The Marine Girls

Marine Girls  were a post-punk group from Hatfield, Hertfordshire.  The group was formed in 1980, by two sixth form school friends:  Tracey Thorn and Gina Hartman.  Originally, Thorn just played guitar and Hartman was the lead vocalist and percussionist.  Thorn overcame her shyness and started singing too by the time they started making records.  They were later joined by Jane Fox on bass and her younger sister, Alice, on joint vocals and percussion.   (More from Wikipedia)
The bottom line is that I just never have made enough money to pay full retail for every piece of music that I want to buy.  As an example, I have been a big fan of Everything but the Girl basically from the first time that I heard “Missing”; and I can’t tell you how many times I went to the mall CD store in the 1990’s intending to finally get one of their earlier CD’s, only to be stopped short by the prices every time.  Paying $14.95 for 10 songs, and I don’t know a single one of them?  One day I went to the big semi-annual Record Convention in Hillsborough, NC and found an Everything but the Girl LP for around $4 and also an album by
; that was the more obscure band that Tracey Thorn was in before EBTG was formed.  The latter album was priced at about $10, and that album was definitely worth the price. 
(November 2012)
Last edited: March 22, 2021