Running Wild (album)

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Running Wild
Girlschool running wild.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 February 1985
RecordedDecember 1984-January 1985
StudioAir Studios and Battery Studios, London,
The Manor, Oxfordshire, England
GenreHeavy metal
ProducerNick Tauber
Girlschool chronology
Play Dirty
Running Wild
Nightmare at Maple Cross
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal3/10[2]
Kerrang!2.5/5 stars[3]

Running Wild is the fifth studio album by the British heavy metal band Girlschool, released on Mercury Records in 1985.

It is the only studio work released as a five-piece group by Girlschool, after original lead guitarist Kelly Johnson had left the band. Vocals duties on the album are shared by Jackie Bodimead and Kim McAuliffe.

Running Wild was released only in America. It was produced by Nick Tauber, previously known for his work with Thin Lizzy, Marillion, and Toyah.

"Do You Love Me?" is a cover of the song from Kiss' album Destroyer (1976).[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Let Me Go" (Kim McAuliffe, Jackie Bodimead, Cris Bonacci) – 3:48
  2. "Running Wild" (McAuliffe, Bodimead, Bonacci) – 4:40
  3. "Do You Love Me?" (Paul Stanley, Kim Fowley, Bob Ezrin) – 3:19
  4. "Something for Nothing" (McAuliffe, Bodimead, Bonacci, Denise Dufort, Gil Weston-Jones) – 3:18
  5. "Are You Ready?" (McAuliffe, Bodimead, Bonacci, Dufort, Weston-Jones) – 3:37
Side two
  1. "Nowhere to Run" (McAuliffe, Bodimead, Bonacci) – 3:43
  2. "I Want You Back" (McAuliffe, Bodimead, Bonacci) – 4:33
  3. "Nasty Nasty" (McAuliffe, Bodimead, Bonacci, Dufort, Weston-Jones) – 2:46
  4. "Love Is a Lie" (McAuliffe, Bodimead, Bonacci, Dufort, Weston-Jones) – 3:09
  5. "Can't You See?" (McAuliffe, Bodimead, Bonacci, Dufort, Weston-Jones) – 4:55


Band members
  • Jackie Bodimead – lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • Kim McAulliffe – rhythm guitar, lead vocals on tracks 3, 8, backing vocals,
  • Cris Bonacci – lead guitar
  • Gil Weston-Jones – bass
  • Denise Dufort – drums


  1. ^ "Girlschool Running Wild". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 133. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ Johnson, Howard (1985-10-03). "Girlschool - Running Wild". Kerrang!. No. 104. p. 14.
  4. ^ "Girlschool - Running Wild". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-03-14.

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