Girlschoool's "Screaming Blue Murder" (1982) marked a pivotal moment for the band, featuring new bassist Ghislaine 'Gil' Weston. Produced by Nigel Gray, known for his work with The Police, the album blended fierce riffs and powerful vocals, earning critical acclaim and commercial success. With anthemic tracks like "Don't Call It Love," it solidified Girlschool's status as heavy metal trailblazers, defying stereotypes in a male-dominated genre.


GIRLSCHOOL - Screaming Blue Murder 12" Vinyl LP Album front cover

"Screaming Blue Murder" Album Description:

Girlschool's "Screaming Blue Murder" stands as a testament to the band's evolution and resilience. Released in 1982 under the prestigious Bronze Records label, this album marked a pivotal moment for the all-female quartet, introducing a new member while further solidifying their musical prowess.

Amidst the backdrop of the early 1980s, a period defined by the thunderous riffs and electrifying energy of the heavy metal scene, "Screaming Blue Murder" emerged as a beacon of sonic intensity. With the departure of founding member Enid Williams, the band experienced a significant lineup change, welcoming Ghislaine 'Gil' Weston, previously of The Killjoys, as their new bassist. This transition infused fresh dynamism into Girlschool's sound, showcasing their adaptability and determination to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of rock music.

At the helm of production was Nigel Gray, a seasoned industry veteran renowned for his work with iconic acts such as The Police. Under Gray's guidance, Girlschool honed their signature style, blending fierce guitar riffs, driving rhythms, and powerful vocals to create an album that resonated with audiences worldwide.

"Screaming Blue Murder" not only captivated fans with its raw energy and anthemic choruses but also showcased the band's growth as songwriters. Tracks like "Don't Call It Love" and "The Hunter" exude a potent blend of aggression and melody, while the title track itself stands as a defiant proclamation of Girlschool's unapologetic attitude.

Commercially, the album soared, earning critical acclaim and solidifying Girlschool's status as trailblazers in a male-dominated genre. From packed arenas to radio airwaves, their infectious sound reverberated far and wide, earning them a dedicated following and cementing their place in heavy metal history.

What sets "Screaming Blue Murder" apart is not just its sonic prowess but also its significance as a testament to female empowerment in rock music. Girlschool defied stereotypes and shattered barriers, proving that gender is no obstacle to creating electrifying, uncompromising music.

Music Genre:

 NWOBHM New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 

Album Production information:

The album: "GIRLSCHOOL - Screaming Blue Murder" was produced by: Nigel Gray and Chris Tsangarides

Christopher Andrew Tsangarides, known as Chris Tsangarides, was a British record producer, sound engineer, and mixer, who left an indelible mark on the heavy metal and hard rock music scenes. Born on 17 August 1956, in London, England, Tsangarides displayed a passion for music from an early age. His talent and dedication would propel him to become one of the most sought-after producers in the industry.


In the 1980s and 1990s, Tsangarides rose to prominence due to his exceptional work with numerous heavy metal bands, earning him a reputation for producing albums of exceptional quality. His collaborations included notable acts such as Judas Priest, Anvil, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Helloween, Angra, Anthem, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Tygers of Pan Tang.

One of Tsangarides' breakthrough moments came in 1982 when he produced Anvil's iconic album "Metal on Metal." This release showcased his ability to capture the raw energy and power of the heavy metal genre. Following this success, Tsangarides went on to produce Thin Lizzy's acclaimed final studio album, "Thunder and Lightning," released in 1983. The album's dynamic sound and memorable tracks solidified Tsangarides' position as a top-tier producer.

In 1990, Tsangarides achieved a Grammy nomination for his work on Judas Priest's album "Painkiller," which showcased his expertise in capturing the band's ferocious sound. Throughout this period, Tsangarides collaborated with other influential artists, including Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Helloween, Y&T, Tygers of Pan Tang, Anthem, Sinner, King Diamond, Ian Gillan, and Bruce Dickinson, whose solo album "Tattooed Millionaire" he produced in the same year.

