WILD THING

Latest update on 27/01/2018

Artist: Wild Ones
Author: Chip Taylor
Label: U.A.
Year: 1965

Substandard, sank like a stone (except in New York). Line up: Jordan Christopher, Tom Graves, Tommy Trick and Eddie Wright. Written in a hurry and by request. Chip would never keep anything that sexual for himself. When he demonstrated the demo to his brother Jon (Voight), that was just for laughs. No wonder stand-up comedian Jerry Branigan used the song right away in his routine, even prior to the first proper recording. Other Chip Taylor songs: Angel Of The Morning and Anyway That You Want Me (see there).

Covers:

1965:

Hedgehoppers Anonymous [also pre Troggs (for Decca) but shelved]

1966:

Troggs [n°1 US, n°2 UK; ocarina solo]

1966:

Tommy Roe

1966:

Kingsmen

1966:

Standells

1967:

Senator Bobby [parody of senator Bobby Kennedy, one year before he got shot]

1967:

Jimi Hendrix [live at Monterey Pop, burning his guitar on stage]

1967:

Senator Everett McKinley [even bigger parody, stretching the gap between moral majority and summer of love]

1967:

Geno Washington

1968:

Jeff Beck

1974:

Fancy [hit US]

1977:

Runaways

1978:

Amanda Lear

1979:

Cold Chisel

1980:

Hank Wangford [as a country parody]

1982:

Randy California

1983:

Meteors

1983:

Bush Tetras

1984:

La Muerte

1987:

Kat Onoma

1992:

Cheap Trick

1995:

Mr. Ed Jump The Gun [as Wild Thang]

1996:

Popa Chubby

1996:

Chip Taylor [finally the author, apart from his demo of course (where he whistles during the interlude)]

2016:

Ace Frehley [with Lita Ford]

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