Girls At Our Best! - Pleasure

OPTIC NERVE RECORDINGS

  • £27.99


Girls At Our Best! were one of the finest, most life-affirming of the new wave of independent post-punk bands that cropped up at the turn of the 80's. Forming from the ashes of punk band SOS in 1979, Judy ‘Jo’ Evans met guitarist James 'Jez' Alan and bass player Gerard 'Terry' Swift met at art college in Leeds, and in 1980, released their perfect debut 7" single, 'Getting Nowhere Fast' b/w 'Warm Girls' on their own label, Record Records. The single matched Raincoats-esque vocal stylings with Buzzcocks-like pop hooks and was heralded by John Peel, reached the indie top-10 and was the NME’s Single Of The Week. 

The band released a further three successful singles, 'Politics' on Rough Trade and 'Go For Gold' and 'Fast Boyfriends' on Happy Birthday Records, plus the brilliant album, Pleasure, in 1981, before splitting up a year later. Although short-lived, the band's legacy includes not just their perfect post-punk pop records, but their influence on countless C86 and indie-pop bands that were to follow. 

This deluxe 40th anniversary re-issue of Pleasure contains a bonus 12” with all four of their singles, including B-sides, plus a "Pleasure Bag" containing four postcards, two stickers, a stencil, and reproductions of promo and tour posters, press photo and press flyer. 


TRACKLIST: 

Pleasure: 
  1. Pleasure 
  2. Too Big For Your Boots 
  3. I’m Beautiful Now 
  4. Waterbed Babies 
  5. Fun-City Teenagers 
  6. £600,000 
  7. Heaven 
  8. China Blue 
  9. Fast Boyfriends 
  10. She Flipped 
  11. Goodbye To That Jazz 

Singles & B-sides: 
  1. Getting Nowhere Fast 
  2. Warm Girls 
  3. Politics 
  4. It’s Fashion 
  5. Go For Gold 
  6. I’m Beautiful Now 
  7. Fast Boyfriends 
  8. This Train 

 

  • Double LP pressed on yellow & magenta vinyl (disc one) and turquoise & magenta (disc two) 
  • Housed in gloss laminated gatefold sleeve with wide 8mm spine and printed inner-sleeves containing lyrics, photos and an interview by The Mouth Magazine 
  • Includes a “Pleasure Bag” containing posters, postcards, stickers, stencil and more! 
  • Unavailable on vinyl since 1981 

 

 

 

 

also available: 
Girls At Our Best! - Getting Nowhere Fast / Warm Girls   7"

 

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