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Saturday, 11 September 2010

Wild Thing - We Five (1966)

Dear friends hi,

For today I have for you one of the wildest covers of the Toggs classic hit Wild Thing. I believe thtat this version is one of the rawest I ever heard.
This cover is from The We Five from 1966 hailing from Athens, Greece.
This song was recorded in a theatre where the We Five performed live with audience for a radio show. So practically this is almost a live appearance showing the real capablities of the the "first Greek Super Group". This version has a very garage feeeling with snotty raw vocals , organ anf fuzzy guitars.

We Five are alleged to be the first super group in the history of Greek Rock-Pop as they featured talented musicians who used to perform at the most popular Athenian Groups like The Idols, The Minis, The Juniors, & The Stormies. In addition members of the We Five later followed a succefull carreer in Europe with most famous Demis Roussos. We Five had a short lived carreer from 1966 to 1967

Their members were during 1966-1967:
Demis Roussos(vocals, bass, 1966-67)
Alekos Karakantas (guitar)
Spyros Metaxas(guitar, 1966-67)
Lakis Vlavianos (organ)
Makis Saliaris (drums)
Giorgos Petridis (vocals, bass, 1967)
Dimitris Katakouzinos (guitar, 1967)

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8 comments:

TalentAgent/US said...

Not to de-mean this group. but this is NOT the famous WE FIVE group, that recorded two hits.The WE FIVE group recorded for the A&M Label.
Too bad this group wasn't caught back in the 60's. I'm sure they would have had to change their name.
The hit group WE FIVE were recording from 1965-1969. That superceeds this group by a couple of years!
To us 60's music fans...this is very frustrating to see these groups that infringed on the "Name" acts.
And.....Let me say, Great Blog!

MGR said...

Good one///

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Thee LP said...

Thanks for sharing this fantastic version... Did the greek We Five release anything else?

Rookies Cookies said...

Yes, they had released other staff as well, officially 1 or 2 singles. This song and other staff were unreleased and came up from live recordings at a theatre for a radio station

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