Marjory Razorblade is a double-LP by artist Kevin Coyne and was one of the earliest releases on Virgin Records, which had launched four months earlier in 1973. The double album includes the track Marlene, which was issued as a single, and Eastbourne Ladies, which was featured among the selection of tracks played by John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten at the height of the Sex Pistols notoriety on the Capital Radio show A Punk & His Music, broadcast in London in summer 1977.
The gatefold album sleeve was designed by prominent graphic artist Barney Bubbles utilising photographs of Coyne by Phil Franks; Bubbles also designed the distinctive logo carrying the album title and credit, though was content not to receive a credit.
In 1998 Virgin's financial director Ken Berry recalled that on his first day at the company's west London offices he was presented with artist royalty statements scrawled on the back of Bubbles' invoice for the Marjory Razorblade design.
Reviewing the album for the BBC in 2010, Mike Diver described the album as "a synthesis of individual ability into one effective, enchanting end product ".
The record was also released, as a single LP, in the US (Virgin VR 13-106) with a truncated track listing of: Eastbourne Ladies, Old Soldier, Marlene, Everybody Says, Lovesick Fool, House On The Hill, Nasty, Talking To No One, Dog Latin, I Want My Crown and Marjory Razorblade.