hypocrite : noun
1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
2. a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.
3. a tremendous near-hit single released on 30 May 1994
mp3: Lush – Hypocrite
4AD was a great home for Lush as neither the label nor the band cared about convention, but I occasionally wonder what possessed both of them to decide to more or less thrown away its chances of being a hit by deciding to release two new EPs on the very same day
Yup, 30 May 1994 also saw this released as the lead-track on a separate EP:-
mp3: Lush – Desire Lines
Hypocrite entered at #52 and Desire Lines at #60. The latter, at almost eight-minutes in length, was hardly radio-friendly.
I’ve tracked down all the other tracks issued on the EPs:-
I think it’s fair to say that one listen to the music on the two EPs nails the myth that Lush were ever a one-dimensional shoe-gaze band, a myth that would be totally blown away a couple of years later when songs like Ladykillers, Shake Baby Shake, and Single Girl brought them chart hits.