It took about a month after it first charted to properly arrive on the scene, spending 5 weeks in the top ten, with its highest position number 3. I think that we must have persuaded Mum to buy this for us over the Easter Holiday, judging by the date that I noted. It then drifted away into the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and the band did too. If you listen to the lyrics it’s not difficult to get a vibe about some sort of self-relief. But that’s as an adult listening, for us kids it was a great sound pure and simple. Until it became scratched, the b-side, a live rendition of Here Comes The Judge was something of a treat too.
Here’s a look-see at a performance of the song for you to enjoy: