TOMMY ROE – “Dizzy”I’m not a huge fan of late 60s bubblegum in general – though I respect it as a root for a lot of stuff I do love – and “Dizzy” is a puny specimen at any rate. A rewrite of Roe’s earlier (and cuter) “Sweet Pea” with string arrangements, it tries hard to please but its big problem is the title, which it’s too polite and too slow to match: this isn’t dizzy infatuation, it’s a kindly aunt being gently rotated for a game of blind man’s buff. The sparseness of the arrangement doesn’t help: combined with the stately pace it creates a “My First Pop Song” feel, with every hook and beat nicely telegraphed and spelt out.

Score: 4

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