Clearly‘s one of the earliest reggae hits, having been preceded by Desmond Dekker‘s October 1968 Israelites (the first UK reggae #1, US#9) and Millie Small‘s 1964 ska cover of My Boy Lollipop (UK#2, US#2).
Take lead track ‘Only Shallow’ for example. The album, and very very loud band, remains almost loveless in the charts (UK#24) and at the label (which dropped MBV) – but don’t tell fans, or critics, that.
Thill:Open Love Letter
Oh? OK, Simon, nevermind.