The Tremeloes Silence is Golden

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The Tremeloes Silence is Golden

Silences is Golden by The Tremeloes

Rock

The song “Silence is Golden” was written by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe for The Four Seasons and released as the B-Side to “Rag Doll” in 1964 to their #1 hit “Rag Doll. In “Silence is Golden,” the singer is hurting inside to see someone he loves fall for the line of someone who’s no good, but he decides to mind his own business as she wouldn’t believe him anyway. Group members were Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. The British band The Tremeloes did a cover of “Silence is Golden” and had an international hit with it in 1967, taking it to #1 on the U.K. charts as well as in Ireland , New Zealand, and Norway. Their cover went #11 in the U.S. and #5 in Australia.

The Tremeloes formed in East London, England, in 1958, and continued to tour and perform for many decades since then. They are a Beat music group. Beat music is a pop-rock fusion of rock and roll (not too far afield from Buddy Holly and The Crickets), doo wop, skiffle, and R&B. It’s a genre that was part of the British invasion and often had a format of a lead, rhythm and bass guitars, and drums. The original Tremeloes were Brian Poole, Rick West, Alan Blakley, Alan Howard, and Dave Munden. Of course, the lineup has changed over the years. For “Silence is Golden,” Poole had gone off to pursue a solo career (he later joined up with them again) and the quintet became a quartet with Len “Chip” Hawkes replacing Alan Howard.

 

Here are the lyrics to “Silence is Golden” by The Tremeloes:

“Oh, don’t it hurt deep inside
To see someone do something to her?
Oh, don’t it pain to see someone cry?
Oh, and especially when someone is her.

Silence is golden
But my eyes still see.
Silence is golden, golden;
But my eyes still see,

Talkin’ is cheap, people follow like sheep
Even though there is nowhere to go.
How could she tell? He deceived her so well.
Pity she’ll be the last one to know.

Silence is golden,
But my eyes still see.
Silence is golden, golden;
But my eyes still see.

How many times did she fall for his lies?
Should I tell her, or should I keep cool?
And if I tried, I know she’ll say I lied
Mind your business, don’t hurt her, you fool.

Silence is golden,
But my eyes still see.
Silence is golden, golden;
But my eyes still see.

But my eyes still see.
But my eyes’ still see.”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online music there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Silence is Golden” by The Tremeloes.

 

2 Comments

  1. […] If you want to compare the version by The Four Seasons with that of The Tremeloes: “Silence is Golden.” […]

  2. […] If you want to compare the version by The Four Seasons with that of The Tremeloes: “Silence is Golden.” […]

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