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The Catholic Girls began when schoolgirls Gail Petersen and Roxy Andersen put their guitars together to form the first all-female band from New Jersey that would be signed to a major label. With the edition of Doreen Holmes on drums, The Catholic Girls released an album both in the USA and Australia and also on a special Armed Forces edition by Radio Free Europe. They embarked on 2 national tours and in 1999, Renaissance Records revived the original album in CD format. Its success in chains such as Borders and websites like Amazon. com led to rapid sales and an impressive ranking. Fans of the band from The 80s were thrilled to have the girls in plaid back, and many new fans were made along the way. In 2002, the band released Make Me Believe as their first indie CD, embarked on a tri-state tour (NY/NJ/PA), opened for acts like Dave Davies of the Kinks, Gene Loves Jezebel and performed at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood for The International Pop Overthrow Festival. In addition the Asbury Park Music Awards nominated them for Top Rock Band of the Year and their latest video for the title song Make Me Believe reached the charts in Billboard. In 2004 their CD single Summer Vacation/Rockn America (a tribute to Joey Ramone) was released nationally. It sold at a brisk pace and gained momentum with college and internet airplay and glowing reviews. This was followed by MEET THE CATHOLIC GIRLS.


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  • RocksterJJ

    GREAT band! The new album EXPOSED is their best yet. Amazing vocals on MANDERLAY and SLEEPWALKER. BROKEN RECORD would be a hit single,if such a thing still existed, Great arrangement on HEARTBREAK 101. AIRPLAY is absolutely smokin!! Catchy chorus on IT DOESN'T BECOME YOU. And I like the "new-wave" feel of NO ONE LIKE YOU and GROUNDED. And SLEEP (one of my favorites) has been getting some radio play on indie stations. There's even a remake of a song from their first album (CALLED YOU UP). One of the best and most versatile records I've heard in years,

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • ashdinosaur

    They're amazing.

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • gil_gosseyn

    Where's their first album? It's just titled " Catholic Girls" and was originally released in 1982. There was a CD reissue in 1999 that includes about 8 additional songs. I saw them in Atlanta in 1982 (I still have the t-shirt), and they were great, rocking their butts off. And I LOVE Gail Peterson's voice! Here's the link to the album on Amazon.

    12 Sep 2009 Reply

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