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Catholic Girls
Catholic Girls
Catholic Girls
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Catholic Girls
Title: Catholic Girls
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Renaissance
Original Release Date: 4/6/1999
Release Date: 4/6/1999
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 630428022126

CD Reviews

More attitude on this CD then all of Lilith Fair!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD may be a re-release, but Gail Petersen's songs hold up better today then the so-called new feminist bands of the '90s. Pop songs with guts, emotion and telling it like it is, is what this CD is all about. The Go-Go's were musical light-weights compared to the musicianship and attitude expressed by Catholic Girls. It may be time for the ladies of the '90s to take a look back and pay homage to one of the greatest pioneering "all female bands" of the '80s. Without bands like the Catholic Girls many of the doors that were closed to women musicians would still be locked tight. If there had been no Catholic Girls in the '80s there might not be a Lilth Fair in the '90s.Move over ladies of the '90s the Catholic Girls are back to reclaim what should have been rightfully theirs!"
More than just a re-release
Rock Lad | NJ United States | 11/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A lot of the reviews here quite rightfully praise the re-release of the Catholic Girls 1982 album. But there are 8 newer tracks as well that are even more impressive! "Don't Stop" has "HIT" written all over it. Insistent, pulsing bass intro, great chorus which builds in intensity each successive time (and stays with you for days), dynamite power chord after the guitar solo, and the most yearning vocal yet from Gail Peterson. And, although it may not be their target audience, a proper 12-inch remix would even make this track workable in some dance clubs! "Back to Russia" is great also, starting at full-throttle with a mercurial, nearly-2-minute intro that features a dynamite synth-dominated crescendo, followed by some well-timed guitar-riffs. And again, that's just the intro! Up next is "Don't Lose Me Now" which smokes like a runaway train. Aw heck...ALL these tracks are impeccably produced; both elaborate, cystalline and atmospheric, fulfilling the drama musically that is often found in the lyrics. If there's any other band out there that's offered material this versatile, tight, potent, and transcendent, I'd like to know who! And while these songs may not be indicative of the next direction for the Catholic Girls, they will make you want to be sure that you don't miss the ride."
Welcome back
Nghia Do | S Georgia | 10/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I haven't heard this CD yet, but it seems that the first ten songs are from the old album in 1983, which I bought at a discount bin in 1985. I have enjoyed that album for years, and just recently came across it again, like a month ago. So I am now enjoying the ablum all over again. (Even the cover was from the old album, I think.)This is excellent pick-me-up music that I can relate to (even though, being a guy, I am a subject of their music). I play it all the time driving to and from work."