As with many Herman's Hermits hits, the songs are so indellibly linked to Peter Noone and company that few cover versions turn up, though garage bands Los Checkmates and The E Types did pick up on this wonderful melody from songwriter Graham Gouldman who released the tune himself on his Peter Noone produced solo lp. Clocking in at two minutes and fifty-seven seconds, MGM single #13681 went Top 35 two weeks after the flip side, "There's A Kind Of Hush", went Top 5 in March of 1967. Acoustic guitar opens this perfectly constructed pop tune with bells, backing vocals and the immense production found on "There's A Kind Of Hush". This is serious pop music, minus the strings and heavy backing vocals you have a style that R.E.M. embraced and brought into another era.
The lyrics are more obscure than two other Gouldman /Herman's Hermits classics, "Bus Stop"and "For Your Love", and the chord changes that go along with those lyrics are superb. As the tune twists and turns Mickey Most brings different sounds in to keep the listener glued to the radio. Special music from a special time, it's too bad R.E.M. and the modern rock bands they spawned don't pay more attention to the prototype.