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Black Sabbath/Girlschool: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, May 1980

THE SABS are back. And after a series of false starts to their British tour due to drummer Bill Ward contracting viral pneumonia they are ...


Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's … Girlschool

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, November 1979

I MET GIRLSCHOOL in a pub called the Leather Bottle, which was appropriate because leather is what they wear and bottle is what they've got ...

Girlschool: Girls At Their Best

Report by Pete Makowski, Sounds, June 1980


Girlschool: Back to Schooldays

Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, August 1980

Pete Makowski deciphers the scrawl in his exercise book. Mike Laye makes with the paints, crayons and Box Brownie ...


Interview by Peter Silverton, Smash Hits, April 1981

Pete Silverton takes a short course in Metalwork. ...

Girlschool: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, May 1982

THE SPECTACLE is always the same – blinding flashes and smokebombs, loud guitar and pounding drums. The band dedicate the songs to the crowd, the ...

A Girlschool For Headbangers!

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Creem, July 1982

IN A REHEARSAL room on the southwest London suburb of Putney, Girlschool lead guitar players Kelly Johnson and rhythm guitarist Kim McAuliffe are swigging from ...

Staying After Girlschool

Report and Interview by Richard Riegel, Creem, May 1984

GIRLSCHOOL MEMBERS Kim McAuliffe and Gil Weston flash me quick smiles as we're introduced in their road manager's hotel room, and I'm relieved to note ...

Girlschool: Nightmare At Maple Cross (GWR)

Review by Neil Taylor, New Musical Express, October 1986

WHEN THE metal messiah Lemmy recently stated on the radio that Heavy Metal was all about tunes, and that vocals, lyrics, and accessories were unimportant, ...

Girlschool: Nightmare at Maple Cross (GWR)

Review by Deborah Frost, Village Voice, The, November 1987

MOST ALL-GIRL BANDS are pretty stupid And not always for the same reasons most all-guy bands are – too much attitude, too little attitude, too ...

NWOBHM: Never Mind The Bollocks

Retrospective by Paul Elliott, MOJO, February 2007

Threatened by punk, Led Zep, Sabbath and Purple came under fire in 1977. A year later Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon led a New ...

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