Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits on "East West" cover
Posted on Fri, Feb 25 2000 at 10:07 a.m. PST
by David T. <[email protected]>
From Shawn Stewart:

I had a brief exchange with Peter Noone of the now defunct Herman's Hermits... As you know Moz did a cover of "East West" so I asked him about it and he said:

"Hello Shawn,

Thanks for the email. I heard Morisey was a big HH fan, so I was happy he did one of our songs. I think he just missed.I think my version captured the sadness of life on the road better than he was able to do, although I will admit he has cornered the sadness market much better than me. See you in the whirled.

Peter Noone

'The artist formerly known as Herman'"

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That is a fabulous song.

james bondage
- Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 10:22:04 (PST) | #1

What a @#!!!ing ding-dong.

- Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 10:23:40 (PST) | #2

me or peter?

peter's no ding-dong.. he's an intelligent man, and it is afterall his song.. who better to evaluate..

shawn stewart
vancouver - Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 10:54:25 (PST) | #3

Well, it's actually Graham Gouldman's song. ;-) But yeah, he's the first guy to record it, so I would give him the right to say what he wants, darn it.

Ned Raggett <[email protected]>
- Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 14:19:31 (PST) | #4

Very very nice and informative bit, thank you for sharing this with us. = )

Sheila Take a Bow
- Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 15:48:58 (PST) | #5


shows how much thought he puts into things. i doubt that he listened to the track more than once.

i think his comments were insulting, esp. the "sadness" bit. (an insult veiled as a compliment)

carlos <[email protected]>
Houston, Texas USA - Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 18:04:17 (PST) | #6

Oh Carlos aren't people allowed to have their own opinions ... not every Morrissey tune is perfect. Herman's Hermits rawk!

lost in the sixties
- Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 19:33:43 (PST) | #7

Peter Noone's comments were nice. He seems to me to be still the friendly, lovable Herman that I have in my mind from the 60s. I now must dig out the CD single with East West! And the EMI HH Greatest Hits to hear the original!

Lon <[email protected]>
Atlanta - Mon, Feb 28, 2000 at 07:26:53 (PST) | #8

my dad has a "herman & the hermits" record.
did anyone see the "dick van dyke" show
featuring the hermits?

morrissey has such corn-ball tastes.

just say no to brit-pop... current or retro.

kizmiaz - Tue, Mar 07, 2000 at 07:14:51 (PST) | #9

* return to Morrissey-solo