I have only known the brilliance of this 1980 British punk song for about four years now, having heard this for the first time fairly recently, but damn if â€œGetting Nowhere Fastâ€ isnâ€™t one of the classic songs of that or any other era. GIRLS AT OUR BEST! have a terrific fan site that is located here; I myself wrote a thing about them in 2003 right about here. As I said then, â€œâ€™Getting Nowhere Fastâ€™, from their 1980 debut 45, is one of those face-slapping moments any music obsessive lives for – a fantastic, classic, top-tier rock and roll song that Iâ€™d never heard before, at a time when sometimes I snobbishly think Iâ€™ve heard everything brilliant this era had to offer. Picture a driving, snotty, femme-voxed cross between â€œPretty Vacantâ€ and â€œSuspect Deviceâ€; â€œGetting Nowhere Fastâ€ is easily as good and catchy as both…..â€. Alas, beyond this recordâ€™s B-side â€œWarn Girlsâ€, the band never duplicated their feats here, but I could play this song on endless repeat for at least a couple of hours â€“ what about you?
Play or Download GIRLS AT OUR BEST! â€“ â€œGetting Nowhere Fastâ€ (A-side of debut 45)