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The McCoys

This Indiana group was still in high school when they were tapped by the Strangeloves production team of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer as a vehicle for their material in 1965. Their first effort, "Hang on Sloopy," was a monster number one smash, built around a riff and chorus that ranks with "Louie Louie" and "La Bamba" as a garage band perennial with its compelling, elemental simplicity. Featuring the lead vocals and lead guitar of a young Rick Derringer, they went on to cut a lot of similar chunky, innocuous pop/rock over the next couple years with fair success. The "Hang on Sloopy" sound-alike "Fever" was their only other Top Ten entry, and the Ritchie Valens cover "C'Mon Let's Go" their only other Top 40 hit.

The McCoys recorded very little original material during their early years at Bang Records; most of it was supplied by the Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer production team, much of which consisted of unexceptional derivations of the "Hang on Sloopy" prototype. Notable exceptions were the folky "Sorrow," covered for a Top Ten hit by the Merseys in Great Britain (and covered by David Bowie on Pin Ups a decade later), and the adventurous Middle Eastern-tinged garage psychedelia of "Don't Worry Mother," their best cut besides "Hang on Sloopy." The McCoys proved unusually durable after their career as a teen pop band; in the late '60s, they broke from their Bang producers to record psychedelic and progressive rock for Mercury. Most of the group joined Johnny Winter's backup band in the early '70s, and in 1973 Rick Derringer joined the Edgar Winter group as lead guitarist and vocalist, after which he had a successful hard rock solo career. ~ Richie Unterberger
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Track List: Hang On Sloopy: The Best Of The McCoys

1. Meet The McCoys

2. Hang On Sloopy

3. I Can't Explain It

4. Fever

5. Sorrow

6. Up And Down

7. If You Tell A Lie

8. Come On Let's Go

9. Little People

10. Smokey Joe's Cafe

11. Mr. Summer

12. Everyday I Have To Cry

13. (You Make Me Feel) So Good

14. Runaway

15. Gaitor Tails And Monkey Ribs

16. Ko-Ko

17. Bald Headed Lena

18. Say Those Magic Words

19. Don't Worry Mother (Your Son's Heart Is Pure)

20. I Got To Go Back (And Watch That Little Girl Dance)

21. The Dynamite

22. Beat The Clock

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I was a whipper snapper back den pops was still trying to bust a nut out of me ..72....i was born.lol.lol . l o l . ACE . BX CYPRESS141 ST....PENAPR U D E N C I O 10.. &KERR.da2... u aint da only sloopy fella so dont feel bad.. Lol lol.lol
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I have loved Hang on Sloopy since I was a kid. I still get called sloopy by some on friends.
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The only one year from 1965 that year was a great year for them and for me, i was only 17 years old and I miss those days ago.
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Great song
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The McCoy the only have a one hit but what a record hang on sloopy.p
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Where is my Snoopy girl at
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Didn't you hear? We are The Best Team this year! BUCKEYES RULE !!!!!
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I O
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O-H!
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janalyn.sull i v a n . 5 0
this song is Ohio's State song - did a report from 5th grade.
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milosdad
Love Rick Derringer.
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These guys performed at a dance at my school in 1978. They were great - not the typical band to play a dance at a small public college!
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ramsdal1
now this was music
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Hang on Sloopy is a tradition at The Ohio State University football games - GO BUCKS!
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Great Sound!
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these guys were amazing,
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MCcoys human Ball Blues, Ausome
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"Sorrow" is a fantastic song. I still haven't got the original performance here; both Bowie and Merseys do it exceptionall y well.

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