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Girlschool - "Burning In The Heat Of Love "
Girlschool are a British heavy metal band originating out of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene in 1978 and frequently associated with contemporaries Motörhead. They are the longest running all-female rock band, still active after more than 30 years. Formed from a school band called Painted Lady, Girlschool enjoyed strong media exposure and commercial success in the UK in the early 1980s with three albums of "punk-tinged metal' and a few singles, but rapidly lost their momentum in the following years.
In the 1990s and 2000s, they concentrated their efforts on live shows and tours, reducing considerably the production of studio albums. During their long career, Girlschool travelled all over the world, playing in many rock and metal festivals and co-headlining with or supporting some of the most important hard rock and heavy metal bands. They maintain a worldwide cult following and are considered an inspiration for many succeeding female bands. Despite frequent changes of line-up, original members Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams and Denise Dufort are still in the band to this day. The other original member, lead guitarist and singer Kelly Johnson, died of cancer in 2007.
singer Kelly Johnson
1983 - 1985: American sirens
Back in England, the routine of recording, touring and promotional work started again, but the strain was wearing out Kelly Johnson, who was also tired of the music the band had been playing for four years without a break.The other members struggled to convince her to stay and the chance to record with British celebrities Noddy Holder and Jim Lea as producers persuaded the guitarist to carry on with Girlschool. Holder and Lea, returned to great fame in Great Britain with their rock band Slade, were convinced to produce only a single, with the rest of the album to be recorded in Los Angeles with Quiet Riot producer Spencer Proffer. The band decided instead to record their fourth studio album in North London with the two Slade members, changing sensibly both their appearance and their musical style to appeal to a large American audience, which Bronze considered more oriented toward AOR and glam rock than to the 'biker metal' Girlschool had produced before. Play Dirty, released in October 1983, is an album with a very polished sound, filled with keyboards, choruses and melodies, but it lacks much of the aggression and power of the preceding works. The album contains covers of two Slade songs and of T.Rex’ "20th Century Boy", released also as single. The album failed to enter the top 50 chart in the UK and had a lukewarm reception by fans and critics at home. A struggle between Bronze and PolyGram for the worldwide contract of the band resulted also in poor promotion for the album in the USA. Moreover, a disastrous performance at Wembley Arena supporting ZZ Top did not help Girlschool's already degraded image in Great Britain.
Slade - Burning in the heat of love Lyrics
Sun's above the fire below The earth is quaking shimmy shaking to and fro And if in doubt you check it out This crazy thing called love the fuss is all about Chorus I'm burning in the heat driven by the beat Can't you see I'm burning in the heat of love I'm burning in the heat driven by the beat Can't you see I'm burning in the heat of love I'm cool above I'm hot below My knees are knocking shocking tremeloe We wined and dined in 69 This red hot pleasing shot a tingle right up my spine Chorus I'm burning in the heat driven by the beat Can't you see I'm burning in the heat of love I'm burning in the heat driven by the beat I'm burning in the heat of love Break Hey you over there I remember your eyes You look so good when they were closed I'm smoking above and I'm steaming below My back is aching busy making ecstasy flow And taking a tip well I finally got hip The only real L.O.V.E. is caught in my zip ow Chorus I'm burning in the heat driven by the beat Can't you see I'm burning in the heat of love I'm burning in the heat driven by the beat I'm burning in the heat of love I'm burning burning burning burning I'm burning in the heat of love I'm burning in the fire that's my desire I'm burning in the heat of love Get lucky you teaser Are you gonna give us some lip Ooh I like your mind It's your body I can't stand