A collection of guitar-wielding all-girl bands, drop-dead female frat rock, garage girls and axe-centric she-pop from the 60s. 14 hot nuggets, each one hand-picked with vinyl lovers in mind.
Features a bevy of genuine all-girl bands – namely Goldie & the Gingerbreads from the environs of New York; the Debutantes from Detroit; Florida’s the Belles; the Rums & Coke and Girls Take Over, both from Wisconsin; and Ace favourites She from California, all of whom give their male counterparts a good run for their money. The Belles, incidentally, released only one record – a killer rendition of Them’s ‘Gloria’, gender-switched as ‘Melvin’ – before drifting apart, never dreaming that copies of the disc would one day change hands for $500 a pop.
Some of the other girls receive help from male colleagues. Glenda Collins, for example, is backed by producer Joe Meek’s favoured house band the Outlaws featuring guitarist Richie Blackmore; Merseyside ex-pat Sandy Edmonds is accompanied by the Pleazers, New Zealand’s answer to the Pretty Things; and teenage trio the Chymes are supported by the Turtles.
Pressed on 180g transparent violet vinyl, with a swanky inner bag sporting a fact-filled 4,000-word track commentary and an array of rare photos.
A1 Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Look For Me Baby
A2 Debbie Williams & The Unwritten Law - Love Seems So Hard To Find
A3 The Belles - Melvin
A4 Glenda Collins - Thou Shalt Not Steal
A5 The Chymes - Quite A Reputation
A6 The Rums & Coke - Glad All Over
A7 Sandy Edmonds - Come See Me
B1 Denise - Boy, What'll You Do Then
B2 The Chicks - The Rebel Kind
B3 The Wrongh Black Bag - I Don't Know Why
B4 The Bea's - Nothig Can Go Wrong
B5 The Debutantes - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
B6 She - Piece Of You
B7 Girls Take Over - Stardust Come Back
VARIOUS LP Girls With Guitars Know Why! (Transparent Violet Coloured Vinyl)
Label: Ace – HIQLP 071
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Transparent violet
Released: 31 Jul 2020