Nancy by Guy Gilchrist

Nancy

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    The story and partial video behind this strip is here:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturevideo/musicvideo/9849156/The-Troggs-perform-Wild-Thing-1966.html

    The full video is here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9DVJE_bhVU

    2 minutes 20 seconds

    A very nice tribute, Guy.

  2. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 3 years ago

    Wild Thing, c’mon and hold me tight……..you mooooooove me!

  3. Tog

    Tog said, over 3 years ago

    Poor old Reg. sadly missed.

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    That song got a lot of Phillies fans’ hopes up throughout the 1993 season – until Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams fell apart in the World Series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
    The Phillies led Game 4 by a 14-9 score and brought in Mitch in the 9th inning. They lost 15-14 in the highest-scoring World Series game ever, even to this day.
    They also brought Wild Thing in to preserve a 6-5 lead in Game 6. He threw that infamous walkoff pitch to Joe Carter, and lost 8-6.
    Had Wild Thing not pitched in those two games, it’s nearly certain that the Phillies would have won the 1993 World Series by a 4-2 margin..

  5. LarryW2LJ

    LarryW2LJ said, over 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    And as I remember, Phillies fans were even more incensed by the fact that Williams didn’t even seem the least bit bothered by the outcomes.

  6. Jimmy Hopkins

    Jimmy Hopkins GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Great song!

  7. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    Alexikakos, thank you for your enlightenment. my brain wasn’t “open for business”, yet. Kept trying to piece the clues together this a.m., then it all hit me. (Sort of A Beatles’ A Day In the Life moment) all I can say was WOW… Mr. Gilchrist, a fitting tribute, and I find myself joining Nancy and Fritizi in jamming to the defining piece of Mr. Reg Presley and the Troggs’ legacy….

  8. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, over 3 years ago

    Good thing Nancy doesn’t know yet what the Wild Thing actually is

  9. iangoodson

    iangoodson said, over 3 years ago

    Never realised that The Troggs had so many fans in the USA. They were rather under-rated in the UK but they were a great band and never pretentious.

  10. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    @felix,

    Not necessarily THAT wild thing. The Troggs’ version, as noted here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Thing_(The_Troggs_song)

    compare that article with this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Thing_(Tone_L%C5%8Dc_song)

  11. clarke3060

    clarke3060 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, YES Fritzi……..You are the original wild thangi

  12. wcgreen3

    wcgreen3 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Girls just love to have FUN!

  13. S M

    S M said, over 3 years ago

    @iangoodson

    The Troggs had such USA fans because Jimi Hendrix covered Wild Thing.

    This was similar to the way Quiet Riot’s cover of Slade’s Cum on feel the Noize brought attention to this great band that was virtually unknown in the USA – Still ticked why North America radio will not play Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody – a staple in the UK and a great song

  14. brklnbern

    brklnbern said, over 3 years ago

    Fritzi looks a little chunky in this strip.

  15. S M

    S M said, over 3 years ago

    Now lets have a tribute to Alvin Lee of Ten Year’s After – forget Going Home at Woodstock, listen to Recorded Live and his 1970’s and beyond solo recordings – brillant stuff

    PS. RIP Clive Burr, original drummer for Iron Maiden and Peter Banks, original guitarist for Yes

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