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.
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.
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