GIRL
NWoBHM • United Kingdom

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
GIRL picture
Girl was an English glam metal band. Their lead vocalist was Phil Lewis, who later sang for L.A. Guns, New Torpedos, Torme, Filthy Lucre, The Liberators, and several other bands.

Phil Collen, who later joined Def Leppard, and had previously been in the bands Lucy, Tush, and Dumb Blondes, was one of Girl's guitarists, except for a brief time near the end of the group's career.

Gerry Laffy was the other guitarist in the band.

Girl recorded several studio albums including Sheer Greed, Wasted Youth, and Killing Time. Sheer Greed is also the name of a band Gerry Laffy, Simon Laffy, and Pete Barnacle played in, and Phil Lewis and Phil Collen guested with, after Girl.

Gerry Laffy's brother Simon Laffy was Girl's bassist on their albums, though Mark Megary played for the band briefly before then.

Reportedly, bassist Pete Webb rehearsed with Girl briefly, but never recorded or played
read more...
Thanks to Certif1ed for the addition

GIRL MP3, Free Download/Stream

No GIRL MP3s available for streaming.

GIRL Online Videos

See all GIRL videos

Buy GIRL music

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Loretta Lynn Blue Kentucky Girl 45 VG++ Nice Stock Copy Great Flip Two Steps Loretta Lynn Blue Kentucky Girl 45 VG++ Nice Stock Copy Great Flip Two Steps USD $9.95 Buy It Now 32m
Who's That Girl Madonna Original Movie Soundtrack Audio Music Cassette Tape 1990 Who's That Girl Madonna Original Movie Soundtrack Audio Music Cassette Tape 1990 USD $3.89 Buy It Now 35m
CAROLA The Girl Who Had Everything // One More Chance Swedish 7 CAROLA The Girl Who Had Everything // One More Chance Swedish 7" single 1990 USD $9.99 (0 bids)
36m
(OK2) Frank Sinatra Count Basie My Kind of Girl UK 45 Excellent (OK2) Frank Sinatra Count Basie My Kind of Girl UK 45 Excellent USD $9.69 Buy It Now 37m
B-Movie - Nowhere Girl/Rememberance Day 12 B-Movie - Nowhere Girl/Rememberance Day 12" Single Ltd Ed #1855 USD $40.06 Buy It Now 38m
Hits From 1970, Patches,California Girl,A Rainy Night Cassette Hits From 1970, Patches,California Girl,A Rainy Night Cassette USD $5.95 Buy It Now 39m
TRUMAINS girl don't let me down U.S. VIGOR 45rpm VI-703__SOUL__ TRUMAINS girl don't let me down U.S. VIGOR 45rpm VI-703__SOUL__ USD $2.66 Buy It Now 41m
 GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING/THE ST VALENTINES DAY MASSACRE,SOUNDTRACK,INTRADA GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING/THE ST VALENTINES DAY MASSACRE,SOUNDTRACK,INTRADA USD $48.43 Buy It Now 42m
Everything But the Girl Five Fathoms 1-track Us Dj CD Everything But the Girl Five Fathoms 1-track Us Dj CD USD $8.99 Buy It Now 46m
Jane's Addiction Classic Girl [Single] - Jane's Addiction Classic Girl [Single] - USD $10.99 Buy It Now 47m
 SWEET COVER GIRL & LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN 45 RPM VINYL RECORD CAPITOL 1978 SWEET COVER GIRL & LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN 45 RPM VINYL RECORD CAPITOL 1978 USD $5.00 Buy It Now 53m
Rod Lauren - If I Had A Girl / No Wonder  45  1959  Rod Lauren - If I Had A Girl / No Wonder 45 1959 USD $1.99 Buy It Now 53m
