A generic, uptempo R&B rocker that again sounds as though it was written with the radio in mind, and which sounds at least five years out of date. Almost completely forgettable both as a song and a record.
A half-formed song idea which should really have ended up in the wastepaper basket.
…Just that bit, right there. If they could have bottled that, if they could have made a whole song out of it, it would have been a classic. (5)
Pretty disappointing, all told, but at least it’s different enough to warrant its own existence, something which couldn’t be said of many Motown in-house covers twenty years later.
Oh good, more early Sixties novelty records! Actually, unlike the interminable A-side Custer’s Last Man, this one is alright to listen to, a “parody” (i.e. total rip-off) of the Olympics’ Hully Gully taken at double speed. (2)
Obviously, the record sold very poorly (obviously), though there was some modicum of success in the fact that those involved don’t appear to have been sued. Listen once, let it raise a faint smile or two, be bemused by the surprisingly downbeat ending, and then forget all about it. (1)