This was another shocker simply because I always considered this hit to be one the band’s signature songs. This and that other song where someone starting using a swear word in the chorus.
NEEDLES AND PINS was released in 1977 as a cover by SMOKIE of the original recording from Jackie DeShannon in 1963.
I find it intriguing to watch the video and see how the men dressed back in the day and laugh at the ridiculous hairstyles they thought they had. They look like a trio of Joker’s henchmen. As I was conceived in the same decade, I suppose my Dad had a wonderful personality or didn’t follow the fashion at all.
You can listen to the original recording of the song here. It’s actually been covered a whopping 10 times and ironically, most successfully, by The Searchers in 1964.