It is ironic that a rock guitarist once rated 14th in the world of all time should be best known (and will likely be best remembered by the general public) for a commercial single, which although having a fine riff, does nothing to demonstrate his virtuosity.
"Hi Ho Silver Lining" was written by two commercial American songwriters: Scott English and Larry Weiss. It was recorded simultaneously or near simultaneously by The Attack and by Beck; the band's version was released in March 1967, but Beck's version charted first. Recorded on January 19, 1967 at De Lane Lea Studios, London, and running to 2 minutes and 53 seconds, it was produced by Mickie Most (who discovered Suzi Quatro) and released on the Columbia label backed by "Bolero" (or "Beck's Bolero
"). Dave Ambrose played the bass and Clem Cattini the drums while Beck also layed down the vocals, something he has done rather infrequently throughout his career.