Girls At Our Best! - Pleasure [Deluxe] [Digipak] (Uk) | RECORD STORE DAY
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Deluxe re-issue of Girls At Our Best!'s seminal Post Punk album 'Pleasure'. Including additional A and B sides of their singles, two unissued 1981 live concerts. Plus legendary 1981 BBC sessions for John Peel and Richard Skinner and a 1981 interview. And a previously unreleased 1978 demo 'Atribute' by James Alan and Judy Evans' band The Butterflies who metamorphosised into Girls At Our Best! Plus 'Boys At Our Best', a demo from their final recording session. Girls At Our Best! #were one of the greatest and most influential bands to emerge in the early 1980s as part of a new wave of independent acts. DJ John Peel championed them, playing their singles repeatedly and inviting them to record a session for his programme. Wry vocalist Judy Evans and brutal yet melodic guitarist James Alan who'd met at art college in Leeds fronted Girls At Our Best!, the proto-Indie band that formed from the ashes of Alan's 1977 punk band SOS! Disc 1 contains the album 'Pleasure' that reached number two in the Indie Chart, plus all the Girls At Our Best! #singles recordings and influential BBC sessions for Peel and Skinner. All four of their singles are here, including their classic self-financed debut, 'Getting Nowhere Fast', released on their own Record Records label in April 1980 - a #9 Indie chart hit that was later covered by The Wedding Present. It's sardonic B-side 'Warm Girls' also features, along with 'Politics!', 'Go For Gold', 'Fast Boyfriends' and it's flip side, a cover of Sister Rosetta Tharpe's 'This Train' that the band made their own. Disc 2 includes a superb live concert recorded at Edinburgh University on 2/11/81 plus two demos and Disc 3 features a bootleg live recording of their New York Peppermint Lounge gig on 6/11/81 from the ill-fated US tour that led to the band splitting. Jez Pritchatt AKA James Alan of Girls At Our Best! #has been fully involved in the release and has given it his approval, while long term fan Steve Flanagan has written the notes; the booklet incorporates copies of original single sleeves, photographs and memorabilia.