THE WYLDE MAMMOTHS - 'Help That Girl' EP (Crypt 45-3) 1988
This Swedish four piece were formed by ex Crimson Shadows member Peter Maniette and they offer the listener an updated R&B cocktail with just a hint of folk rock for added coolness. They certainly impressed Tim Warren enough to offer them a record deal on his Crypt label.
'Help That Girl' EP was The Wylde Mammoths second single. All four songs are good to great and all hint at the sound of 60s bands like The Downliners Sect and The Pretty Things. 'Help That Girl' sounds like a 1965 R&B punker, 'Nothing I Can Do' is pure 1966 garage with a good guitar break, 'You' is another 1965 R&B groover but 'In My Lonely Room' is a slow tempo bluesy tune with a guitar riff borrowed heavily from Mouse and the Traps 'Public Execution'.
I reckon the R&B tracks would have been elevated to essential if they had used maracas and/or harp.
The seven inches of pleasure was recorded on the 14th and 15th of November 1987 at Nybro Studio in Stockholm. But not released on Crypt until 1988.
Peter Maniette (guitar/vocals)
Patrick Emt (bass)
Stellan Wahlstrom (drums/tambourine)
Per Wannerberg (guitar)