Title: Have I The Right
Artist: The Honeycombs
Album: The Honeycombs
Year Released: 1964
What It Is: One of the great singles from the “British Invasion” era. It’s noted for Joe Meek’s production and Honey Lantree on drums. While not the most technically proficient player, Lantree is one of the first female drummers in rock history.
Riffage / Hookage: That sinewy guitar part really sticks with you.
Cowbell?: No. But the band stomped on stairs to make that loud racket in the chorus.
Words Of Wisdom: Words? Not really important here.
Mixology Report: Good for oldies mixes, or historical ‘chix rox’ mixes.
Top Five Genius Results: Yummy Yummy Yummy – Ohio Express
Simon Says – 1910 Fruitgum Company
Tiger Feet – Mud
See My Baby Jive – Wizzard
Sheila – Tommy Roe
Wow, I didn’t think it was THAT bubblegummy.
For The Good Of The Order: For a band with just one or two US hits (and just two albums), they have a pretty long entry in the All Music Guide, full of intrigue and people leaving and all that. And yes, that goofy dude in the glasses IS part of the band!
Here’s a classic 60’s type tv show video, with synchronized movements and all.