On this exact date back in 1979, UK based Sounds magazine posted an article about Girl. Here's some of that article, via www.nwobhm.info:
"Girl, a five piece heavy rock band, have signed to Jet Records and will release their first single called 'My Number' on October 19. Bur for reasons best known to the compilers, the single - which will be released as a one-sided record in clear vinyl selling at 55p - has already entered the Sounds heavy metal charts."
Yes, the mythical clear vinyl.
After reading this little excerpt, I knew I had to have the "My Number" single. That fact that this is just about my favorite Girl song (next to "McKitty's Back") didn't hurt the issue.
I assumed it was going to be hard tracking down the rare record. I was wrong. A quick eBay search landed me in some sort of rare record heaven and within minutes, I found myself bidding in an auction for the clear vinyl release.
Five bucks later, the record is mine. The actual picture (above) seems to indicate that the record is in good condition. I have big plans to play it all of one time, then frame it for my new basement. I think it will look very glam amongst other music memorabilia.
While we're talking about new acquisitions, I can proudly announce that I finally tracked down a copy of the Sheer Greed LP at a reasonable price. Finding the record was never really the issue, it was the money. I won that record for a mere $6, plus shipping. I'm still on the hunt for Wasted Youth -- I just refuse to drop $50 on the endeavor.
Now, I wait. I'm really looking forward to the arrival of my new records. I think I'll be the envy of all my friends.