Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel are an English glam rock band from the early 1970s. Their music covers a range of styles from pop to progressive rock . One more single from the album, "Mr. Raffles (Man, It Was Mean)" made the Top 20, and the following album Timeless Flight was a top 20 success, although both singles "Black or White" and "White, White Dove" failed to chart. After 1975, Harley struggled to match the success of "Make Me Smile" and faded from fame, and Cockney Rebel eventually.
In February 1975, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel reached the UK number one spot with "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)", which was released as the lead single from The Best Years of Our Lives. After the album reached the UK Top 5 in March, Harley, the band and EMI Records decided that "Mr. Raffles (Man, It Was Mean)" would be released as the album's second single. Released in May, the song peaked at No. 13 and remained in the UK Top 50 for six weeks Like the rest of The Best Years of Our Lives album, the song was either.
He explained: "Raffles was a master thief. He was a con artist too. I use his name to invoke a religious allegory, yes. We see religion and its leaders in our own ways: 'Sham: 'Man, it was mean to be seen in the robes you wore for Lent, you must've known that it was Easter
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