#84 Girl About Town

#84 Girl About Town – Helen Love

I first heard this track (and of Helen Love herself and her band : Beth and Sheena – I’ll just bet Sheena does the PR) on the John Peel Show, when he picked this out as the best track on some Indie compilation E/L P. I trawled it around with me for years without knowing anything about it or the band until eventually I just couldn’t stand it any longer and I had to know what she had pinned to her T-Shirt : Axe solarias? No-one I played it to had any idea and so I had to resort to research. What I found was the world’s biggest Joey Ramone fan and a couple of her mates (all from Swansea) who’d had quite a few tracks to their credit (the only other one I really like is ‘Calm Down Dad’ – apart from the line about the Clash being 30 years ago, of course). Anyway, this is the track: ‘Girl about Town’.

There’s an interview with Her Loveness  here

Lyrics

See that girl running around,

Helen and Beth trying to decide if they like boys or girls.

She used to play in a band in town,
Had an electric guitar covered in stars,
The big, bad queen of the music scene

She got signed to a record label,
Spent the advance on a pinball table,
Sold a hundred records to all her friends,
Now she’s back again

She lives in a flat halfway up in the sky,
Goes out with her boy into the MC5s,
Wears a different t-shirt every night,
With ‘Access all areas’ pinned on tight

See her running around,
She’s the girl about town that you heard of,
See her running around,
She’s the girl about town that you heard of,
See her running around,
She’s the girl about town that you heard of,
Girl about town that you heard of,
Girl about town that you heard of

See that girl lying under the bar,
She used to be a rock’n’roll star,
Smoked cigarettes with Joan Jett in America

She got her picture in Rolling Stone,
She was third from the left behind Joey Ramone,
You couldn’t see her face,
But I’m sure she looked great anyway

She lives in a flat halfway up in the sky,
Goes out with her boy into the MC5s,
She’s be OK if he didn’t hit her,
Or go to bed with the babysitter

See her running around,
She’s the girl about town that you heard of,
See her running around,
She’s the girl about town that you heard of,
See her running around,
She’s the girl about town that you heard of,
Girl about town that you heard of,
Girl about town that you heard of

Girl about town that you heard of,
Girl about town that you heard of,
Girl about town that you heard of,
Girl about town that you heard of,
Girl about town that you heard of,
Girl about town that you heard of,
Girl about town that you heard of

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