In 1966, this was Episode Six’s second single, a cover of a song recorded by The Tokens (who had had a huge hit called The Lion Sleeps Tonight) so we thought we were on to a sure-fire winner. We were lucky enough to get on TV’s Ready Steady Go so we assumed we were well on our way to the big time.
Videos from the bottom drawer
Ian and I only played this song twice; when we recorded it and when we performed it on a TV show called Friday Night Live. The band on the show was mostly culled from Ian Dury’s Blockheads, fine musicians all. The sound quality is rather poor and maybe a better version exists somewhere, but I’ve never heard it. So here it is, quite a rarity.