Fancy (3)

Fancy (3)

After Ray Fenwick had sessioned with producer Mike Hurst, and bassist Mo Foster (on different sessions), Hurst invited Fenwick to produce a new version of the Troggs number, 'Wild Thing'. The three of them got together, and after recruiting drummer Henry Spinetti, and singer Helen Caunt, they recorded their version. To the surprise of all concerned, the track was a hit in the U.S. charts and they quickly came under pressure to produce a follow-up, then an album. However, Caunt was deemed increasingly unsuitable and was replaced by Annie Kavanagh, who'd been lead in the London performance of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. In early 1974, they hit the U.S. charts for a second time with 'Touch Me', but it was clear to Hurst that Atlantic weren't going to support the band, so he "pulled out of the deal".

in the summer of 1974, newly signed to Arista, and now with Les Binks on drums, they embarked on their U.S. tour. During this tour they supported several acts, including: Kiss, Wishbone Ash, and Steppenwolf. They continued touring, and in early 1975 they also supported 10cc at the Hammersmith Odeon, in London. There were to be several more releases, but their former success in the States eluded them. The band fizzled-out in 1976. Ray Fenwick went on to record with, and then join the Ian Gillan Band.


Fancy (3) Discography Tracks


Fancy (3) Wild Thing (Album) Big Tree Records Colombia 1974 Sell This Version
BT 89502 0698 Fancy (3) Wild Thing(LP, Album, Pro) Big Tree Records BT 89502 0698 US 1974 Sell This Version
Fancy (3) Something To Remember (Album) Arista Germany 1975 Sell This Version
APL1-1482 Fancy (3) Turns You On(LP, Album) RCA Victor APL1-1482 US 1976 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Fancy (3) Wild Thing (Single) Atlantic, Atlantic Australia 1973 Sell This Version
Fancy (3) Touch Me (Single) Atlantic Australia 1974 Sell This Version
Fancy (3) Music Maker (Single) Arista Greece 1975 Sell This Version
Fancy (3) She's Ridin' The Rock Machine (Single) Arista Peru 1975 Sell This Version
ARISTA 15 Fancy (3) I Was Made To Love Him (Long Version)(7", Single, Promo) Arista ARISTA 15 UK 1975 Sell This Version
45-1133 America (2), Fancy (3) America (2), Fancy (3) - Tin Man / Touch Me(7", Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 45-1133 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
Fancy (3) Wild Thing / Touch Me (Single) Big Tree Records US Unknown Sell This Version


SRH 802 Fancy (3) Something To Remember & Wild Thing (CD, Album, Comp) Start Entertainments Limited SRH 802 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SJPCD094 Fancy (3) Wild Thing / Turns You On(CD, Album, Comp, RM) Angel Air SJPCD094 UK 2001 Sell This Version

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