THE WYLDE HEARD - 'Take It On Home' / 'Stop It Girl' (Philips 40454) 1967

Based in Wisconsin, The Wylde Heard were one of those bands that had a brief brush with local fame then quickly disappeared leaving behind one 45.

They were originally called The Heard and released 'Take It On Home' / 'Stop It Girl' on the small label Feather Records. It must have sold reasonably well or at least the band provoked some major label interest due to gigs because Philips signed them and released the single. For unknown reasons, the label added "Wylde" to their name and the band became known as The Wylde Heard. Some copies of this release came in a picture sleeve.

'Stop It Girl' is a fast paced organ garage pop nugget with some interesting sustain sounds coming from the lead guitar. 'Take It On Home' on the other hand is an Anglophile ballad of sorts with Association style background harmonies and strings.


  1. interesting that the heard on audition also have a song called "stop it baby"!

  2. I first heard the "the Heard", in 1966. The 45 was just a repress of their original regional recording. Which means it was poor at best. Live The Heard was a 100% better than their single. Too bad you didn't hear them at their best, they were great.


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