Release Date

January 1, 1971

The Dramatics’ third studio album was supposed to be called The Devil Is Dope, named for the hit B-side to their single “Hey You! Get Off My Mountain,” but the music industry’s payola scandal in the US put the kibosh on that plan, according to the group’s lead singer Ron Banks. He told Blues & Soul in 1974: “There was a scandal in the States about record companies paying payola in the form of drugs and so the company decided that it would be bad timing to call our album that so they changed it.”