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GIRLS AT OUR BEST! - PLEASURE 2LP

GIRLS AT OUR BEST! - PLEASURE 2LP

£21.99

 

Double Album
Gatefold Sleeve
Transparent yellow vinyl with pink,red and blue splatter
Contains 6 bonus tracks
Unavailable on vinyl since 1981
Includes printed inner sleeves, containing lyrics and photos
Copies include The Pleasure Bag containing 4 Postcards, 2 Stickers, A stencil, 3 Posters. 8x10 Press photo and Press Flyer

In 1980 post punk pop indie band GIRLS AT OUR BEST came out of nowhere (Well, Leeds actually) with GETTING NOWHERE FAST and was the NME’s Single Of The Week reaching the Top 10 of the indie chart. The band, fronted by Judy Evans, released four further singles plus the album PLEASURE which reached the UK album charts in 1981, before splitting up two years after that first record.

Girls At Our Best were one of the finest, most life-affirming of a new breed of independent bands who cropped up at the turn of the 80s – long-standing fan John Peel once referred to them as one of the few groups that made the period bearable. Formed in Leeds from the ashes of punk band SOS, the group were fronted by distinctive female vocalist Jude ‘Jo’ Evans, forming a songwriting team with guitarist James Alan and bass player Gerard Swift after they met at art college. All four of their singles for their own Record Records, Rough Trade and Happy Birthday Records are included here as bonus tracks on a 45rpm 12”– including the wonderful ‘Getting Nowhere Fast’ (later covered by The Wedding Present), its coruscating b-side ‘Warm Girls’, ‘Politics!’, ‘Go For Gold’ and ‘Fast Boyfriends’

Their influence can be seen on innumerable C86/indie bands who came afterwards

Tracklisting

A1 Pleasure
A2 Too Big For Your Boots
A3 I’m Beautiful Now
A4 Waterbed Babies
A5 Fun-City Teenagers
A6 £600,000

B1 Heaven
B2 China Blue
B3 Fast Boyfriends
B4 She Flipped
B5 Goodbye To That Jazz

C1 Getting Nowhere Fast
C2 Warm Girls
C3 Politics
C4 It’s Fashion

D1 Go For Gold
D2 I’m Beautiful Now
D3 Fast Boyfriends
D4 This Train

 


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