Legacy

Legacy

by Girlschool
     
 

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Girlschool's 2008 lineup -- Kim McAuliffe on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Enid Williams on lead vocals and bass, Denise Dufort on drums, and Jackie Chambers on lead guitar -- has described Legacy as both a 30th anniversary recording and a tribute to Kelly Johnson, who was the band's lead guitarist from 1978-1984 and 1993-2000…  See more details below

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Girlschool's 2008 lineup -- Kim McAuliffe on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Enid Williams on lead vocals and bass, Denise Dufort on drums, and Jackie Chambers on lead guitar -- has described Legacy as both a 30th anniversary recording and a tribute to Kelly Johnson, who was the band's lead guitarist from 1978-1984 and 1993-2000 before dying of spinal cancer in 2007 at the age of 49. It was in 1978 -- 30 years before the release of Legacy -- that the band changed its name from Painted Lady to Girlschool and provided its first single, "Take It All Away," and McAuliffe, Williams, and Dufort were all members of Girlschool back then (Chambers is a 2000 arrival). This 2008 release is definitely one of Girlschool's more consistent efforts; longtime fans will be glad to hear how focused and inspired they sound on melodic yet hard-driving tracks such as "Still Waters," "From the Other Side," "Everything's the Same," and "Zeitgeist," all of which are quite faithful to the classic Girlschool sound of the late '70s and '80s. Legacy, unlike most Girlschool albums, features its share of guests; former Motörhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clark is heard on a cover of Motörhead's "Metropolis," while longtime Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister appears on "Don't Talk to Me." Singer Ronnie James Dio and guitarist Tony Iommi (who performed together in Black Sabbath in the early 1980s) are reunited when they join Girlschool on one of two versions of "I Spy," and guitarist Jay Jay French (of Twisted Sister fame) solos on "Spend Spend Spend." But Girlschool's members are, of course, Legacy's main attraction, and they bring plenty of passion and enthusiasm to this engaging anniversary disc.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2008
Label:
Steamhammer Us
UPC:
0693723927329
catalogNumber:
92732
Rank:
205007

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Girlschool   Primary Artist
"Fast" Eddie Clarke   Guitar,Soloist
Ronnie James Dio   Vocals
Denise Dufort   Drums,Background Vocals
Tony Iommi   Guitar
Kelly Johnson   Percussion,Guest Appearance
Lemmy   Bass Guitar,Triangle,Vocals
Kim McAuliffe   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Neil Murray   Bass,Bass Guitar
Eddie Ojeda   Guitar,Soloist
Enid Williams   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Phil Campbell   Guitar,Soloist
Lemmy Kilmister   Bass,Triangle,Vocals
Jackie Chambers   Guitar,Background Vocals
J.J. French   Guitar

Technical Credits

Girlschool   Audio Production
Motörhead   Composer
Denise Dufort   Composer
Kim McAuliffe   Composer
Rudy Sarzo   Vocal Engineer
Enid Williams   Composer
Lemmy Kilmister   Composer
Tim Hamill   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Kai Swillus   Artwork

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