This Roy Wood composition is arguably the most recognizable song ever recorded by The Move. According to John Van der Kiste in The Roy Wood Story...
one critic called it the best song Eddie Cochran never wrote. Actually, it sounds more like a Duane Eddy number with that distinctive twang.
It begins with the sound of fire engines:Cast your mind back ten years to the girl who's next to me in school
If I put my hand upon her leg, she'd hit me with a rule
Running to less than two and a half minutes, it was released in 1968, initially on Regal Zonophone, produced by Danny Cordell, and backed by "Walk Upon The Water".
Other releases include Polydor, Stateside, and in 1972, Fly Records.
Alexander Baron - London, England