Girl: Wasted Youth, 6CD Expanded Box Set

Girl: Wasted Youth, 6CD Expanded Box Set

6th January 2020 0 By John Deaux

Girl are a much overlooked band that features the unmistakable talents of vocalist Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns) and Phil Collen who went on to Def Leppard.

Wasted Youth was their 2nd studio album. Although it was a fairly decent follow up to their debut Sheer Greed, it just didn’t match up commercially to Sheer Greeds success.

This new version of Wasted Youth is massive. Not only has the main album been preserved along with the 1997 compilation Killing Time. There’s 4 albums (yes, you read that correct) of live material spanning the 2 years the band were together (1980 – 1982)

Even tho Killing Time is a compilation album released after the band was non existent. It features left over tracks, which if I’m honest, tracks that would’ve been better served as actual album tracks.

There’s ridiculously great cover versions of Nutbush City Limits (Tina Turner) and The Kinks You Really Got Me.

The 4 live albums that were recorded between 1980 and 1982 are immense. Of course with any live show you do get repeated tracks, however their are subtle difference. Better guitar solos, Lewis’ vocal performance and just generally, the different feel from the band.

Wasted Youth, although it’s a harder sounding album to Sheer Greed this set makes up for it with the inclusion of the live material and the leftover compilation Killing Time.

Phil Collen along with Girls bass player Simon Laffy recently teamed up with Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook to form Man Raze. Who are what can only be described as a band who are as far away from the NWOBHM style that Girl are associated with.

Sadly, there is no booklet with liner notes etc, although there is a poster which has the lyrics for the tracks printed on the back of it. 

Is this set worth getting? Quite simply YES merely for the live material and the compilation album. It’s not just for Def Leppard or L.A. Guns collectors, this is for fans of Iron Maiden and the NWOBHM. \

Score 7.5/10

TRACK LIST

DISC ONE

WASTED YOUTH

1. THRU’ THE TWILITE

2. OLD DOGS

3 ICE IN THE BLOOD

4. WASTED YOUTH

5. STANDARD ROMANCE

6. NICE ’N’ NASTY

7. MCKITTY’S BACK

8. 19

9. OVERNIGHT ANGELS

10. SWEET KIDS

DISC TWO

KILLING TIME

1. JULIET

2. NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS

3. MAD FOR IT

4. WHITE PROPHET

5. GREEN LIGHT

6. THIS TOWN

7. AEROPLANE FOOD

8. MAKE IT MEDICAL

9. NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT

10. BIG NIGHT OUT

11. I GOT LOVE

12. LUCKY

13. KILLING TIME

14. NAUGHTY BOY

15. KING RAT

16. MOGAL

17. LOVE IS A GAME

18. BLACK MAX

19. THE SOUND OF CARS

20. YOU REALLY GOT ME

DISC THREE

LIVE AT THE MARQUEE CLUB, 1981

1. ICE IN THE BLOOD

2. ICEY BLUE

3. MAD FOR IT

4. OVERNIGHT ANGELS

5. OLD DOGS

6. BIG NIGHT

7. SWEET KIDS

8. WASTED YOUTH

9. NICE ’N’ NASTY

10. MY NUMBER

11. STANDARD ROMANCE

12. THRU’ THE TWILITE

DISC FOUR

LIVE IN TOKYO 1980

1. WASTED YOUTH

2. HEARTBREAK AMERICA

3. NICE ‘N’ NASTY

4. BLACK MACK’S

5. LITTLE MISS ANN

6. WHITE PROPHET

7. OLD DOGS

8. PASSING CLOUDS

9. STRAWBERRIES

10. DOCTOR DOCTOR

11. LOVELY LORRAINE

12. MY NUMBER

13. 19

14. HOLLYWOOD TEASE

15. BORN TO BE WILD

16. OVERNIGHT ANGELS

DISC FIVE

LIVE AT THE GREYHOUND 1982

1. BIG NIGHT OUT

2. OVERNIGHT ANGELS

3. ICE IN THE BLOOD

4. MY NUMBER

5. NAUGHTY BOY

6. LITTLE MISS ANN

7. STANDARD ROMANCE

8. WASTED YOUTH

9. THE SOUND OF CARS

10. KILLING TIME

11. ICEY BLUE

12. 19

13. NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS

14. HOLLYWOOD TEASE

DISC SIX

LIVE AT THE BIRMINGHAM ODEON 1982

1. BIG NIGHT

2. OVERNIGHT ANGELS

3. MY NUMBER

4. STANDARD ROMANCE

LIVE AT THE HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1982

5. WASTED YOUTH

6. SWEET KIDS

7. THE SOUND OF CARS

8. KILLING TIME

9 DOCTOR DOCTOR

10. NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS

LIVE AT THE BIRMINGHAM ODEON 1982

11. NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS

12. KILLING TIME

BONUS TRACKS

13. MADAME KARONE (DEMO)

14. MAKE IT MEDICAL (DEMO)

Release Date

31st January 2020

Label

HNE Records

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