Girlschool - Hit and Run Revisited

In 1981 I was lucky enough to see the fabulous Girlschool on the Hit and Run tour and now the best rock album ever recorded by an all girl band, Girlschool, celebrates 30 years of cranium crunching rock, with a 2011 re-recording of their classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal 1981 album Hit and Run - Revisited. Released on the 26th September through Wacken Records through UDR, the album features 2 bonus tracks including a newly recorded version of Demolition Man from their debut album and a duet with Doro. Hit and Run Revisited will be available in 3 formats: digipack CD, Vinyl LP and digital download.


There are a very limited number of rock albums that have stood the test of time. Only true masterpieces continue to sound fresh and exciting years after their release. The reason for their cult status: the songs are timeless and the album’s sound has captured the magic of the moment perfectly. Girlschool’s second album, Hit And Run, which hit the UK charts at no. 5 was such a classic.
The band line-up is amazingly the same as it was in 1981, apart from Jackie Chambers who replaced the late Kelly Johnson. Enid Williams on bass, drummer Denise Dufort and Kim McAuliffe vocals and guitars, who says about the album “We’ve made quite a few changes. But I’m not gonna say anything about them because we’re hoping that our fans will notice for themselves, just to see how well they know the original ones. Of course it’s a different sound, we have Jackie playing now, obviously, instead of Kelly, and also again, studio-wise it’s just a completely different experience because the technology now is incredible compared to what we had in those days.”
TRACK LISTING:

01 C‘mon Let‘s Go
02 The Hunter
03 (I’m Your) Victim
04 Kick It Down
05 Following the Crowd
06 Tush
07 Hit and Run
08 Watch Your Step
09 Back to Start
10 Yeah Right
11 Future Flash
BONUS:
12 Demolition Boys
13 Hit And Run (feat. Doro)

Girlschool have 2 UK dates scheduled in December - Hard Rock Hell V on 2nd and Saltash Livewire on 3rd – more to come.
NH

Comments

  1. Thanks, a good review from someone who was obviously a big fan back in the day. It made me want to search out my copy of the original (the DoJO CD from 1991, doubling up with Demolition). Whilst sounding rather like the Runaways with a slight UK punk rock edge, this was quite a decent release. The greatest respect to the band for keeping going for all these years and retaining an honesty in the music they produce. I shall probably explore the re-recorded version when it comes out.

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