Troggs: Part II


The Troggs are widely seen as a highly influential band whose sound was an inspiration for garage rock and punk rock. Influential American critic Lester Bangs “called the band the progenitors of punk”.

Looks like my dad had two versions of this single; one for the different labels.

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Side One

Gonna Make You

Side Two

I Can’t Control Myself

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Side One

Gonna Make You

Side Two

I Can’t Control Myself

Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing…


…You make everything groovy, wild thing

Wild thing, I think I love you

But I wanna know for sure 

Come on, hold me tight, I love you

Of course I know the lyrics to this song! I’ve mentioned my dad’s boat before and Wild Thing was it’s last name. Before I was born, the boat was called the Pink Mushroom. I’ve also mentioned that my dad had toilet humor right? Once I was born, he found it inappropriate to have a penis reference on the boat so it was changed to Baby Boomer. As I grew up, I didn’t want the boat named after me to be called a baby, so I got to pick. He wanted it to be a song and I was certainly a wild child so this just fit! It’s no wonder that we have this one twice!

The Troggs are an English rock band from the 1960s that had a number of hits in the UK and the US. Their most famous songs include the Hot 100 chart topper “Wild Thing”, “With a Girl Like You” and “Love is All Around”, all of which sold over one million copies and were awarded gold discs.

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Side One

Wild Thing

Side Two

Love is All Around

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Side One

Wild Thing

Side Two

From Home

She’s a Beauty!


The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band whose 1975 debut album included the hit single “White Punks on Dope”. They are perhaps best remembered for their 1983 single “She’s a Beauty”, a top 10 U.S. hit with a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV; and in the 1980 film Xanadu singing the rock portion of the cross-genre song “Dancin’” opposite a big band.

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Side One

She’s a Beauty

Side Two

When You’re Ready to Come

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Side One

Don’t Want to Wait Anymore

Side Two

Think About Me

The Turbans


I do have some songs from The Turbans on various artist LPs and it would be unusual to have more than their hit single, but my dad did love doo wop so much. He used to watch the sing-a-thon things on TV and list how many times the line up would change. If I could remember half of this stuff, I might not need an excel sheet to go with the blog!

The Turbans were an African American doo-wop vocal group from Philadelphia in the 1950s. Their biggest hit, “When You Dance” reached #3 on the R&B chart.

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Side One

B-I-N-G-O (Bingo)

Side Two

I’m Nobody’s

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Side One

Sister Sookey

Side Two

I’ll Always Watch Over You

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Side One

When You Dance

Side Two

Let Me Show You (Around My Heart)

The Turtles


The Turtles are an American rock band that scored their biggest and best-known hit in 1967 with the song “Happy Together”.

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Side One

You Baby

Side Two

Wanderin’ Kind

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Side One

 You Showed Me

Side Two

Buzz Saw

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Side One

 You Know What I Mean

Side Two

Rugs of Woods & Flowers

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Side One

Happy Together

Side Two

The Walking Song