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The 'other' girl band of the '80s was truly old school



The British Steel movement in the U.K. during the late '70s and early '80s is perhaps one of the best eras of hard rock. Bands like Judas Priest and Motorhead started making waves in a mostly testosterone-driven genre, however it wasn't just a boys club as Girlschool was there to represent the ladies.

While we all love the Go-Go's and the Bangles, their music was more pop-rock and for metal heads who craved something harder, there were all-girl bands that flat out rocked like The Runaways and England's Girlschool. Though they never had a lot of success on the charts, Girlschool did churn out many rockers like C'Mon Let's Go that was a near hit on the U.K. charts, peaking at No. 42 in 1981.

The video for C'Mon Let's Go is strictly performance, but no gimmicks are needed to show off the nasty sound of Girlschool. The band is still performing with the original members except for guitarist Kelly Johnson who sings lead on C'Mon Let's Go. Johnson died of cancer in 2007. In 2015, Girlschool released their 13th album entitled Guilty As Sin.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2:43pm]


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