cmooreNC wrote:Fred wrote: (His early stuff includes "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning"--really!) I'll bet his mailbox money is his major income source.
Waaaait a minute! You're telling me that those two songs were written by the same person?! ~clunk~ (sound of me hitting the floor)
Absolutely. Altho he's very "country" now Chip Taylor's originally from Mt. Vernon, NY, just north of NYC, and his early years in music were spent as a songwriter in an office in the Theater District in Manhattan (could have been the famous Brill Building, or another). He told a story about meeting another young songwriter there by the name of Hendrix, who later went on to a brief but spectacular performing career--and performed Wild Thing regularly, after The Troggs made a hit of it. He and Carrie Rodriguez included both songs in their set when I saw them together last year, although passed through the "country" filter, Wild Thing came out more like Waald Thaang.