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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Girlschool: "Hit And Run Revisited"; Samples Available

Veteran British female hard rockers Girlschool recently re-recorded their classic 1981 album "Hit And Run" to celebrate the LP's 30th anniversary. "Hit And Run Revisited" is out now via Wacken Records as a digipack, LP and digital download. 

"Hit And Run" was originally made available in March 1981, followed a short time later by a single featuring the title track. Both releases were very successful in the U.K., with the album reaching position No. 5 and the single No. 32 on their respective charts. The LP also charted in New Zealand and in Canada, where it went gold. 

The U.S. version of "Hit And Run", which came out in 1982, featured a different track listing, including songs from Girlschool's first album, "Demolition".

"Hit And Run Revisited" 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 
12. Demolition Boys
13. Hit and Run (with Doro) 

Check out audio samples at this location.

Girlschool's 30th-anniversary album, "Legacy", was released in Europe in November 2008 via Wacken Records/SPV. "Legacy" features a plethora of special guests, including Tony IommiRonnie James Dio, Lemmy, Phil Campbell and "Fast" Eddie Clarke.

Girlschool supported Motörhead on a U.K. tour in November 2009.

Girlschool's original guitarist, Kelly Johnson, passed away on July 15, 2007 after a six-year battle with cancer of the spine. Along with Johnson, the classic lineup of Girlschool included Kim McAuliffe (guitar), Enid Williams (bass) and Denise Dufort (drums). The band was an integral and major force in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement, beginning with the release of its debut album, "Demolition" (1980), and continuing with the follow-up efforts, "Hit 'n' Run" (1981) and "Screaming Blue Murder" (1982).

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