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Limited 2LP : Yellow+Magenta / Turquoise+Magenta Vinyl

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Double album that includes:

  • 45rpm bonus disc with the singles and B sides
  • Gloss laminated gatefold sleeve printed inner sleeves, containing lyrics, photos and interview by The Mouth Magazine
  • “Pleasure Bag” containing 4 postcards, 2 stickers, A stencil, Repro Tour Poster, Repro promo posters for “Go For Gold” and “Politics/ Its Fashion” singles.
  • 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’

Tracklist

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

Soundwave

https://youtu.be/UKzPEXq7t0A