Some video clips (not hosted on YouTube) of Girlschool in action:
This is a music video that Girlschool made to promote their single Running Wild.
This is Emergency - a track that first included on Girlschool's debut album Demolition in 1980.
This was the track (on the album Demolition) that first attracted me to Girlschool. Originally performed by the "founder members" of Girlschool: Enid Williams, Kim McAuliffe, Denise Dufort and Kelly Johnson - this track has been re-recorded and released several times and is - quite rightly - a staple of the Girlschool live set.
In this video clip - again from the 1984 live Camden Palace performance - Cris Bonacci takes lead guitar, with Gil Weston on bass guitar, Kim on second guitar, Denise on drums and Jackie (Bodimead) on vocals.
What makes this particular video among my very favourite Girlschool clips is the outstanding bass playing from Gil Weston and the always outstanding Cris Bonacci's lead guitar.
This is Running Wild - which was released as a single for Girlschool (in the US) in 1984.
The Girlschool Bandography has this to say about Running Wild:
The resulting album Running Wild, sported ten keyboard-laden tracks much different from Girlschool’s most successful music. The record label decided to publish the album only in the USA in February 1985, but actually gave little support to its marketing. The review of the magazine Kerrang! reflects the opinions of Dufort and McAuliffe, which described years later the album as rubbish or even worse.
Running Wild had insignificant sales on the US market, not representing the breakthrough the band and the label had hoped for. A live performance of Girlschool as a quintet at Camden Palace in London was taped for the VHS Play Dirty Live, which was released in 1985 and reissued on DVD with the title Live from London in 2005.
The video is part of that performance at Camden Palace in 1984. 1984 was noteable for Girlschool as both Jaquie Bodimead and Cris Bonacci joined the band on vocals\keyboard and lead guitar respectively.
Cris Bonacci remained associated with the band until 1992.
There are a number of videos posted on YouTube (mainly thanks to Craig) that show Girlschool performing from the '80's through to present day. There are several videos here for you to enjoy.
These videos are hosted by YouTube - therefore they may be subject to removal at any time without notice!