There were so many good indiepop bands in the the late 80s who came, who were seen by a few and then left. Girl Of My Best Friend were one of those bands. They had one single and (of course) a flexi disc, both of which came out at the start of 1990 (at least, that's when I bought them).
I first heard GOMBF on the excellent Something's Burning In Paradise compilation tape in 88. They appeared on a few other tapes, then came the records, then nothing. I don't know why. Anyway, back in 88 I wrote to them in their Wellingborough, Northants, mansion and the singer Jo sent very nicely sent me a tape of demos and a live recording.
I can't remember if cash was exchanged. Sometimes bands sent out tapes for free, sometimes in exchange for a blank tape, sometimes they sold them. I'm pretty sure this was a free one. Maybe they didn't have many people writing to them to say they how much they enjoyed their music. They should have.
Now? I still really enjoy their music. This first demo is from 1987 and is called Girl Of My Best Friend.
This second demo is from 1988 and is called My Best Friend. I guess their song-name generator was stuck. Ignore the opening riff, which is borrowed from Billy Bragg's Levi Stubbs' Tears; everything else is their own.