Screaming Blue Murder (Girlschool album)

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Screaming Blue Murder
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Studio album by Girlschool
Released 7 June 1982
Recorded February-March 1982
Studio Surrey Sound Studio, Leatherhead, England
Genre Heavy metal
Length 31:07
68:22 (re-issue)
Label Bronze (UK)
Mercury (U.S.)
Producer Nigel Gray
Girlschool chronology
Wildlife EP
(1982)
Screaming Blue Murder
(1982)
1-2-3-4 Rock and Roll
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 4/10[2]

Screaming Blue Murder is the third studio album by British heavy metal band, Girlschool. It was released on Bronze Records in 1982, and featured one line-up change in bassist Ghislaine 'Gil' Weston, formerly of The Killjoys, replacing the recently departed founding-member Enid Williams. Nigel Gray, who had previously worked with The Police, produced the album.

The original vinyl issue had the lyrics printed on the inner-sleeve, although in the UK initial copies were accidentally shipped with a plain, generic liner. Rock-magazine Kerrang! relayed, from Bronze Records, the advice to write to the label in order that they could post the missing lyric-bag by return.

The UK-release was somewhat delayed, and the band had already started their 20-date UK tour, which ran through May 1982.

Castle Music issued what is considered the definitive edition of the CD 14 June 2004, adding eleven bonus tracks and extensive sleevenotes by Record Collector magazine's Joe Geesin. The album had previously been issued on a 2-on-1 CD in the UK, coupled with Play Dirty; that release (LOMA CD4) featured no bonus material.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Screaming Blue Murder" (Kelly Johnson, Kim McAuliffe, Gil Weston) – 3:34
  2. "Live with Me" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 3:20
  3. "Take It from Me" (McAuliffe, Johnson, Weston, Denise Dufort) – 2:51
  4. "Wildlife" (Johnson, McAuliffe, Enid Williams) – 2:48
  5. "Turns Your Head Around" (McAuliffe, Johnson) – 3:08
Side two
  1. "Don't Call It Love" (McAuliffe, Johnson) – 3:42
  2. "Hellrazor" (McAuliffe, Johnson, Weston, Dufort) – 2:38
  3. "When Your Blood Runs Cold" (Johnson, McAuliffe, Weston) – 3:23
  4. "You Got Me" (McAuliffe, Johnson) – 3:16
  5. "Flesh & Blood" (McAuliffe, Johnson, Weston, Dufort) – 2:27
2004 remastered CD edition bonus tracks
  1. "Don't Stop" (McAuliffe, Johnson, Williams, Dufort) – 2:43 (B-side of the EP Wildlife, with Enid Williams on lead vocals)
  2. "Screaming Blue Murder" – 3:48
  3. "You Got Me" – 3:45
  4. "When Your Blood Runs Cold" – 4:08
  5. "Hit and Run" (McAuliffe, Johnson) – 3:04
  6. "Turns Your Head Around" – 3:48
  7. "Wildlife" – 2:46
  8. "Take It All Away" (McAuliffe) – 3:37
  9. "Emergency" (McAuliffe, Johnson, Williams, Dufort) – 3:44
  10. "C'mon Let's Go" (McAuliffe, Johnson) – 3:15
  11. "Tush" (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) – 2:37
  • Tracks 12–21 are a BBC Radio 1 In Concert broadcast, recorded live in London 9 June 1982. These tracks had not been commercially available before.

Credits[edit]

Band members
  • Kim McAuliffe – rhythm guitar, lead vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8
  • Kelly Johnson – lead guitar, lead vocals on tracks 1, 4, 6, 9
  • Enid Williams – bass, lead vocals on track 11
  • Gil Weston – bass, lead vocals on tracks 7, 10
  • Denise Dufort – drums
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Girlschool Screaming Blue Murder review". 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. ^ "Girlschool - Screaming Blue Murder". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 

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