MADONNA LIKE A VIRGIN VINYL LP MATERIAL GIRL Sire Records MADONNA LIKE A VIRGIN VINYL LP MATERIAL GIRL Sire Records USD $13.34 Buy It Now 55m
Material Girl: Rpo Plays Music of Madonna, Rpo, Good Material Girl: Rpo Plays Music of Madonna, Rpo, Good USD $1.99 Buy It Now 55m
NO 2 . CD SINGLE.TATJANA.CALENDAR GIRL.CSR CD5 0257.PICTURE DISC NO 2 . CD SINGLE.TATJANA.CALENDAR GIRL.CSR CD5 0257.PICTURE DISC USD $17.76 Buy It Now 57m
Ken Lawrence - Steel Drum Band LP EXC 1985 Jumping Jack - Girl from Ipanema Ken Lawrence - Steel Drum Band LP EXC 1985 Jumping Jack - Girl from Ipanema USD $9.60 Buy It Now 58m
OLDTIMERS - Take A Girl In Your Arms - RARE OZ CD OLDTIMERS - Take A Girl In Your Arms - RARE OZ CD USD $17.81 Buy It Now 1h 3m
rare stacy lattisaw with you and I'm not the same girl vinyl records old school rare stacy lattisaw with you and I'm not the same girl vinyl records old school USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1h 3m
Party Tyme Karaoke: Girl Pop, Vol. 3 [CD] by Sybersound (CD, May-2005,... Party Tyme Karaoke: Girl Pop, Vol. 3 [CD] by Sybersound (CD, May-2005,... USD $10.79 Buy It Now 1h 5m
Ultrafox ‎– Cloakroom Girl : Loser Friendly Records 2x7 Ultrafox ‎– Cloakroom Girl : Loser Friendly Records 2x7" USD $4.83 Buy It Now 1h 10m
TEEN 45 - DYNATONES - GIRL I'M SEARCHING FOR - BOMARC TEEN 45 - DYNATONES - GIRL I'M SEARCHING FOR - BOMARC USD $9.95 Buy It Now 1h 11m
CD • Various Artists • Girl Next • Enhanced CD • Various Artists • Girl Next • Enhanced USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1h 11m
FUNNY GIRL - B. STREISAND - CAPITOL LP - U.K. PRESSING FUNNY GIRL - B. STREISAND - CAPITOL LP - U.K. PRESSING USD $14.95 Buy It Now 1h 14m
DONNA FARGO~ LUCKIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE USA ~7&1/2 I.P.S. Reel To Reel Tape DONNA FARGO~ LUCKIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE USA ~7&1/2 I.P.S. Reel To Reel Tape USD $15.99 Buy It Now 1h 15m
Working Girl Omoikkiri Cry ! Japan CD - Japan CD 1991 Working Girl Omoikkiri Cry ! Japan CD - Japan CD 1991 USD $10.99 Buy It Now 1h 15m
TUFF GONG - TEMPO,CRAZY GIRL,GA LANG ...- Japan CD -NEW TUFF GONG - TEMPO,CRAZY GIRL,GA LANG ...- Japan CD -NEW USD $15.99 Buy It Now 1h 22m
SNSD Girl's generation japan 2nd album SNSD Girl's generation japan 2nd album"Girls & Peace"CD 2012 Pop music USD $82.99 Buy It Now 1h 22m
black solidarity 7 black solidarity 7" : ROBERT FFRENCH-rebel girl (hear) digi killer USD $32.28 Buy It Now 1h 23m
SQUEEZE - SQUEEZE - "Goodbye Girl" 1979 1st US WL PROMO 7" Single - Stereo/Mono - NEW USD $17.88 Buy It Now 1h 25m
THE SHADOWS.I MET A GIRL.COLUMBIA. 7 THE SHADOWS.I MET A GIRL.COLUMBIA. 7" VINYL SINGLE.45RPM USD $2.02 (0 bids)
1h 26m
My Favorite Girl [Single] by Dave Hollister (CD, Mar-1999, Dreamworks SKG) NEW! My Favorite Girl [Single] by Dave Hollister (CD, Mar-1999, Dreamworks SKG) NEW! USD $3.99 Buy It Now 1h 26m
If Your Girl Only Knew [Single] by Aaliyah (Cassette, Aug-1996,... If Your Girl Only Knew [Single] by Aaliyah (Cassette, Aug-1996,... USD $4.50 (0 bids)
USD $6.00 Buy It Now
1h 31m
