Title：Beach Party + Lazy Ways
Details：Manufactured Recordings inaugural releases are the first and second Marine Girls albums, Beach Party and Lazy Ways, on cassette. Released in 1981 on Dan Treacy’s Whaam! label, Beach Party is what seminal post-punk sounds like to us: minimalist pop without artifice or ornament. Singular and stark, the band made do with what they had and were ruled by no one else’s musical rules. Reissued for the first time on cassette, packaging includes the original hand-drawn artwork by the band.
Though the band had already split up by the time of their second and final album’s release in 1983, on Lazy Ways, we see Marine Girls at their most polished and refined. Stuart Moxham (of Young Marble Giants) produced the album, buffing out some noise and clatter and replacing it with a soft and lovely sheen. Beloved by Kurt and Courtney to Kathleen Hanna, this album is one of the many reasons why the short-lived Marine Girls have never been forgotten.