THE HERD - 'From The Underworld'/'Sweet William' (Fontana TF 856) August 1967

I've highlighted The Herd a couple of times on my blog over the years, you'll find the entries in the archives.
'From The Underworld' was a big hit for the group and the single eventually peaked at number 6 in the UK charts during October 1967.

'From The Underworld' has a big production with church bells, strings, and a choir all moulded together with some great sounding fuzz guitar. The song was written by the hit making team of Howard-Blaikley (responsible for the DDDBM&T pop overtures).

The little known B-side 'Sweet William' is a gem made even better with the inclusion of period '67 mod hammond groove. This song was a group original written by Andy Bown and Peter Frampton. Who knows what The Herd could have come up with if they hadn't gone all out for the pop hits?

"Oh sweet William, please don't pick the flowers"

THE HERD - Sweet William

German release of 'From The Underworld'/'Sweet William'