British producer/songwriter Mickie Most was brought in to produce this album to boost the band's commercial success which, according to drummer Jim McCarty
, was a mistake.
"Working with Mickie Most was the kiss of death for the band," he said in an August 2011 Interview. "Mickie never really got what we were about. His attitude was that we were just another '60s band that needed a hit. Consequently the songs he supplied us with (most notably the catchy but very un-Yardbirds-like 'Little Games' and 'Ha, Ha Said The Clown,' which ironically was the band's last single and only featured one member of the group, singer Keith Relf) went nowhere.
I know I said it before but being a singles band is definitely what killed us. It was what people expected of us. And the irony is that about the time we broke up, the whole singles thing was on the way out and albums and progressive rock were on their way in. If we had hung together for another year or two we might have been in a position to go in the studio and make a Pink Floyd kind of album and then who knows what might have happened. At our best, we were more than capable of becoming Pink Floyd."
DeeTheWriter - Saint Petersburg, Russia Federation