Weird (which I wholeheartedly approve of), but also faintly rubbish (which I don’t). (4)
Really quite poor indeed, and unforgiveably boring to boot, it’s utterly mystifying to me why this was ever released at all. (2)
Roughly twenty times better than the A-side, as well as being by far the best thing the Valadiers ever recorded. That’s not to say it’s a great record, or anything, but it’s a fine go at making a great record. It’s alive, certainly, and it’s enjoyable to listen to. (6)
This is by no means a terrible record, there are some neat touches, but overall, it’s not especially memorable, nor especially well-performed. (4)
Despite initial appearances to the contrary, there’s not much to report going on here song-wise.
Motown’s first white vocal group; on this evidence, they were also pretty ordinary singers compared to some of their Motown labelmates, even if they were above average by the not-terribly-high standards of white Sixties doo-wop groups.