Wednesday, January 11

The Honeycombs - "Have I the Right?" (1964)

Wikipedia - "'Have I the Right?' was the début single and biggest hit of British band The Honeycombs. ... Howard and Blaikley were impressed by the group's lead vocalist, Dennis D'Ell, and the fact that they had a female drummer, Ann (‘Honey’) Lantree. ... Conspicuous in "Have I the Right?" is the prominent part of the drums that carry the song. Their effect was enhanced by having 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 speeded up, reportedly to the disappointment of Dennis D'Ell, who regretted that he could not reproduce this sound on stage. ..."
W - The Honeycombs
The Honeycombs fan site
The Honeycombs fan site: Honey Lantree
allmusic: Honey Lantree
YouTube: Have I the Right?