GOODBYE GIRL Original Broadway Cast 1993 CD Marvin Hamlisch Bernadette Peters GOODBYE GIRL Original Broadway Cast 1993 CD Marvin Hamlisch Bernadette Peters USD $49.95 Buy It Now 1h 34m
SEAN PAUL CD SINGLE EVER BLAZIN' / GET WITH IT GIRL 2 TRACKS SEAN PAUL CD SINGLE EVER BLAZIN' / GET WITH IT GIRL 2 TRACKS USD $3.15 Buy It Now 1h 37m
ROB RIO - FINE YOUNG GIRL NEW CD ROB RIO - FINE YOUNG GIRL NEW CD USD $26.40 Buy It Now 1h 48m
AMANDA WILSON - SMALL TOWN GIRL NEW CD AMANDA WILSON - SMALL TOWN GIRL NEW CD USD $22.40 Buy It Now 1h 48m
# Me & My Girl  Broadway Cast CD excellent condition # Me & My Girl Broadway Cast CD excellent condition USD $1.81 Buy It Now 1h 49m
JOYCE ANDERSEN - GIRL I LEFT BEHIND NEW CD JOYCE ANDERSEN - GIRL I LEFT BEHIND NEW CD USD $27.13 Buy It Now 1h 49m
IAN PRINCE - American Girl - (7 IAN PRINCE - American Girl - (7" Vinyl PS - 1988 - Virgin VS1057) - Ex/Vg USD $4.83 Buy It Now 1h 52m
ELVIS PRESLEY - Girl Happy Soundtrack - (Vinyl LP - RCA RD-7714 - Mono) Vg+/Vg+ ELVIS PRESLEY - Girl Happy Soundtrack - (Vinyl LP - RCA RD-7714 - Mono) Vg+/Vg+ USD $20.98 Buy It Now 1h 52m
60's BEAT-TRADE MARTIN-THAT STRANGER USED TO BE MY GIRL  -COED RECORDS 60's BEAT-TRADE MARTIN-THAT STRANGER USED TO BE MY GIRL -COED RECORDS USD $8.06 (0 bids)
1h 55m
Madonna MDNA Girl Gone Wild Give Me All Your Luvin Taiwan Promo CD Single RARE Madonna MDNA Girl Gone Wild Give Me All Your Luvin Taiwan Promo CD Single RARE USD $79.99 Buy It Now 1h 58m
CLIFFIE STONE - Strummin' On the Old Banjo / My Little Girl     CAPITOL 78rpm CLIFFIE STONE - Strummin' On the Old Banjo / My Little Girl CAPITOL 78rpm USD $7.61 Buy It Now 1h 59m
MILKNAUT - Gumboots Girl - 7 MILKNAUT - Gumboots Girl - 7" USD $15.08 Buy It Now 2h 1m
Gene Chandler   -  The Girl Don't Care    -  U. K. CORAL    DEMO Gene Chandler - The Girl Don't Care - U. K. CORAL DEMO USD $56.52 Buy It Now 2h 6m
JAY WIGGINS   *    Sad Girl    *    I . P.  G.       -  60 's  Soul JAY WIGGINS * Sad Girl * I . P. G. - 60 's Soul USD $11.29 Buy It Now 2h 6m
GIRL GROUP HITS / VARIOUS NEW CD GIRL GROUP HITS / VARIOUS NEW CD USD $12.92 Buy It Now 2h 7m
DF Dub -Country Girl (CD,2003)Country Hip-Hop/Rap/Rock *Samantha Cole DF Dub -Country Girl (CD,2003)Country Hip-Hop/Rap/Rock *Samantha Cole USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 10m
MADONNA(KOREA LP 12 MADONNA(KOREA LP 12")WHO'S THAT GIRL w/INSERT Orig. '87 pressing SEALED OST/RARE USD $31.49 Buy It Now 2h 11m
Girl's Day / Everyday III (MINI ALBUM) CD NEW SEALED Girl's Day / Everyday III (MINI ALBUM) CD NEW SEALED USD $24.99 Buy It Now 2h 12m
Gary Puckett and the union Gap   Young Girl 45 rpm Record by Columbia Records Gary Puckett and the union Gap Young Girl 45 rpm Record by Columbia Records USD $4.00 (0 bids)
2h 15m
70 ' s  -  OSCAR TONEY JR  *  My Girl  *   U . K.  Contempo  70 ' s - OSCAR TONEY JR * My Girl * U . K. Contempo USD $6.44 Buy It Now 2h 16m
Regurgitator Polyester Girl Australian 4 track CD single Regurgitator Polyester Girl Australian 4 track CD single USD $6.19 Buy It Now 2h 17m
KACEY SMITH - COUNTRY GIRL NEW CD KACEY SMITH - COUNTRY GIRL NEW CD USD $23.48 Buy It Now 2h 18m
JAMIE LOU - GIRL WITH A GUN NEW CD JAMIE LOU - GIRL WITH A GUN NEW CD USD $23.48 Buy It Now 2h 18m
