GIRLSCHOOL Vinyl LP Albums Gallery and Discography

Girlschool are a British heavy metal band originating out of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene in 1978 and frequently associated with contemporaries Motörhead. They are the longest running all-female rock band, still active after more than 30 years. Formed from a school band called Painted Lady,


Band Description:

 Girlschool is a British heavy metal band that emerged during the height of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) in the late 1970s. Known for their high-energy performances, aggressive sound, and all-female lineup, Girlschool quickly gained a loyal following among metal fans and established themselves as one of the most important bands of the movement.

 The band was formed in London in 1978 by lead vocalist and guitarist Kim McAuliffe, bassist Enid Williams, guitarist Kelly Johnson, and drummer Denise Dufort. They started playing local pubs and clubs and soon caught the attention of Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, who offered to produce their debut single, "Take It All Away."

 The single was released in 1979 and quickly sold out, leading to the band signing with Bronze Records and releasing their debut album, "Demolition," later that year. The album received critical acclaim and helped establish Girlschool as a force to be reckoned with in the metal scene.

 Over the years, Girlschool has released several albums, including "Hit and Run," "Screaming Blue Murder," and "Play Dirty." They have also collaborated with several other notable musicians, including Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne, and Dio.

 Despite lineup changes over the years, Girlschool has continued to tour and release music, and their influence on the metal scene can still be felt today. They have inspired many other all-female metal bands, and their legacy has helped pave the way for women in heavy music.

 In addition to their musical accomplishments, Girlschool has also been recognized for their activism and support of various social causes. They have been outspoken advocates for animal rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and women's rights, and have used their platform to raise awareness and promote positive change.

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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