Wild Things They Don’t Tell Us
(foreword by Adam Faith [1940-2003]; 2002)
* Reg Presley was songwriter and lead singer with the 1960s Pop Group The Troggs
The Bibliography of Fantastic Beliefs
|Does that PYE logo remind you of anything???|
"Reg Presley, the lead singer of the 1960s rock band The Troggs, has died of cancer.The band was best known for its hit songs Wild Thing and Love is All Around.
Presley's publicist say the 71-year-old died surrounded by family at his home at home in the English county of Hampshire."
Troggs lead singer Reg Presley dies
|A review by Nathan Brazil|
Reg Presley touches upon many issues, without becoming bogged down in any one.
Don't be put off if you think you've heard it a million times before, because this book includes a little nugget of gold, or to be more accurate, white gold.
Like Fox Mulder, Presley wants to believe, and his enthusiasm is infectious.
In a genre that is so often the domain of con-men, I found Presley's open and honest approach to be a breath of fresh air.
It's clear that he has no desire to befuddle or deliberately deceive the reader.
The style of writing he employs feels similar to a pub conversation with a knowledgeable friend.
Knowledgeable, but not know-it-all.
Unlike authors who insist they have the one true theory, Presley is keen to remain open minded."
""Wild Thing" is a song written by New York City-born songwriter Chip Taylor. Originally recorded by The Wild Ones in 1965,
"Wild Thing" is best known for its 1966 cover by the English band The Troggs, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1966.
The song peaked at one position lower in Britain."
|Superbowl halftime show 2013|
The performance was captured in the 1967
documentary Monterey Pop.
Hendrix recorded the song live, as heard on the compilation album The Ultimate Experience.
Hendrix lit his guitar on fire at the song's finish"
You might want to take a look at the songs that were performed at the Monterey Pop Fesytival too, in relation to yesterday's Superbowl.
Songs featured in the film, in order of appearance:
- Scott McKenzie—"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)"*
- The Mamas & The Papas—"Creeque Alley"* and "California Dreamin'"
- Canned Heat—"Rollin' and Tumblin'"
- Simon & Garfunkel—"The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"
- Hugh Masekela—"Bajabula Bonke (The Healing Song)"
- Jefferson Airplane—"High Flyin' Bird" and "Today"
- Big Brother & The Holding Company—"Ball 'n' Chain"
- Eric Burdon & The Animals—"Paint It, Black"
- The Who—"My Generation"
- Country Joe & The Fish—"Section 43"
- Otis Redding—"Shake" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long"
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience—"Wild Thing"
- The Mamas & The Papas—"Got a Feelin'"
- Ravi Shankar—"Raga Bhimpalasi" (actually "Dhun (Dadra and Fast Teental")
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|Backstage: Piggy decides to go on a diet.|
Guest Act: "Cotton Fields Back Home"
Pigs in Space: The crew is running out of oxygen, fuel and water. And swill.
Song: Animal performs "Wild Thing"
Gonzo's Act: Gonzo recites Shakespeare in his own way.
At the Dance: The couples discuss losing weight.
Song: Dr. Teeth performs a song about cheesecake.
Chatting with the Guest Star: Kermit talks to Teresa about her autograph book.
Muppet Labs: Electric Nose Warmer
Song: Scooter sings "At The Hop" with some friends
Guest Act: "Spinning Wheel" with Sweetums
Guest Act: "Music! Music! Music!"
|#12? Joan Jett from The Runaways|
Live in Japan.
Drummer Sandy West sang lead on the track.
The video also featured a raunchy "roll on the mat" dance with Jessica Hahn. Kinison's version changed the song to a misogynistic rant against the title subject, with lines such as "Why didn't you tell me you were a demon from Hell" and "The only thing that gets you off is to see me in pain."
A cover by the Los Angeles-based punk band X was used in the 1989 film Major League and its 1994 sequel, Major League II.
The 1991 animated series of the comic book character Swamp Thing had a theme song that parodied "Wild Thing," with the lyrics "Swamp Thing! You are amazing!"
|Not the 1993 version ;-)|
It peaked at No. 39 on the Australian Singles Chart.
Hank Williams, Jr. recorded a cover version in 1995 for his album Hog Wild.
Canadian music duo Prozzak, on their 1998 album Hot Show, performed a medley of this and "Poor Boy".
Westlife performed the song on their
Where the Dreams Come True Tour (2001).
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed the song on numerous occasions during their Working on a Dream Tour (2009).
Prince interpolated the chorus of the song into his cover of
Tommy James and the Shondells' Crimson and Clover, for the album Lotusflower (2009).
Liz Phair covered this song on her 2010 album Funstyle.
American heavy metal band Chimaira did a cover of the song in 2011, and released it on their official YouTube channel.
In the UK the song was used heavily by television programme You've Been Framed, for clips generally involving animals.
D2: The Mighty Ducks.