Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Girls at Our Best|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the British Post-Punk band's 1980 album featuring a plethora of bonus tracks including single-only cuts, sessions and one previously unreleased track. Girls At Our Best were one... more »
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the British Post-Punk band's 1980 album featuring a plethora of bonus tracks including single-only cuts, sessions and one previously unreleased track. Girls At Our Best were one of the finest, most life-affirming UK independent bands who cropped up at the turn of the '80s. Features all tracks from the original album plus their four non-album singles, a previously unreleased session for BBC DJ Richard Skinner and a completely unheard, virgin demo from the band's very final recording session. The liner notes, written by No More Heroes and Independence Days author Alex Ogg, were written with the band, while artwork incorporates copies of original single sleeves, photographs and memorabilia. Cherry Pop. 2009.
amysamm | SF, CA United States | 12/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A gem that is finally back in print, Girls At Our Best's Pleasure, originally released in 1981, IS a true pleasure! The vocals are the sweetest, high-pitched pop (which cannot be compared to any other band in existence), while the music is post-punk at it's best - choppy guitar and heavy bass hooks (think Gang of Four without the politics or Delta 5 with a more pop than punk edge). Hopefully the CD includes all their non-LP singles, which are also notable. After 1981, Girls At Our Best! disappeared only to be found in the used bins. Hopefully this reissue will keep them in existence doing what they do best for much, much longer!"
Interesting New Discovery
Neil C. Nicholson | Saint Louis, MO | 09/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is an interesting item I was just recently turned on to recently (by amysamm, see her list, she rocks). Interesting because just when I thought I knew everything about punk and new wave girl bands, here comes another. Interesting because their approach is so different. Their first single (the first two tracks on this cd) is a brilliant slice of post-punk that reminds me of the best work of the Slits, Kleenex/Liliput, Delta 5, Raincoats, Au Pairs, etc. Their sound changed dramatically over the course of one track however, into a super fluffy bubblegum punk-pop that at times recalls the Vaselines and their vocalist Frances McKee. The formula is less successful than the Vaselines but still remains entertaining. Aside from their first single, I wouldn't nessecarily claim this group to be essential, but for people like myself with a genuine interest in women in rock in the late70's/early 80's this is a document of work that will find a happy home within your collection."
One of my old school faves
AlleyCat Advocat | Sparta, NJ USA | 11/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have this on vinyl, and it still remains one of my desert island faves after 25 years. Just lovely, and "too big fo ryour boots" is an anthem for the wayward new wavers of 2 decades ago."