#20 on the UK singles chart.
The guitar lick in 'Lipstick' was given to Devoto by Shelley for use in Magazine's 'Shot by Both Sides', one of 2 Magazine-recorded songs co-written by Shelley, the other being 'The Light Pours Out of Me' by Devoto/McGeoch/Shelley. 'Lipstick' was actually written before 'Shot by...', even though 'Shot by...' was released first on Mon, Jan 16, 1978. Curiously, this discography contains no earlier reference to 'Lipstick' than "Autumn 1978" (see Razor Cuts); I would have thought it would have turned up in a live set earlier if it were written earlier. ???
The Product Box Set credits 'Lipstick' to Shelley/Diggle, but Shelley is correct.
Inscriptions in the vinyl a) 'A PORKY PRIME CUT' b) 'PECKO'
Produced by Martin Rushent
Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes
Songs written by [a] Shelley/Diggle [b] Shelley
- Promises [2:35] [a]
- Lipstick [2:35] [b]