Warning: Nerd rock is laid on thick in this post. That's because we're talking about London's The Honeycombs who were one of the many Joe Meek produced bands to be unleashed on the listening public. The Honeycombs have one of the best names you will ever hear. "What?", you say, "Honeycombs isn't very good of a name." Ahh, but wait for it my child. The band got the name The Honeycombs after their drummer, Honey Lantree who was….a hairdresser. Get it. Honey. Combs. The woman, Honey, combs hair. The Honeycombs. Sheesh, that took you too long to figure it out. The rest of this unhip combo were Dennis D'Ell singing, Martin Murray, Alan Ward, and Honey's brother, John Lantree.
We're going to feature their bizarre little cover of George Gershwin's bizarre biblical reference number, It Ain't Necessarily So. It's bizarre. That's why we like it. It was featured on the Flip-Side of their debut album, released in the UK on Pye Records and in the US on Vee Jay Records in 1964.