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Ah, Girlschool. Here's another example of the longevity of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal as these London ladies came out of left field to be right at the forefront of the NWOBHM movement around 1980 and continue to be active today over thirty years later mostly with the first line-up.  Motorhead Online Slot Machine

As a youngster in South Yorkshire I recall bouncing around record shops seeking out early Girlschool stuff searching for the band's singles - three that I just found in the loft. Emergency, Race With the Devil and Nothing to Lose - all in pretty much mint condition and picture sleeves. I believe I bought the Hit and Run album on blue vinyl though can't be sure. Mists of time and all that.

Girlschool were a breath of oxygen in the past and something somewhat different even although Motorhead influences are slightly obvious. And they always appeared to be they were having huge fun on stage. And in Kelly Johnson they'd some serious "eye candy" to keep us boys amused. She could play as well. Underrated guitarist for decades in my book and sadly lost to cancer in 2007.

They started from South London in the late 1970s gigging here and there like so many before (and after) them. A few independent single releases brought them to Motorhead's attention and Girlschool got the support slot on the outrageous Overkill tour. Links forged the would see the 2 bands almost inter-twined and they even released a joint-single as Head Girl.

Purchased by Motorhead's record company Bronz, Girlschool soon released their maiden album and a couple of singles in 1980. Another album (Hit and Run) followed which put them in the spotlight with gold status sales and sell out tours.  Motorhead Online Slot Machine Game

Screaming Blue Murder came next with more big name support slot tours sharing the road with the likes of Iron Maiden, The Scorpions and Blue Oyster Cult. You couldn't get a whole lot more high profile than that during the time and their sales and popularity continued to grow.

A few line-up changes ensued with both Kelly Johnson and original bass player Enid Williams leaving. Denise Dufort Kim McAuliffe remained constants because the replacements came and went and albums were recorded though it could be argued after Johnson and Williams went the classic Girlschool period was over. Dufort even departed for a time and it looked not perfect for girls though soldier on they did with fate working things out and Johnson returned in the 1990s because the band started to have active again and toured much.

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