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Rock Goddess - This Time

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LONG AWAITED, BRAND NEW ALBUM, THIS TIME IS RELEASED MARCH 1ST 2019 ON CD, VINYL AND DIGITAL Rock Goddess. You could call them an all-female British heavy metal band but that doesn't really do them justice. Because while this is certainly true, they transcend gender and nationality, being one of the most significant, uncompromising and celebrated hard rock/metal bands of the past four decades. It all started in Wandsworth, South London during 1977. Featuring Jody Turner (guitar/vocals) and her younger sister Julie (drums). At the time, they were 13 and nine years old, respectively. But guided by their father/manager John, a respected name on the London music scene, they immediately proved there was real talent, ambition and intent in their vision for a cogent band. With a line-up completed by bassist Tracey Lamb (a school friend), the trio began to get noticed. They briefly flirted with the idea of adding a second guitarist to the line-up both Donnica Colman and Jackie Apperley but it was as a three-piece that Rock Goddess worked best. And after a landmark appearance at the Reading Festival in 1982 (on a bill headlined by Iron Maiden and also featuring Gary Moore and Blackfoot), they got a record deal with A&M. A year later, the band's self-titled, debut was released, charting at number 65, and showing that they had the quality and power to compete with any of the NWOBHM bands making an impact at the time. Produced by Vic Maile (who had previously recorded a demo with the band, and had also worked with Motörhead and Girlschool), the album had influences from The Runaways, AC/DC and the aforementioned Motörhead, but it was obvious that here was a band who had their own style. Songs like the anthemic 'Heavy Metal Rock 'N' Roill' and the more compact 'My Angel' (which got to number 64 in the UK singles chart) proved there was class and grit about this lot. Later that year, Dee O'Malley replaced Lamb. She also brought a keyboard sensibility to the band, which gave them an extra dimension (again, they had thought about adding another guitarist, with Kat Burbella taking the role for a short time). This came through on second album 'Hell Hath No Fury'. Produced by Chris Tsangarides, it was released in October '83, hitting the Top 100 in the UK, as the single 'I Didn't Love You (Till I Saw You Rock And Roll)', which made it to number 57 in the British chart. The band definitely retained their crucial edge, but showed they were maturing as musicians and songwriters. This also came through at the end of the year, when Rock Goddess co-headlined a hugely successful British tour with label mates Y&T. And this was followed by tours across Europe supporting both Iron Maiden and Def Leppard. There was little doubt by now that the band were not merely consistent, quality performers, but were moving forward and had the respect of peers and fans alike. In 1986, as they prepared for an American tour, O'Malley now pregnant left. In her stead, bassist Julia Longman and keyboard player Becky Axten were brought in to the line-up. However, O'Malley was featured on the band's third album, 'Young And Free'. This was released in France during 1987 by JID, following Rock Goddess' departure from A&M. It was co-produced by Paul Samson and Jo Julian and recorded in '85. But later in '87, the band split up, due to various problems. But there was never any doubt about the band's legacy. In anything, in their absence the reputation grew. And in March 2013, the classic trio of the Turner sisters and Lamb officially reunited; there had been talk about this happening four years earlier, but this didn't materialise in the end. If anybody had doubts of the sense in the band getting back together, then some barnstorming live performances totally dispelled these.

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SKU 125322
Envelope state New
Release 05.04.2019
FSK FSK Ungeprüft
New / 2nd Hand New
Released on Cargo Records
Interpreter Rock Goddess
State N/A
Year of publication 2019
EAN 5055869569521
Format LP