Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Optic Nerve
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Girls At Our Best! Pleasure Import 33rpm LP & 45rpm LP (Half-And-Half Color Vinyl)

Girls At Our Best!

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Double Vinyl LP On Half-And-Half Colored Vinyl!
Includes A Special "Pleasure Bag" Loaded With Goodies!

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. Comes on half-and-half, color vinyl: disc one on yellow/magenta and disc two on turquoise/magenta. Second disc contains the singles and B sides; 45rpm. Gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves containing lyrics, photos, and interview by The Mouth Magazine; also includes "Pleasure Bag" containing four postcards, two stickers, a stencil, repro Tour Poster, repro promo posters for "Go For Gold" and "Politics/Its Fashion" singles.

... Pleasure is an underrated delight, tempering the sometimes harsh edge of the earliest singles to an equally passionate and entertaining approach not afraid to be calm here and there.
-Ned Raggett,, 4/5 stars


  • Double Vinyl LP
  • LP1 On Yellow/Magenta Half-And-Half Vinyl
  • LP2 On Turquoise/Magenta Half-And-Half Vinyl
  • LP2 is a 45rpm 12" - B-Sides, Bonus Tracks, Singles
  • Gatefold Sleeve
  • Printed Inner Sleeves - Lyrics, Photos, Interview
  • "Pleasure Bag" - 4 Post Cards, 2 Stickers, Stencil, Tour Poster Reproduction, 2 Promo Poster Reproductions


Side A:

  1. Pleasure
  2. Too Big For Your Boots
  3. I'm Beautiful Now
  4. Waterbed Babies
  5. Fun-City Teenagers
  6. £600,000

Side B:

  1. Heaven
  2. China Blue
  3. Fast Boyfriends
  4. She Flipped
  5. Goodbye To That Jazz

Side C:

  1. Getting Nowhere Fast
  2. Warm Girls
  3. Politics
  4. It's Fashion

Side D:

  1. Go For Gold
  2. I'm Beautiful Now
  3. Fast Boyfriends
  4. This Train

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