”A classic British Invasion group formed in Andover, Hampshire in 1964. remembered chiefly as proto-punkers who reached the top of the charts with the “caveman rock” of “Wild Thing” (1966). They were signed by Larry Page, manager of the Kinks, in 1965. They recorded on Page’s Page One Records.”
Here is a vinyl rip of this ’76. 2LP comp. on Sire records. It’s a pretty solid 28 trax collection of hits and singles from 1966-72, with style range from garage/proto-punk [Wild Thing, Lost Girl, Give It To Me ,Say Darlin’, I Want You, Gonna Make You, I Can’t Control Myself, From Home, I Can Only Give You Everything], proto-glam rock [Come Now, Lover, The Raver] to slices of baroque pop [Love Is All Around, Any Way That You Want Me,Cousin Jane, You Can Cry If You Want To] and psychedelia [Night Of The Long Grass, Purple Shades, Maybe The Madman] or all-out riot of ”Feels Like A Woman”. They were an important influence for bands like the Ramones, DMZ or (earlier) the MC5. So… Come Now… Dig!!!