Lennon/MCartney composition, I think. I consider this recording a tiny little blight on an otherwise stellar career. Never heard anyone do justice to this song other than the original. Much preferred his original songs. This band put out a small string of pretty good pop/rock songs in the early mid 60's. They had an interesting story. Remember The Office (Amer version)? Remember the character, "Creed"? Creed was the actor's real name and he was a member of the Grass Roots. The band was created by two producers who had the songs and the band name and simply found a good enough band and bestowed both on Creed's group. The Wrecking Crew played all the band's record dates, naturally. I had heard that there was some question about the circumstances of his death but never heard this story. Sounds like Brian was headed for a bad end one way or another. Not surprised that he may have been a victim of homicide. Things were so weird back then with all the drugs and lack of knowledge of their detrimental affects on the body. No question Stand was an artistic high point. It was full of great songs that not only broke new pop and r&b ground stylistically, but also carried a discernible message which reflected the band's image which screamed inclusion, diversity, and a certain amount of decadence and a bit of danger. Interesting about the Motown acts covering these songs, because I don't think there is any way Berry Gordy would have accepted Sly and his group of wild men and women in the formative days of Motown without trying to "tame" them. My Motown albums are vibrating right now at the mere thought. "Higher" epitomizes that wildness which was mixed with funk, r&b, psychodelic rock, and gospel. I liked "Somebody", but like Stand, the song doesn't really take off until the "get down" part at the very end. Loved this song. The hard core polyrythmic beats and the trademark wild man approach were perfect. Relly interesting. I didn't know anything about most of this. Sly did pretty well on the songs on Stand without the rest of the band, but I think it failed miserably on his last album There's a Riot Going On, which Sly recorded virtually by himself. How do you jettison these very talented musicians. Larry Graham was virtuoso bassist who revolutionized rock bass playing. He also possessed one of the strongest and purest basso profundo's since Otis Williams of the Temptations. "Riot" was critically acclaimed, but I thought the album was subpar. Absolutely agree.