Well, well, well, looks like the shaker is buried on the B-side this time. This group came out of the U.K. and this was one of their only 45s from about 1967, I believe. "Just One More Chance" was the intended hit and well, I gave it a chance and didn't think it deserved another. Maybe if you're into pop psych, you might get into it, but that's not my bag, y'know. It's not necessarily bad, but it's not something I want to hear all the time either. All right, now, flip the record over and dive into "Help Me Please," which gets cookin' right away with a Mitch Ryder-like groove. Pour in some jerky guitar, swirling organ, swingin' tambourine and roughhouse vocals and you got it, jack. The beat never wavers, only briefly for the pleas of "Help me, help me" but then it gets right back in gear and stays hot for the rest of the song. You aspiring mod DJs out there might want to get ahold of this one for your next shindig because it's a definite mover that ought to lead a few people out onto the multi-colored dance floor, if you know what I mean.
But then again, I thought "That Thing You Do" was a lousy movie, so what do I know?