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Thursday 5 November 2020

Single Girl

2020 Charity Shop Purchase 56 - Lush - Single Girl (CD Single)

A short journey from Muir of Ord to Dingwall and we finally got some soup. A lovely cup of tomato soup, a roll and a strawberry tart from Harry Gow's Bakers (est. 1979) . I know that as the top of the box was retained to temporarily record the holiday purchases.
Lean pickings compaired to Muir of Ord and I only came away with two CD singles for the grand total of 50p. I had a bit of a wait to purchase them as a lovely old lady was buying a pair of bed socks and paying for them with coppers.

The first of the two is Single Girl (disc one) by Lush. From 1996 (released on Jan 8th according to the promotional sticker)  it was the first single taken from their fourth and final album Lovelife which reached number 21 in the UK singles chart (their joint highest position along with 500 (Shake Baby Shake)) . It joins their other single from the album Ladykillers on the shelves doubling my Lush collection.

Hey Miki you're so fine, Hey Miki


  1. Glad you enjoyed your Harry Gow experience, the baker of choice around here. Shame you didn't sample his signature cake, the Dream Ring! Contains three things that are really bad for you - A choux bun, artificial cream and lots of white icing but it tastes divine.

    Thought this was going to be the Single Girl song recorded by Teh Primitives but something quite different. Thought you would have had rich pickings in Dingwall as a fair few charity shops on the high street. Seems not.

  2. Ah you can't go wrong with Lush!
    Hope the old lady liked her bedsocks (I'm hoping they weren't second hand, though... not sure about second hand socks!)

  3. I have these B-sides on a Lovelife-era comp called Topolino that was issued only in Canada and Japan. Quite random, I know, but chock full of goodies including a terrific cover of I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend by the Rubinoos changed to I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend. Ah, Miki...

  4. Went through a spell in the 90s of buying loads of 'indie band' CD singles and being faced with the dilemma of whether to get CD1 or CD2 when you were never really sure which of the two to plump for given alternative mixes/additional tracks etc. Completists had to cough up 2 x 99p or 1.99p. The record companies were presumably maximising profits but did both disc 1 and disc 2 count toward chart positions? I've forgotten now. These problems resurfaced when buying singles second hand well into the 2000s. Whaddya mean first world problems? You knew where you were with vinyl singles though - you got an A side and a B side. That's how I like my life - simple.