Chart Position: 7

  • #82 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by Ray Davies
  • Lead vocals: Ray Davies
  • Guitar: Ray and Dave Davies
  • Backing vocals: Dave Davies, Pete Quaife
  • Keyboards: Arthur Greenslade
  • Produced by Shel Talmy
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • The distinctive ‘fuzz’ sound on guitar was obtained by Ray Davies by abusing his amplifier; electronic devices for obtaining this effect were not available in 1964
  • Later recorded by Typhoons (1964), Moments (1964), Don Devil & Drifters (1964), Boomerangs (1965), Boss Guitars (1965), Larry Page Orchestra (1965), Blizzards (1965), Knickerbockers (1965), Londonderry Strings (1965), West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band (1966), Human Instinct (1969), Mott the Hoople (1969), Stackwaddy (1972), Heavy Cruiser (1973), Buddy Miles Express (1973), Ray Burgess (1975), 801 (1976), Skid Row (1976), Eclipse (1977), Van Halen (1978), Robert Palmer (1978), Rosetta Stone (1978), Rico (1979), Sheena & Rokkets (1979), Silicon Teens (1980), Johnny & Hurricanes (1980), Dalek I Love You (1980), Oingo Boingo (1981), Tight Fit (1981), Helen Schneider (1981), Sly & Family Stone (1983), Paul Revere & Raiders (1983), London Symphony Orchestra w/Royal Choral Society (1983), Outcasts (1984), Apollos (1985), Warfare (1986), Forcefield (1987), Lords of the New Church (1989), Boy Howdy (1992), 13th Floor Elevators (1992), Rave Elements (1993), David Essex (1994), Iggy Pop (1995), Sugar Beats (1997), Ray Davies (1998), Toots & Maytals (1998), Dave Davies (1998), Surphonics (2000), Rick Derringer (2000), Superdrag (2001), Tommy Angelo (2001), Juggernaut Jug Band (2001), Eve 6 (2002), Nice Cream (2005), Marty Casey (2005), Daddy Mack Blues Band (2006), Sanjaya Malakar (2007), New York Minute (2007), Jim Lea (2007), Patron Saints (2008), akiko (2009), Sugarpie & Candymen (2010), Stephen Bennett (2010), Ray Davies & Metallica (2010), Ali Campbell (2010), Hit Co. (2011), Pink Turtle (2012), Olsen Brothers (2013), TRacy Thornton (2013), Smithereens (2014), KC & Sunshine Band (2015), Artichoke (2017), Cavale (2017), Off Our Rocker (2017), Shadows of Knight (2018), Moon Loungers (2018) and many others
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