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GIRLSCHOOL Live From London
Iguana Project IPDVD002 (2005)
Forgettable chapter of top girl band who continue to improve with age.....

With the current band planning their own official DVD, they could probably do without the appearance of this December 1984 set, when the band expanded to a five piece; an ill fated era.

Joining mainstays Denise Dufort and guitarist Kim McAuliffe were bassist Gil Weston, guitarist Cris Bonacci and vocalist/keyboard player Jaki Bodimead. This line-up were still promoting the excellent Play Dirty album so as well as all the usual hits (Hit And Run and CíMon Letís Go to name but a couple) we also get Play Dirty and Running For Cover. And for the collector thereís a couple of tracks from the following yearís Running Wild album, an LP that got a limited US release and a quick withdrawal.

Excellent though that album is, it just wasnít Girlschool, so the band donít mention it now. More so itís the live performances (if this is anything to go by) Iím sure the band would rather forget. Compared to the recent and very successful tours, this is just lame. Half hearted, weak, and like the haircuts, embarrassing.

An important part of the bandís history but unless youíre an absolute completist, avoid and save your money for more recent and vastly superior product.

***

Review by Joe Geesin

***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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