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Marine Girls, “A Place in the Sun”

This is a video, possibly the only one, by the early ’80s band of Tracey Thorn, who not long after went on to form Everything But the Girl. Tracey started the Marine Girls when she was 15, and after she went to college the group played live shows whenever she had a holiday. She sang about half of the songs; the other half, including this one, were sung by Alice Fox, whose sister Jane played bass. In this clip, filmed at Brighton Pier, Tracey is the one with the pouffiest hair. Lazy Ways, the album this song comes from, was produced by Stuart Moxham of Young Marble Giants. I’ve been listening to Tracey Thorn songs a lot lately, and you should expect to see more of them here in the weeks ahead: she has a new solo album coming out in May.

Written by peterterzian

March 17, 2010 at 9:45 am


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