Anything For You-by Another Girl-1997 Limited Edition Promo Only CD Single,BMG Anything For You-by Another Girl-1997 Limited Edition Promo Only CD Single,BMG USD $7.99 Buy It Now 2h 19m
STONE THE CROWS-GOOD TIME GIRL/ON THE HIGHWAY-ORIGINAL GERMAN PS 45rpm 7 STONE THE CROWS-GOOD TIME GIRL/ON THE HIGHWAY-ORIGINAL GERMAN PS 45rpm 7" 1972 USD $11.00 Buy It Now 2h 19m
CHARLIE RICH CHARLIE RICH "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL" 1973 BIEM/STEMRA DUTCH PRESS SCARCE USED* USD $29.00 Buy It Now 2h 19m
BLONDIE - Nothing Is Real But The Girl - (2Trk Promo CD) BLONDIE - Nothing Is Real But The Girl - (2Trk Promo CD) USD $4.51 Buy It Now 2h 19m
FRESHIES - I'm In Love With Girl On Manchester Megastore... (7 FRESHIES - I'm In Love With Girl On Manchester Megastore... (7" Vinyl PS) Ex/G+ USD $5.64 Buy It Now 2h 19m
BROTHER BEYOND - The Girl I Used To Know - (4Trk CD - 1990) BROTHER BEYOND - The Girl I Used To Know - (4Trk CD - 1990) USD $6.12 Buy It Now 2h 19m
PARTY TYME KARAOKE: GIRL POP 8 / VARIOUS NEW CD PARTY TYME KARAOKE: GIRL POP 8 / VARIOUS NEW CD USD $14.72 Buy It Now 2h 26m
Abdul Wahab Madadi - Sweet Nomad Girl CD Abdul Wahab Madadi - Sweet Nomad Girl CD USD $18.39 Buy It Now 2h 27m
Parov Stelar Trio - Invisible Girl CD Parov Stelar Trio - Invisible Girl CD USD $40.49 Buy It Now 2h 31m
LYNN GOLDSMITH - CAROLINA GIRL NEW CD LYNN GOLDSMITH - CAROLINA GIRL NEW CD USD $27.51 Buy It Now 2h 32m
EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL - TAKE ME - UK 12 EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL - TAKE ME - UK 12" - 1990 FUNKY SOUL BREAKBEAT PROMO USD $4.83 Buy It Now 2h 33m
TAMMRAE - GOOD OLE COUNTRY GIRL NEW CD TAMMRAE - GOOD OLE COUNTRY GIRL NEW CD USD $21.67 Buy It Now 2h 34m
SUMITRA - INDIAN GIRL NEW CD SUMITRA - INDIAN GIRL NEW CD USD $23.48 Buy It Now 2h 34m
SPY CULT CLASSIC GIRL FROM UNCLE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK VINYL LP NM SPY CULT CLASSIC GIRL FROM UNCLE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK VINYL LP NM USD $13.95 (0 bids)
USD $21.95 Buy It Now
2h 37m
ELLEN BUKSTEL - DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL NEW CD ELLEN BUKSTEL - DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL NEW CD USD $23.86 Buy It Now 2h 41m
PRINCE - The Most Beautiful Girl In The World - MAXI SINGLE 12/45 GERMANY PRINCE - The Most Beautiful Girl In The World - MAXI SINGLE 12/45 GERMANY USD $18.99 (0 bids)
2h 41m
SHALO LEE - HOMETOWN GIRL NEW CD SHALO LEE - HOMETOWN GIRL NEW CD USD $24.21 Buy It Now 2h 41m
JENNY YOUNGMAN - THE GIRL WITH GOOD INTENTIONS NEW CD JENNY YOUNGMAN - THE GIRL WITH GOOD INTENTIONS NEW CD USD $22.02 Buy It Now 2h 41m
Bop Girl by Pat Wilson 5 Song EP 33 RPM Promo 1984 Bop Girl by Pat Wilson 5 Song EP 33 RPM Promo 1984 USD $4.99 (0 bids)
2h 44m
NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD LIGHTNING'S GIRL 7 NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD LIGHTNING'S GIRL 7" RECORD 1967 ORIGINAL USD $14.99 Buy It Now 2h 47m
Tony Ellis - Quaker Girl CD Tony Ellis - Quaker Girl CD USD $17.69 Buy It Now 2h 50m
