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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Herman's Hermit - No milk today

Video of Herman's Hermit singing "No milk today"

"No Milk Today" is a song that was written by Graham Gouldman and originally recorded by British pop band Herman's Hermits. It was first released as a single by the Mancunian group in the UK in October 1966 and, with the B-side "My Reservation's Been Confirmed", enjoyed chart success, peaking at #7. Although not released as a single in the US ("Dandy" was released in its place with the same B-side), it was popular enough to become a moderate hit when it was released there as the B-side to "There's a Kind of Hush", reaching #35 in 1967 (the A-side reaching #4).
The song, which is dominated by its downcast reflective verses and neatly complemented by its interjecting upbeat chorus, was the second major song Gouldman wrote for Herman's Hermits (the previous being "Listen People", a US #3).
The single is significant due to the fact that it was the first track for which the band employed an orchestra.

Later the song was recorded by Gouldman himself as the sole single (released with "The Impossible Years") from his 1968 debut album The Graham Gouldman Thing and, in 2006, it was included on the compilation album Greatest Hits... And More, released by Gouldman's own band 10cc.

Source: No Milk today (Wikipedia)

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