DAVE BERRY - 'The Crying Game'/'Don't Gimme No Lip Child' (Decca F.11937) July 1964
The top side 'The Crying Game' was a huge hit for Dave Berry, reaching #5 in Britain. It's an introspective beat ballad written by Geoff Stephens, who managed Donovan at the time. Not a tune though for Berry to enthral the audience with his 'human sloth' moves.
'Don't Gimme No Lip Child' is a tough sounding R&B swinger with killer harmonica throughout which was contributed by Jimmy Page, as was the electrifying guitar. It's a shame Dave Berry didn't record more hard hitting beat instead of the orchestral ballads that would litter his catalogue in the years to follow.
|scan obtained from 45cat - note the Radio Caroline ink stamp|