Pleasure - Girls At Our Best!

Pleasure
Released 18/05/09. 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 legendary original 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 – 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’. Also included is a previously unreleased session for BBC DJ Richard Skinner. As a final bonus, there’s also a completely unheard, virgin demo from the band’s very final recording session. All tracks have been digitally re-mastered from source tapes where possible.
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Code: CDMRED346
Weight: 200
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Getting Nowhere Fast * / Warm Girls * / Politics! * / It's Fashion * / Go For Gold * / Pleasure * / Too Big For Your Boots / I'm Beautiful Now / Waterbed Babies / Fun-City Teenagers / £600,000 / Heaven / China Blue / Fast Boyfriends / She Flipped / Goodbye To That Jazz / This Train * Not On Original Vinyl Album / Plus Richard Skinner BBC Session- Fast Boyfriend / £600,000 / Pleasure / I'm Beautiful Now / Plus Unreleased Demo- Boys at their best! (demo)
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