From the A Quick One liner notes by Chris Charleworth with additions by Brian Cady:
Recorded at Pye No. 2 Studio prior to Sept. 29, 1966.
Keith's second song on the album involved the group marching up and down past a mono mike because Kit Lambert, years ahead of his time, thought this might create a 'stereo' effect. Keith played orchestral cymbals, Pete was on penny whistle, Roger blew through a trombone and John played the trumpet.
The following year 'Cobwebs And Strange' was to manifest itself on The Who Sell Out as 'Heinz Baked Beans' and 27 years later, Pete opened his act with a great version of this song on his 1993 solo U.S. tour.
The stereo mix was released in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
John claims to have written the melody for this song, however the melody is lifted "note for note" from a track called "Eastern Journey" on Tony Crombie's 1960 soundtrack to the U.K. television series Man From Interpol. In any case, Keith certainly authored the drum part. This track was originally called "Showbiz Sonata."]