Wild Ones ( The ) - WILD THING

First performance: 24/04/2009


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 3 times at full and used it once as a snippet:
 
E Street premiere for "Wild Thing" : “So you think you can stoop the band, huh?…”
 
 
 
2009-06-04 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
 
"Wild Thing," is played by sign request.
 
 
 
  • Snippet
during MARY'S PLACE
 
2003-06-21 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
The audience sings a Swedish birthday song for Nils right after "Mary's Place", which includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You", plus a line of "Wild Thing" during Patti's introduction. "
 

Songinfo

"Wild Thing" is a song written by American songwriter Chip Taylor and popularized by the English rock band the Troggs. It was originally recorded and released by the American rock band the Wild Ones in 1965, but it did not chart. It has also been performed by many other musicians. The first studio version was recorded by the Wild Ones, a band based in New York and set up by socialite Sybil Christopher. They had contacted composer Chip Taylor to ask him to write a song for them to release as a single. Taylor composed it very quickly: within a couple of minutes, he had the chorus and a "sexual-kind-of-feeling song" emerged. On his demo version, Taylor banged on a tambourine while producer Ron Johnson "was doing this little thing with his hands", as Taylor related it. The result sounded "cool". Producer Gerry Granahan approved the song and then produced the Wild Ones' recording, with vocals by Chuck Alden. However, on its release in November 1965, the record failed to sell, and Alden later said that he regretted not performing the song in the same way as Taylor's demo. The solo in the middle of the song was performed by the recording engineer using his hands as a whistle. This sound was subsequently imitated by the Troggs in their version using an ocarina.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

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 and hold me tight
I love you
Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing
Wild thing, I think you move me
But I wanna know for sure
Come on and hold me tight
You move me
Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing
Wild thing, you make my heart sing