Review Revue: Girlschool - Nightmare at Maple Cross

You know what would really be a nightmare? If KEXP didn’t make its pledge drive goals, and was replaced in the middle of the night with Top 40, talk, mainstream country, or some other less awesome version of radio. I’ve got chills just thinking about it.

Girlschool, however, is not a nightmare at all. They’ve been around for 30 years, making them -- if Wikipedia is to be believed -- the “longest running female rock band in the world,” and they just toured Europe with Anvil. Way to rock, girls -- er, ladies -- I mean, women.


“Produced by God, Vic Maile, that is. The 1st real all-woman Rock n Roll band. Upbeat ROCKIN’ record. NO IT’S NOT A SOUNDTRACK.”

“Itchily energetic metal. These girls [someone else crossed out 'girls' and wrote 'women'] are a refreshing change of pace from the usual tar-pit sludge.”

“Hey boy. Pardon me... ‘girls’?”

With all due respect to the sexes, these women do call their band GIRL SCHOOL. Wait there’s more. This ROCKS. Great production. Could be H, but I think we’ve pushed a lot of metal in there already. I mean -- let’s let things calm down a bit for a while now. Day 2: This says AOR all over it.”

“Let’s marry Girlschool off to Metallica & see what we get.”

“Lighten up, Mimi, or Art’ll give you a fat lip. I am a feminist, after all.”

“Personal to Tim: AOR my ass. If KISW touches this, I”ll give you my Slayer record. And how come we never hear about too much progressive or wimpy pop in the H bin, but it seems we can never have more than one metal, rap, blues, African, etc. album in there?”

“That’s diversity for ya.”

“Let’s marry Phil West and Heather Bosch and see what we get.”

“Who’s Heather Bosch?” [I don't know; do you? KIRO currently has a reporter by that name, but I sort of doubt she was there in 1987.]

“You’d rock if you met her.”

“Would I?”

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One Comment

  1. Damon Creed
    Posted October 9, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Heather Bosch on KIRO and Heather Bosch referred to on this record are one & the same. She got her start in radio news & public affairs reporting back on KCMU.

    And in the vein of hard rocking female bands, check out Frightwig.

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