Saturday, February 25, 2017


            There is no download for this one I have this one on vinyl but currently the turntable is packed away for our";sometime" soon move back to St.Louis  If your an avid cut and paste person you can track the tunes and  make your own. Hopefully I will get s chance to run the vinyl  to complete this one 

One of the crowning achievements in classic oldies compilations was Warner Special Products' Wild Thing, a double album (don't think it ever came out on CD) concocted for the the TV marketing company LakeShore Music.

The collection compiled the crude recordings of America's favorite garage bands (or protopunks), primitive groups who, 15 years before the English and New York punk explosions, nurtured a raw sound built upon only three chords.  (And what chords they were!)

These bands were not concerned with nihilism. Their revolution was a simple one--turn the amps up loud and blow mom and dad away!

The greatest example of this, of course, is the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie," which is punk incarnate, a drunken brawl with bodies and cymbals crashing. The record is so sloppy that, after the guitar break, the vocalist interrupts too early, nearly throwing everybody off the beat into a tumbling heap. This instant of brash carelessness defined American garage-punk rock.

The punk of the '60s is the most impudent style in rock history. As the Standells' "Dirty Water" fades out, the lead singer proclaims that he's the Boston Strangler. Or, consider the vehemence of the fuzztone on rabid classics such as the Leaves' "Hey Joe," Music Machine's "Talk Talk," and Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction."

Wild Thing contained 30 of these chaotic tunes--from frat-house romps like the Swingin' Medallions' "Double Shot" to psycho stomps like Balloon Farm's "A Question of Temperature. The only collection that can compete with this one in establishing the positive energy of the much-maligned punk genre was 1972's Nuggets--Original Artifacts from the First Psychedelic Era.

Track listing

    A1 The Troggs - Wild Thing
    A2 Love - My Little Red Book
    A3 The Knickerbockers - Lies
    A4 The Guess Who - Shakin' All Over
    A5 The Castaways - Liar, Liar
    A6 The Leaves - Hey Joe
    A7 Paul Revere & The Raiders - Kicks
    B1 The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
    B2 The Swingin' Medallions - Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
    B3 Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About a Mover
    B4 The Fireballs - Bottle of Wine
    B5 The Strangeloves - I Want Candy
    B6 The Music Explosion - Little Bit of Soul
    B7 Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl
    C1 The Music Machine - Talk Talk
    C2 The Gentrys - Keep on Dancing
    C3 The Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake
    C4 Los Bravos - Black is Black
    C5 The Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law
    C6 Dino, Desi and Billy - I'm a Fool
    C7 The Rascals - Come On Up
    C8 The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me
    D1 Question Mark and The Mysterians - 96 Tears
    D2 The Five Americans - I See the Light
    D3 The Seeds - Pushin' Too Hard
    D4 The Balloon Farm - A Question of Temperature
    D5 Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
    D6 The Standells - Dirty Water
    D7 The Shadows of Knight - Gloria
    D8 Count Five - Psychotic Reaction

 Various Artists– Wild Thing
Warner Special Products ?– OP 2521, Lakeshore Music ?– OP 2521
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Rock, Pop
Beat, Garage Rock, Pop Rock


Anonymous said...

I have this comp from back in the day. This is the first time I've seen anyone post this. I still think that Convertible is really "Hot" said...

I had this one in my hands yesterday*. Didn't really look at it due to the naff cover, but I may go back for it now...

*funny how that works out sometimes.


brambleman said...

Please digitize

evenspotspeaks said...

Funny! I still have this vinyl that I ordered on tv back in the day along w/ Freedom and Get It Together! from RCA label Sessions Presents.

Paul Redbeard said...

Hope you can put it up for downloading soon!

j cline said...

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