LAVELLE Play Girl / Finallly I'm free FRENCH DISCO 45 Arranged by BACIOTTI LAVELLE Play Girl / Finallly I'm free FRENCH DISCO 45 Arranged by BACIOTTI USD $15.00 Buy It Now 2h 50m
CEst Chic! - CEst Chic!: French Girl Singers Of The 1960s CD CEst Chic! - CEst Chic!: French Girl Singers Of The 1960s CD USD $27.39 Buy It Now 2h 50m
J BRAZIL - Girl I'm Tryin - 6 track CD single J BRAZIL - Girl I'm Tryin - 6 track CD single USD $12.18 Buy It Now 2h 50m
MY GIRL (GONE, GONE GONE) chilliwack 45 MY GIRL (GONE, GONE GONE) chilliwack 45 USD $1.99 (0 bids)
2h 51m
THIS LITTLE GIRL gary u.s. bonds 45 THIS LITTLE GIRL gary u.s. bonds 45 USD $1.99 (0 bids)
2h 51m
Japan POP Girl GROUP SKE48 Banzai Venus Theater Edition CD New with OBI cd1 Japan POP Girl GROUP SKE48 Banzai Venus Theater Edition CD New with OBI cd1 USD $8.09 Buy It Now 2h 54m
Billy Garner - Brand New Girl I Got Some Pt. 1 Import-UK 7-Inch Single Record Billy Garner - Brand New Girl I Got Some Pt. 1 Import-UK 7-Inch Single Record USD $15.09 Buy It Now 2h 55m
Byron Lee And The Dragonaires(12 Byron Lee And The Dragonaires(12"Vinyl)Gimme Soca/ Soca Girl-Jamaica-D 191-Dynam USD $12.10 Buy It Now 2h 56m
Lovindeer(12 Lovindeer(12"Vinyl)Pocomania Day/ Young Girl-Canada-TSOJ -The Sound Of Jamaica-N USD $47.62 Buy It Now 2h 57m
Papa Trojan/ Lloydie Stiff(12 Papa Trojan/ Lloydie Stiff(12"Vinyl)Kill Them With It/ Jamaican Girl-UK-WED49-Wo USD $55.70 Buy It Now 2h 57m
1 Girl Nation CD 1 Girl Nation CD USD $13.09 Buy It Now 2h 57m
Various Artists - Beat Girl CD PICKWICK Various Artists - Beat Girl CD PICKWICK USD $11.49 Buy It Now 2h 57m
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD 50's Sheet music FROM THE FILM JUMBO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD 50's Sheet music FROM THE FILM JUMBO USD $12.92 Buy It Now 2h 58m
MADONNA - MATERIAL GIRL - INTO THE GROOVE - OBI JAPAN LP MADONNA - MATERIAL GIRL - INTO THE GROOVE - OBI JAPAN LP USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3h
Pharrell Williams GIRL limited edition 2014 NEW SEALED VINYL LP Pharrell Williams GIRL limited edition 2014 NEW SEALED VINYL LP USD $49.99 Buy It Now 3h
MADONNA * MATERIAL GIRL * JAPAN 7 MADONNA * MATERIAL GIRL * JAPAN 7" VINYL SINGLE * HTF! * LIKE A VIRGIN USD $35.53 Buy It Now 3h
VAN MORRISON. BROWN EYED GIRL. CD VAN MORRISON. BROWN EYED GIRL. CD USD $1.60 (0 bids)
3h
WOW! Transistor G Girl by Tokio (CD 2004) RARE! Japan! WOW! Transistor G Girl by Tokio (CD 2004) RARE! Japan! USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3h
Girl Group Sound 10 Various CD Girl Group Sound 10 Various CD USD $20.09 Buy It Now 3h
Julie London - Julie Is Her Name & Lonely Girl CD Julie London - Julie Is Her Name & Lonely Girl CD USD $11.49 Buy It Now 3h
The Family Cat. Tell 'Em We're Surfin'. Bad Girl. BGRL MLP 1. 1989. Ex/Ex The Family Cat. Tell 'Em We're Surfin'. Bad Girl. BGRL MLP 1. 1989. Ex/Ex USD $8.06 Buy It Now 3h
ERI HIRAMATSU - 7 DAYS GIRL - J-POP - OBI JAPAN CD ERI HIRAMATSU - 7 DAYS GIRL - J-POP - OBI JAPAN CD USD $14.99 Buy It Now 3h
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com
Amazon (logo)
0 results found for "GIRL"
Retry your search on Amazon.com website
No items found | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & GIRL music

