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Girlschool - Nightmare At Maple Cross / Take A Bite album review

Album Review

NWOBHM’s scene queens get their bite back

As the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal broke against the cosmetic cliffs of new romanticism, you’d think Girlschool – its most glamorous proponents – would have been best equipped to surf on to success. Instead, in the wake of their Top 5 peak with 1981’s Hit And Run album, the fem-metal icons floundered amid shifting line-ups and labels, misjudged collaborations with Slade, failed stabs at America and bad reviewer puns about being “just prefect!”.

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