on 15 October 2001
The year is 1966 and the Mersey sound has all but gone the great and clever artists know that change is vital.
The Hollies were one of these artists, as this wonderful album showed.
The sound was bigger and better than ever and some songs pointed the way towards the following years summer of love. Buy it and see. Clown is weird and tell me to my face sublime. Crusader is a masterpeice and Pay you back with intrest gives the album a commercial feel, it all ends with the wonderful Stop stop stop. ENJOY!
on 28 April 2003
I am a great fan of the Hollies, and this album is a stunning example of just how innovative they are. Clown; High Classed; Crusader; are all tracks which raise the hairs on the back of your neck. The rest of the tracks are just standard "run-of the mill", brilliant, top quality, Hollies material.
One special effect used on "Crusader" is a bag of frozen peas to represent the sound of the marching crusading army!!.
I have had the album for years, but it is now badly scratched, so I am re-buying the album as a CD. What better recommendation can there be for an album!!
on 22 September 2015
Having finally just read Graham Nash's Wild Tales book, I was curious about this album as it was towards the end of the Nash-Hollies era. Pay You Back With Interest is a great song, obviously Nash-Inspired and the slightly gimmicky Clown is another I like. There are three tracks "with accompaniment directed by Mike Vickers" which are quite dated and cheesy sounding these days, hence the dropping of a star. Overall, a very enjoyable 9 out of 12 tracks. The album is also in both mono and stereo versions.
on 7 August 2013
I think "For Certain Because" is The Hollies' best album together with "Hollies" and especially "Would You Believe". "For Certain Because" is full of brilliant songs like the single hits " Stop! Stop! Stop", and "Pay You Back With Interest". "What's Wrong With The Way I Live", Suspicious Look In Your Eyes" and "Tell Me To My Face" could also have been single hits. I like almost all songs on this album. Buy this album, if you like The Hollies!