Origin: England
Genres: NWOBHM
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Girlschool  


Though the Runaways are often considered one of the earliest all-female hard rock bands, Girlschool took matters to the next level, making it clear that they were no novelty act and that their music, not their image, was what mattered. Moreover, Girlschool has always been about metal, not poppy hard rock (except for a brief mid-career spell). Formed in 1978 as Painted Lady (an early incarnation of the band featured American guitarist Kathy Valentine, later to find fame and fortune in the Go-Gos), Girlschool's rough early NWOBHM style scored big, with 1981's Hit And Run climbing to #5 in the British charts. Maintaining ties to Motorhead didn't hurt the band either, as the two collaborated on several projects together and toured together frequently in those days. But the mid-eighties were tough times for the band, as they never acheived the same level of commercial success again, and following some poorly-received releases, they folded in 1988. They came back together in 1992 and have sporadically played live over the years, and have recorded as late as 2004 (Believe).

Trivia note: founding drummer Denise Dufort is the sister of drummer Dave Dufort, who appeared on the seminal Angel Witch debut album.

Current Members

Kim McAulliffe

vocals/guitars

Jackie Chambers

lead guitar

Enid Williams

bass

Denise Dufort

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jackie Bodimead

vocals

Kelly Johnson

lead guitar RIP: July 15, 2007, cancer

Cris Bonacci

lead guitar

Gil Weston

bass

Tracey Lamb

bass (Rock Goddess)

Jackie Carrera

bass


Discography



Demolition 
1980 Bronze
  1. Demolition Boys
  2. Not For Sale
  3. Race For The Devil
  4. Take It All Away
  5. Nothing To Lose
  6. Breakdown
  7. Midnight Ride
  8. Emergency
  9. Baby Doll
  10. Deadline
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Kelly Johnson
  • Enid Williams
  • Denise Dufort




Hit And Run 
1981 Bronze
  1. C'mon Lets Go
  2. The Hunter
  3. Victim
  4. Kick It Down
  5. Following The Crowd
  6. Tush
  7. Hit And Run
  8. Watch Your Step
  9. Back To Start
  10. Yeah Right
  11. Future Flash
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Kelly Johnson
  • Enid Williams
  • Denise Dufort




Screaming Blue Murder 
1982 Bronze
  1. Screaming Blue Murder
  2. Live With Me
  3. Take It From Me
  4. Wildlife
  5. I Turns Your Head Around
  6. Don't Call It Love
  7. Hellrazor
  8. When Your Blood Runs Cold
  9. You Got Me
  10. Flesh And Blood
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Kelly Johnson
  • Gil Weston
  • Denise Dufort




Play Dirty 
1983 Bronze
  1. Going Under
  2. High & Dry
  3. Play Dirty
  4. 20th Century Boy
  5. Breaking All The Rules
  6. Burning In The Heat
  7. Surrender
  8. Rock Me Shock Me
  9. Running For Cover
  10. Breakout: Knob In The Middle
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Kelly Johnson
  • Gil Weston
  • Denise Dufort




Running Wild 
1985 Polydor
  1. Let Me Go
  2. Running Wild
  3. Do You Love Me
  4. Something For Nothing
  5. Are You Ready?
  6. Nowhere To Run
  7. I Want You Back
  8. Nasty Nasty
  9. Love Is A Lie
  10. Can't You See
  • Jackie Bodimead
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Cris Bonacci
  • Gil Weston
  • Denise Dufort




Nightmare At Maple Cross 
1986 GWR
  1. All Day All Night
  2. Play With Fire
  3. Danger Sign
  4. Never Too Late
  5. Tiger Feet
  6. Back For More
  7. Let's Go Crazy
  8. You Got Me (Under Your Spell)
  9. Let's Break Out
  10. Turn It Up
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Cris Bonacci
  • Gil Weston
  • Denise Dufort




Take A Bite 
1989 GWR
  1. Action
  2. Fox On The Run
  3. Girls On Top
  4. Tear It Up
  5. Love At First Bite
  6. Head Over Heels
  7. Up All Night
  8. You Got Me
  9. Don't Walk Away
  10. Too Hot To Handle
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Cris Bonacci
  • Tracey Lamb
  • Denise Dufort




Girlschool 
1992 Progressive
  1. My Ambition
  2. One More
  3. Can't Say No
  4. Wild At Heart
  5. Can't Do That
  6. Can't Keep A Gpod Girl Down
  7. Sitting Pretty
  8. On My Way
  9. Take Me I'm Yours
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Cris Bonacci
  • Jackie Carrera
  • Denise Dufort




King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents  LIVE
1997
  1. Screaming Blue Murder
  2. Play Dirty
  3. You Got Me
  4. Hit and Run
  5. Nothing to Lose
  6. Future Flash
  7. Running for Cover
  8. Burning in the Heat
  9. Demolition Boys
  10. Tush
  11. I Like It Like That
  12. C'mon Let's Go
  13. Emergency
  14. 20th Century Boy
  15. Race With the Devil
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Kelly Johnson
  • Gil Weston
  • Denise Dufort




Race With The Devil: Live 
1998
  1. C'mon Let's Go
  2. Hunter
  3. Victim
  4. Midnight Ride
  5. Race With the Devil
  6. Kick It Down
  7. Don't Call It Love
  8. Don't Stop
  9. Breakdown
  10. Nothing to Lose
  11. Watch Your Step
  12. Future Flash
  13. Yeah Right
  14. Hit & Run
  15. Tonight
  16. Tush




21st Anniversary - Not That Innocent 
2002 Communique
  1. Coming Your Way
  2. Mad Mad Sister
  3. A Love Too Far
  4. Say Wild
  5. Knife
  6. London
  7. I Told You So
  8. Have A Nice Day
  9. Born To Be
  10. Hooked
  11. Little Green Men
  12. Innocent
  13. Everybody Does It
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Jackie Chambers
  • Enid Williams
  • Denise Dufort




Believe 
2004 Communique
  1. Come On Up
  2. Let's Get Hard
  3. Crazy
  4. We All Love To (Rock 'n' Roll)
  5. Secret
  6. New Beginning
  7. C'mon
  8. Never Say Never
  9. You Say
  10. Feel Good
  11. Hold on Tight
  12. Yes Means Yes
  13. We All Have To Choose
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Jackie Chambers
  • Enid Williams
  • Denise Dufort

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Legacy 
2008 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Everything's The Same
  2. From The Other Side
  3. I Spy
  4. Spend Spend Spend
  5. Whole New World
  6. Just Another Day
  7. Legend
  8. Still Waters
  9. Metropolis
  10. Don't Mess Around
  11. Zeitgeist
  12. Don't Talk To Me
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Jackie Chambers
  • Enid Williams
  • Denise Dufort

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Hit And Run Revisited 
2011 Wacken
  1. C'mon Let's Go
  2. The Hunter
  3. (I'm Your) Victim
  4. Kick It Down
  5. Following the Crowd
  6. Tush
  7. Hit and Run
  8. Watch Your Step
  9. Back to Start
  10. Yeah Right
  11. Future Flash
  12. Demolition Boys
  13. Hit and Run (with Doro)
  • Kim McAulliffe
  • Jackie Chambers
  • Enid Williams
  • Denise Dufort


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