I don't know about you but a comp titled 'Girls With Guitars' implies to me all girl outfits with drums, guitars and vocals but Ace meant their title to be read literally. So, as well as bonafide girl groups like The Feminine Complex or The She Trinity, we also have contributions from Ann Margret, Toni McCann & Sharon Tandy - all 'axe-backed babes' of course. Much of Destroy That Boy has appeared elsewhere, some in fact on other Ace releases but I guess that is to be expected. Not that I'd write this comp off, there's some cool girl group sounds like Shakin' All Over (Darlene & The Blue Angels) I Fought The Law (The She Trinity), He's About A Mover (The Liverbirds), not forgetting I've Been Working On You (The Feminine Complex). Ann Margret's 'It's A Nice World To Visit' is a Lee Hazelwood masterpiece on a par with Nancy's Some Velvet Morning. Can one ever tire of hearing Sharon Tandy's seering mod anthem 'Hold On'? Karen Verros' 'You Just Gotta Know My Mind' (later covered by Dana Gillespie) - produced by Jack Nitzsche is a real stand out. There's some dross, Virginia's The Lady Bugs frat anthem 'Fraternity USA' is sung in mock English accents and The She Trinity's prog rock 'Climb That Tree' is best forgotten. The Pivots demo of 'Steppin' Stone' is the stuff of bonus tracks and frankly second rate.
The booklet is in keeping with Ace's high standards and feature many rare pics.