In 1981 Girlschool released their second album 'Hit And Run' which charted top five in the UK album charts and also charted in New Zealand. It also went gold in Canada in 1982.
A Heavy Metal institution, the music of Girlschool has stood the test of time. Not many rock albums are still standing after thirty years. Yet here we are and just to prove that 'Hit And Run' is one of those albums, Jackie Chambers, who replaced the late Kelly Johnson, Enid Williams on bass, drummer Denise Dufort and Kim McAuliffe, vocals and guitars, have hit the studios to bring us 'Hit And Run – Revisited' a completely new recording of what can only be described as a classic album.
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Straight away you can hear the difference. The intro to 'C'mon Let's Go' starts with a snoring and then as if re-awoken, the guitar intro is heavier, meatier than its original counterpart. From every aspect of the original you can hear the difference not only in the technology but in the small changes made in the songs.
Whilst staying true to the original, 'HAR – Revisited' is as raw and exciting as it was thirty one years ago. Its dirty/sexy rock and roll, (nothing changed there then!) with blazing guitar solos and a brutal rhythm section.
The songs retain the same elements of Metal and Blues whist the obvious growth as musicians and friends remain ever present. The vocals have swagger and the radiance that oozed from the record the first time is just as luminous now than it ever was. The perfect way to celebrate their 30th Anniversary!
The Heavy Metal goddesses strike again with this feisty re-incarnation of a magnificent classic that will be appreciated by generations to come.
'Hit And Run – Revisited' is available once again, in all its glory on three formats: digipack CD, Vinyl LP and digital download.