Thursday, December 21, 2017

It's Graham Gouldman Week (Part IV): Special Oh Lady!!! Edition

From 1966, and now the new CD compilation Listen People: The Graham Gouldman Songbook 1964-2005.....

...please enjoy Gary Lewis (one of the two pop stars who I ever looked like) and the Playboys and their surprisingly not horrible cover of Gouldman's great "Look Through Any Window."

This is such a magnificent song it almost hurts; one of the major regrets of my adult life is that The Floor Models never got around to covering it. That said, the Lewis version quite clearly pales in the face of the original hit version by The Hollies.

Three words: drummer Bobby Elliott.

Tomorrow -- the man himself, in a performance of his greatest song that will absolutely kill you.


elroy said...

Thanks Steve, really enjoying this series. Going to go order this right away

MJConroy said...

Very first record I ever bought as a kid - the 45 of Look through Any Window as I really liked the drumming!

MJConroy said...

Ho bout watching the Hollies do it live!:

Anonymous said...


I don't think the instrumental track is live - the guitars are not plugged in.

It does sound wonderful with vocals live. Drums seem live but I don't know about that. If the guitars aren't live I would think it would be easier to prerecord the drums also.

The Hollies are the nazz!

Captain Al

danny1959 said...

Somebody called this song an ode to voyeurism. Was it Mr. Simmels?

SRNotice said...

Beautiful - anyone know what that last chord was?!