Arab Strap - Love Detective - Digital Single (2001)
Original UK Release Date: 29th January, 2001. Entire Single Download With Cover Art - 3 Tracks (320K bit rate; 39.3MB)
The boys returned to Chemikal Underground in 2000, releasing an epic Fukd ID 12" before getting down to business proper in 2001 with this precursor to their 'Red Thread' album. Aidan Moffat has always been a stickler for impressive artwork and this release is no different: with a cover lifted from a well-known adult publication and the notes on the reverse evocative of Dashiell Hammett, Love Detective comes over as a piano driven accompaniment to the inner thoughts of a hardboiled, lovelorn gumshoe...
Needless to say, we welcomed them back with open arms.