GIRL Discography

GIRL albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Sheer Greed
NWoBHM 1980
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Wasted Youth
NWoBHM 1982
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Killing Time
NWoBHM 1987

GIRL EPs & splits

GIRL live albums

.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
LIVE AT THE EXPOSITION HALL OSAKA
NWoBHM 2001

GIRL demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

GIRL boxset & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
MY NUMBER: ANTHOLOGY CD
NWoBHM 2001

GIRL singles (6)

.. Album Cover
3.00 | 1 ratings
My Number
NWoBHM 1979
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Single
NWoBHM 1980
.. Album Cover
3.00 | 1 ratings
Hollywood Tease
NWoBHM 1980
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Love is a Game
NWoBHM 1980
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Thru The Twilight
NWoBHM 1981
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Old Dogs
NWoBHM 1982

GIRL movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

GIRL Reviews

GIRL Sheer Greed

Album · 1980 · NWoBHM
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Certif1ed
Sheer Glee - sweet.

11 songs of pure sleaze, directly influenced by both old and contemporary hard rock and heavy metal acts, infused with glam, but dirtier, harder and stripped down to the bare essentials without compromising the music.

From the outset, the single "Hollywood Tease" defiantly embraces the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, with a rich seam of Iron Maiden (as they were at the time) showing in the painstaking attention to detail in the fills and attitude, simultaneously recalling The Sweet in the form of hard, chugging riffs, mean, dirty vocals with catchy melodies and rich harmonies.

The Led Zeppelin styled breakdown is awesome too, with a stunning burst of shredding in the solo, and a great strip-down for what is possibly the bridge.

The main problem with Girl at the time was, as Annie Nightingale more succinctly put it, here is a hard rock / metal act comprising 5 guys in make up and a get up that looks like they raided their sister's wardrobes. The hair is a bit over-styled too.

Today this sort of thing barely raises an eyebrow, but in those post Punk and pre New-Romantic times, this was seen as overly pretentious, risque and, if you were an un-PC "true" metal fan, downright poofy.

That didn't stop Girl from raising quite an audience, and if you pay attention to the music, it's really not hard to hear why - despite yourself at times.

Because Hollywood Tease is, of course, just the beginning of the Sheer Greed album, and Girl romp through the 11 self-penned tunes, which include no less than 3 strong singles, with Sheer Glee.

"Things You Say" carries a kind of post punk, new wave, stuttering reggae vibe, and serves as a stark contrast to the heavy metal extravaganza until the breathtaking shreddery in the guitar solo - no short phrases here, this is one heck of a burst. The song wraps up with a jam-out with all manner of wooey noises and tremolo abuse.

"Lovely Lorraine" follows, a stomper that suffers in places from being a little bland, but picks up a bit with some Ramones and Cars inspiration. The guitar solo flounders a bit, but this is probably one of those that worked better live.

