The Honeycombs – Have I The Right (1965)

“Conspicuous in “Have I the Right?” is the prominent part of the drums that carry the song. Their effect was enhanced by making the members of the group stamp their feet on the wooden stairs to the studio. Meek recorded the sound with five microphones he had fixed to the banisters with bicycle clips. For the finishing touch someone beat a tambourine directly onto a microphone. The recording was somewhat sped up, reportedly to the singer’s (Dennis D’Ell) grief, who regretted that he could not reproduce this sound on stage.” – Joe Meek & His Hits

2 Responses to “The Honeycombs – Have I The Right (1965)”
  1. Olli says:

    “Have I The Right” was 1964.
    Reached number one in the UK in the same week as Honey Lantree’s 21st birthday.
    Their 1965 was “That’s The Way”, which the band had wanted to release as the follow up by the record company insisted on “Is It Because”
    The band were obviously right as it was their second biggest UK hit.

    • ehehr1955 says:

      This specific performance of “Have I The Right” is from 1965, hence the date. But thanks for fact checking and visiting the blog. Timeless tune, regardless of the date!

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