Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Digitally remastered reissue of the 1980 debut album by this British glam metal act featuring Phil Collen of Def Leppard & Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns. 12 tracks, including a cover of KISS' anthemic 'Do You Love Me'. Also fea... more »
Digitally remastered reissue of the 1980 debut album by this British glam metal act featuring Phil Collen of Def Leppard & Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns. 12 tracks, including a cover of KISS' anthemic 'Do You Love Me'. Also features the original cover art. 1999 release.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The delicate Strawberries and Passing Clouds with a slightly funky Little Miss Anne, they just don't make records like this anymore. In the days of post punk there was Girl and Hanoi Rocks keeping the flag flying. While the follow up Wasted Youth is a little slicker this album is arguably the best glam record of the early 80's and went on to inspire many sunset strip hair bands. Less cheesy than P.Colins work with Def Lep this is UK Glam meets Areosmith or the Stones. If you like this album why not check out singer Phil Lewis's work with Torme, Filthy Lucre or his more recent solo recordings "More Purple Than Black" and Acess Denied (also as the Liberators).Had the timing and recod company been right this band would have been bigger than GnR."
Ian | 01/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Through the Twilight, Sweet Kids, Nice and Nasty and Heartbreak America are those hard hitting rock tracks like those that are often found on Areosmith records. Injected with UK glam and a slight punk element Girl were one of the pioneers of what became known as Sleaze. Fans of the first record may also with to track down Gerry Laffy's Money & the Magic and singer Philip Lewis in Torme, Filthy Lucre and L.A Guns.Take Me dancing and Old Dogs remain among my favourite all time songs."
Boys giving Girl a good name.
Ian | Buffalo | 08/16/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I remember listening to Girl some time back,and it was great to listen to the foundations of sleaze in it's embryonic state.
I would advise music lover's that time and the obscurity of these releases make them way to expensive for anyone who is not already a fully committed fan of the group or this style of music in it's infancy.
I also think they are a great story in that members of this band all moved on to new things.
In the case of Phil Collen whether you enjoy Def Leppard or not he took a quantum leap,and even in Girl his guitar skill is an obvious highlight.
Phil Lewis with L.A Guns really took the sleaze route but it is the early albums with this outfit that are really worth hearing.