Girls With Guitars Know Why!

: VV. AA.
: LP
: Ace


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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. Compilation and note by Mick Patrick.


A1.   Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Look For Me Baby - 2:16
A2.   Debbie Williams & The Unwritten Law - Love Seems So Hard To Find - 2:39
A3.   The Belles - Melvin - 2:27
A4.   Glenda Collins - Thou Shalt Not Steal - 2:13
A5.   The Chymes - Quite A Reputation - 1:52
A6.   The Rums & Coke - Glad All Over - 2:33
A7.   Sandy Edmonds - Come See Me - 2:31
B1.   Denise - Boy, What'll You Do Then - 2:27
B2.   The Chicks - The Rebel Kind - 2:29
B3.   The Wrongh Black Bag - I Don't Know Why - 2:20
B4.   The Bea's - Nothing Can Go Wrong - 2:36
B5.   The Debutantes - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - 2:40
B6.   She - Piece Of You - 2:21
B7.   Girls Take Over - Stardust Come Back - 3:41