This most recent trend of American artists mining the sounds of vintage sixties girl groups (Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, etc.) inspired me to pull out Rhino Records 1984 new-wave, all female, compilation The Girls Can’t Help It. At thirteen tracks Girls is an inspired time capsule featuring, among others, Leslee Swanson, Tiger Lilly, On The Air, The Antoinettes, the Pandoras and the Dynette Set. An underground, new-wave, take on Phil Spector production and the Shangri-Las, the long out-of-print compilation is an excellent slice of pure ’60s pastiche. Bittersweet though, as, save for the two tracks below, I’ve since lost my copy. Should anyone have this compilation digitized, or on the original vinyl, please email or leave a comment below.