In memory of Jeff Beck who has died at 78, this was probably his most commercial track and not his kind of thing at all. It was produced by Mickie Most, though how those two got together is a mystery to me. According to Wikipedia, Beck said that Hi Ho Silver Lining was like ‘having a pink toilet seat hung around your neck for the rest of your life’. Spot on: it’s awful.
The song was by Americans Scott English and Larry Weiss and first released as a single in March 1967 by the Attack.
Jeff Beck’s version was released a few days later.
The Attack got to No 53 in Britain while Beck reached No 14, and when it was re-released in 1972 it got to No 17. In America it reached No 123 in 1967 – I imagine they did not try it again in 1972.