Tsangarides' distinctive style and meticulous attention to detail contributed to the success of many classic albums. His ability to capture the essence and energy of heavy metal made him a favorite among bands and musicians seeking a powerful and dynamic sound. His production work was marked by an emphasis on capturing the live performance, resulting in albums that resonated with fans and stood the test of time.

Tragically, Chris Tsangarides' career was cut short when he passed away on 7 January 2018, at the age of 61. However, his contributions to the heavy metal and hard rock genres continue to be celebrated and appreciated by fans and fellow musicians alike. Tsangarides left an enduring legacy as a Grammy-nominated producer, sound engineer, and mixer, whose work forever shaped the sound of heavy metal and solidified his status as a true legend in the music industry.


Record Label Information:

 Bronze 204 757 


This album "GIRLSCHOOL - Screaming Blue Murder" includes the original 12" insert with complete lyrics of all songs by Girlschool  

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1982 Made in Germany  
Band Members and Musicians on: GIRLSCHOOL - Screaming Blue Murder
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Kim McAuliffe - rythm guitar, vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8
  • Kelly Johnson - lead guitar, vocals on tracks 1, 4, 6, 9
  • Gil Weston - bass, vocals on tracks 7, 10
  • Denise Dufort - drums
Track Listing of: "GIRLSCHOOL - Screaming Blue Murder"

The Songs/tracks on "GIRLSCHOOL - Screaming Blue Murder" are

  1. Screaming Blue Murder - 3:34
  2. Live with Me - 3:20
  3. Take It from Me - 2:51
  4. Wildlife - 2:48
  5. It Turns Your Head Around - 3:08
  6. Don't Call It Love - 3:42
  7. Hellrazor - 2:38
  8. When Your Blood Runs Cold - 3:23
  9. You Got Me - 3:16
  10. Flesh & Blood - 2:27

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"Screaming Blue Murder" Record Label Details: Bronze 204 757 

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Index of GIRLSCHOOL Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery
GIRLSCHOOL - Demolition 12" Vinyl LP
GIRLSCHOOL - Demolition  album front cover vinyl record

BRONZE 202 426   , 1980 , Germany

"Demolition" Girlschool's 1980 debut, crashed into the male-dominated NWOBHM scene, proving women could rock just as hard. This scorcher of an album mixed punk energy with metal riffs,

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GIRLSCHOOL - Hit and Run 12" Vinyl LP
GIRLSCHOOL - Hit and Run  album front cover vinyl record

BRONZE 203 556 , 1981 , Germany

"Girls just wanna rock! Dive into the NWOBHM era with Girlschool's 'Hit and Run' LP. This album packs a punch with anthemic tracks and commercial success, solidifying its status as a timeless classic in heavy metal lore."

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GIRLSCHOOL - Nightmare at Maple Cross 12" Vinyl LP
Girlschool - Nightmare at Maple Cross  album front cover vinyl record

GWR Records RR 9671 , 1986 , Holland

Girlschool's 1986 album "Nightmare At Maple Cross" marked a return to their heavy metal roots after a brief detour. Produced by the legendary Vic Maile, it features classic Girlschool with driving anthems & a glam-tinged Mud cover. This LP cemented their place in NWOBHM history.

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GIRLSCHOOL - Play Dirty 12" Vinyl LP
GIRLSCHOOL - Play Dirty  album front cover vinyl record

BRONZE 205 855   , 1983 , Germany

1983's Play Dirty saw Girlschool, pioneers of NWOBHM, turn up the heat. Produced by Slade's Noddy Holder & Jim Lea, the album is a fist-pumping collection of heavy anthems & scorching riffs, a must-listen for any metal fan.

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GIRLSCHOOL - Screaming Blue Murder 12" Vinyl LP
GIRLSCHOOL - Screaming Blue Murder  album front cover vinyl record

 Bronze 204 757  , 1982 , Germany

In 1982, Girlschool released "Screaming Blue Murder," a defining moment for the band with a new bassist and Nigel Gray's production. This album solidified their place in heavy metal history with fierce riffs and anthemic tracks, challenging gender stereotypes in the genre.

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