Category: GIRL

SHEER GREED (ex Girl, feat Phil Collen) – Sublime To The Ridiculous [Japan Edition]

As requested, here’s ”Sublime To The Ridiculous‘, the only studio album released by SHEER GREED, a short-lived British hard rock band formed in 1992 by former Girl members Gerry Laffy, Simon Laffy and Pete Barnacle. The band was named after the GIRL album Sheer Greed.
Recorded at DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott’s house/studio in Dublin and engineered by the band’s house engineer Pete Woodroffe, the album’s executive producer was Def Lepp Phil Collen, who also contributed several guitar solos and vocals.
”Sublime To The Ridiculous” was made exactly 10 years after GIRL split up and has been the nearest thing that will (likely) ever be to a reunion.
There’s a guest appearance from LA GUNS’ Philip Lewis on…

SHEER GREED (ex Girl) – Live In London [Japan Edition]

As requested, here’s ”Live In London”, the live record SHEER GREED released only in Asia a year after their only studio album ”Sublime To The Ridiculous’, featuring DEF LEPPARD’s Phil Collen.
SHEER GREED was formed by ex GIRL members Gerry Laffy, bother Simon Laffy and Pete Barnacle. The band played a lot of gigs between 1992-93, so it’s really strange their albums weren’t released in Europe.
”Live In London” documents SHEER GREED hot performance on stage, augmented with the addition of lead guitarist Neil Gabbitas.
Rare album, out of print.

GIRL (Phil Collen) – Wasted Youth [HNE 6xCD Expanded Box Set] (2020)

This HNE / Cherry Red release of GIRL’s “Wasted Youth [6xCD Expanded Box Set]” includes the classic ‘Wasted Youth’ remastered album plus 5 CDs of previously unreleased rarities and live recordings. Featuring future Def Leppard guitarist Collen, GIRL was a band ahead of its time. They rocked hard enough to capitalize on the burgeoning New Wave Of British Heavy Metal...

GIRL (Phil Collen) – Sheer Greed [HNE 2xCD Remastered & Unreleased] (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*

HNE / Cherry Red Records has released the definitive, expanded edition of GIRL’s “Sheer Greed”, including 3 bonus tracks and a bonus disc with the previously unreleased Girl’s concert at the Exposition Hall, Osaka, Japan in May 1982 on their final tour. Perhaps British rockers Girl are best remembered by many for including future Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen or...

VA – Lightning To The Nations; NWOBHM 25th Anniversary Collection (Disc 3)

The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (N.W.O.B.H.M.) was a musical movement that somehow saved – or revitalized if you want – the languishing metal / hard rock scene at the end of the Seventies, and cemented the ’80s sound for the genre during the entire decade. The excellent 3-CD box “Lightnin’ To The Nations: NWOBHM 25th Anniversary Collection” comprises...

GIRL – Wasted Youth [Rock Candy remastered 2CD] (2016)

GIRL – Wasted Youth [Rock Candy remastered 2CD] (2016)

We already featured here the first album by UK rockers GIRL remastered by Rock Candy Records, now it’s time for the band’s second effort “Wasted Youth“, released in a true collector’s edition including a bonus disc featuring Girl’s hot performance Live At The Marquee. Crashing awkwardly into a scene that was almost exclusively primed for down and dirty hard rock,...

DEF LEPPARD – Pyromania [Japan SHM-CD remastered]

Warming up for the upcoming Hysteria huge reissue, here’s more DEF LEPPARD classics in a high quality Japanese SHM-CD pressing. It’s time for a remaster of the great “Pyromania”, the album that changed it all for Def Leppard. It’s the first to feature guitarist Phil Collen who replaced founding member Pete Willis, and a shift away from the band’s hard...

GIRL (Phil Collen) – Sheer Greed [Rock Candy remastered +3] (2016)

GIRL (Phil Collen) – Sheer Greed [Rock Candy remastered +3] (2016)

Perhaps British rockers GIRL are best remembered by many for including future Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen or L.A. Guns frontman Phil Lewis, but this was a band which influenced many acts to come, in many ways. Rock Candy Records has finely remastered their best effort, the rocking “Sheer Greed” including 2 bonus tracks. Girl exploded into the UK scene...