Tap.[1] Her film Edgeplay was based on her tenure in The Runaways.[2]


Vicki Blue auditioned for The Runaways after bassist, Jackie Fox, left the band in the summer of 1977. She did well in her audition and became The Runaways' new bassist. Blue played bass on The Runaways fourth studio album, Waitin' for the Night,[3] and toured with them from fall of 1977 to late 1978. Blue left the band during they started recording And Now... The Runaways. She was credited for playing bass on that album.

Blue sang back up vocals on Girlschool's album Play Dirty released on November 8, 1983.


Vicki Blue played Cindy in This Is Spinal Tap[4] and herself in The Return of Bruno.[5] Blue loved filmmaking so much that most of her career after The Runaways has consisted of producing, directing, and writing movies. Her best known release is Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways. Blue worked with former bandmate Lita Ford, by producing Ford's music video for her new single "Mother".


In 2004, Tischler-Blue released Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways. It was picked up by Showtime Networks[6] and Rob Reiner said – "I was mesmerized... This incredibly honest rock documentary film goes to 11".[7] A 2010 film about The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, and Michael Shannon cited Tischler-Blue's Edgeplay as an inspiration for elements of the film.[8][9][10]


Year Film Role Notes
1978 Rock 'N Roll Sports Classic Herself
1984 This is Spinal Tap Cindy
1987 The Return of Bruno herself
2005 Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways herself

Recent projects

In 2010, Tischler-Blue was the executive producer of two television programs that premiered in that year, El Guitarrista and The Rarebirds.

Tischler-Blue produced the official music video for Suzi Quatro's "Strict Machine", a track from her album In the Spotlight (2011). This track is a cover of Goldfrapp's "Strict Machine", but Quatro's version of the song contains two extra lines from her own number one hit "Can The Can" (in order to show the similarity of the two songs' tunes).[11]

On November 16, 2011, the official music video was released via the SUZI QUATRO OFFICIAL YouTube channel. It includes live footage from Quatro's Sept/Oct 2011 Rocks The Spotlight Tour of Australia and the extra two lines from "Can The Can".[12]


  1. ^ This Is Spinal Tap (1984) – Full cast and crew
  2. ^ Huey, Steve (March 29, 2001). "The Runaways". AllMusic. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  3. ^ "Waitin' for the Night – the Runaways – Credits".
  4. ^ "This is Spinal Tap (1984)".
  5. ^ "The Return of Bruno (TV Movie 1987)".
  6. ^ Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways (2004) – IMDb
  7. ^ [1] Archived June 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning get wild with 'The Runaways' – Los Angeles Times". January 17, 2010. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  9. ^ Edelstein, David (March 7, 2010). "David Edelstein on 'The Runaways' and 'Green Zone' – New York Magazine Movie Review". Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  10. ^ L.A. Times article on 2010 film about The Runaways
  11. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "AllMusic review". Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.: AllMusic. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  12. ^ Victory Tischler-Blue (video producer), Suzi Quatro (actor, vocals, bass), Mike Chapman (album producer) et al. (November 16, 2011). Suzi Quatro Strict Machine Official Video (Trailer). SUZI QUATRO OFFICIAL YouTube channel. Retrieved November 23, 2011. From the studios of the brilliant Victory Tischler Blue – here is the official video for Suzi Quatro's Strict Machine. It includes live footage from Suzi's recent Rocks The Spotlight Tour (Sept/Oct 2011) of Australia. Suzi's version of the Goldfrapp song is on her new album In the Spotlight.

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