"Strawberries" is a real curve ball - the metal edge is all but lost, in favour of a New Wave edge a little reiniscent of David Sylvian's Japan, with a large helping of Andy Partridge's XTc mixed in for good measure. The guitar solo is suitably restrained and melodic - absolutely beautiful in places. This segues straight into Little Miss Ann, a far harder rocker straight out of The Sweet's school of how to write great songs, but with strong Aerosmith influences and a belting pair of Angus inspired solos.

"Doctor Doctor" sounds like it might have come from the later Hair metal bands, Motley Crue et al - let down a little by weedy drumming, and this theme continues with the somewhat bland "Do you Love Me". There is some sumptuous twin lead guitar playing in the latter, which doesn't develop like you'd want it to, and a beautiful chugging tone to the rhythm guitar, but that's about all you can say about it.

"Take Me Dancing" is another one that kinda drifts past a bit like a Bon Jovi filler track, while "What's up" is much more of a heads down rocker, with some intriguing clashing harmonies and thumping, running bass designed to get you up and into your funky shoes. The bridge is especially notable, a really surprising light jazz flavoured interlude followed by a funky, clean melodic solo.

There's a real surprise next, a kind of dub reggae flavoured piece, interspersed with light jazz - a bit Police inspired maybe, but with Pink Floyd overtones. A little messy in places, but some great grooving going on here, and an intriguing blend of ideas - especially when it comes to the Flamenco guitar solo.

The final single "My Number" follows, with more Cars inspiration, from the chunky, clunking bass line to the chugging guitars and off kilter harmony changes topped with simple, angular guitar lines. Extremely infectious - should carry a Government health warning.

To round the album off is "Heartbreak America", another song that reminds me of The Sweet on one of their experimental tips. Some magnificent melodic soloing in here, which I really like, given that the guitarist has proven himself a more than competent shredder on other tracks, but hasn't got carried away and let rip all over everything.

In summary, a patchy album, with rather too much bland, forgettable mush, but where it's strong, it's very, very strong, with some more than competent performances showcasing musicianship far beyond that of most of their NWoBHM peers, Iron Maiden included. In between the mush and the dazzling showmanship, there's also some very capable cutting edge songcrafting going on, and an applaudably bold approach to bringing diverse genres into the mix, giving the impression that this band was one with a huge amount of potential - but not entirely within the metal domain.

GIRL My Number

Single · 1979 · NWoBHM
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Certif1ed
Annie Nightingale once observantly remarked that, inexplicably, the band Girl are all boys.

One of those boys at this time was Phil Collen, who would go on to assist Def Leppard in their skywards catapult to the big time.

The song, My Number, is a sleazy, drawling affair with truck loads of attitude, with far more in common with The Sweet, The Cars or even the New Romantics than the NWoBHM movement.

Nonetheless, that driving bass, and now familiar Def Leppard riff structuring sits well with the sparse arrangement and diamond sharp guitar screaming. I'm not convinced by the synth noise in the chorus, but the rest of the song is catchy, quirky and plain fun, even if there's not too much mileage in the headbang department.

Girl would go on to produce far superior material to this interesting debut, and singer Phil Lewis would later sing for L.A. Guns, New Torpedos, Torme, Filthy Lucre, The Liberators, and many others.

The most inexplicable thing for me is why the B side of this single is the same as the A side - what a rip-off!

GIRL Movies Reviews

No GIRL movie reviews posted yet.

GIRL Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

GIRL Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Sad Wings Of Destiny Traditional heavy metal
JUDAS PRIEST
Buy this album from our partners
Paranoid Traditional heavy metal
BLACK SABBATH
Buy this album from our partners
Symbolic Death Metal
DEATH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Requiem Progressive Metal
KRAKEN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Hymns of Ahriman Death Metal
ONTOGENY
Buy this album from MMA partners
Going Nowhere Progressive Metal
BOUNCING THE OCEAN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Scare Force One Glam Metal
LORDI
Buy this album from MMA partners
Theta Healing (Through The Poison) Traditional heavy metal
LAST FRONTIER
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

The Beyond Chronicles
COLOSSUS
Bosh66· 21 hours ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online