UK single release: Do Anything You Say

David Bowie’s second single for the Pye label, ‘Do Anything You Say’, was released in the United Kingdom on Friday 1 April 1966.

It had been recorded with his backing band, the Buzz, on 7 March, with Tony Hatch producing. The b-side, ‘Good Morning Girl’, was also taped during the session.

Do Anything You Say single – United Kingdom

The day after its release, Dusty Springfield was the guest singles reviewer for the Melody Maker. Her verdict on ‘Do Anything You Say’ was: “I haven’t got a clue who this is either, but I can see the effort that has gone into this record. It’s nice. The sound is a bit messy.”

Sadly, Springfield’s words were not enough to entice the record-buying public. As with all Bowie’s pre-‘Space Oddity’ singles, ‘Do Anything You Say’ was not a commercial success.

Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Railway Hotel, Wealdstone
Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Palais, Dundee
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