Emergency

Album: Demolition (1980)
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  • Running to a mere 2 minutes 47 seconds, "Emergency" was co-written by the original band members drummer Denise Dufort, lead guitarist Kelly Johnson, Kim McAuliffe, and Enid Williams. It was released on the Bronze label in 1980 backed by "Furniture Fire". Girlschool's second single release was described by one reviewer from MetalMusicArchives as having "the chorus '911 Emergency' repeated over and over". Actually it's 999 in the UK! "Emergency" is also the 8th track on the band's debut album. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • The song was one of the tracks on the split EP St. Valentine's Day Massacre, which Girlschool recorded with Motörhead. However, it was Lemmy and company that performed this tune on the disc, though Girlschool's Denise Dufort played drums as Motörhead's stickman Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor was recovering from a neck injury. The EP reached #5 in the UK Single Chart in February 1981 and was certified silver - the best sale performance for the band.

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