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Released: May 1971

Rod the Mod's first solo No.1 wasn't even supposed to be an A-side but it only took a fortnight for it to elbow 'Reason To Believe' off the front of the disc. The mandolin – played by Ray Jackson, not John Peel who mimed on Top Of The Pops – was a big factor, but it's Rod's throaty rasp and bawdy tale of a young chap mixed up with an older woman that give the song its lasting character.

 
 
 
 
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