Professionally filmed video footage of GIRLSCHOOL‘s performance at this year’s edition of the Hellfestfestival, which was held June 15-17 in Clisson, France, can be seen below.
As previously reported, an e-book in the words of late GIRLSCHOOL guitarist Bernadette Jean “Kelly” Johnson and that of her friends will be released later this month. Details on how to buy the book will be announced very soon.
GIRLSCHOOL recently issued a re-recorded version of its classic second album, “Hit And Run”, complemented by two awesome bonus tracks. Available in Europe since last September, “Hit And Run – Revisited” was released in the U.S. on January 24 via UDR in three versions: a CD digipak, a regular jewel case CD and a vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve.
Following its original release, “Hit And Run” instantly hit it big. The album climbed the charts fast in America and Canada (even making the gold mark!), made No. 5 in the U.K. and opened the doors to major venues for GIRLSCHOOL.
Naturally, re-recording their classic under ideal studio conditions brought back memories for GIRLSCHOOL of days gone by. At the same time, the musicians took the artistic liberty of updating a number of arrangements. Guitarist/singer Kim McAuliffe says, “We’ve made quite a few changes. But I’m not gonna say anything about them because we’re hoping that our fans will notice for themselves, just to see how well they know the original ones. But, of course, it’s a different sound, we have Jackie [Chambers, guitar] play now, obviously, instead of [late GIRLSCHOOL guitarist] Kelly [Johnson], and also again, studio-wise it’s just a completely different experience because the technology now is incredible compared to what we had in those days.”