Fancy (band)

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Years active1973–1975
LabelsAtlantic (Australia, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, UK)
Arista (UK)
Big Tree (USA)
RCA Victor (USA)
Angel Air (reissues - UK)
Collectables (reissues - USA)
Past membersHelen Caunt (vocals)
Annie Kavanagh (vocals)
Ray Fenwick
Mo Foster
Les Binks

Fancy were an early-mid-1970s pop group. The band was made up of session musicians produced by Mike Hurst. They had a surprise U.S. hit single in 1974 with a version of the classic "Wild Thing", peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. They also had a second U.S. hit with "Touch Me", peaking at #19. They were initially fronted by Penthouse Pet Helen Caunt and later Annie Kavanagh. Ray Fenwick, formerly of the Spencer Davis Group, joined Fancy in 1974.[1] Fancy's song "Feel Good" from the album Wild Thing was sampled by the Beastie Boys on the song "3-Minute Rule" on their album Paul's Boutique.

Album discography[edit]

Wild Thing

  1. "Wild Thing"
  2. "Love For Sale"
  3. "Move On"
  4. "I Don't Need Your Love"
  5. "One Night"
  6. "Touch Me"
  7. "U.S. Surprise"
  8. "Between the Devil and Me"
  9. "I'm A Woman"
  10. "Feel Good"

Turns You On (UK release title: Something To Remember)

  1. "She's Riding the Rock Machine"
  2. "I Was Made To Love Him"
  3. "You've Been In Love Too Long"
  4. "Something To Remember"
  5. "Everybody's Cryin' Mercy"
  6. "The Tour Song"
  7. "Stop"

Both albums were re-released on a single CD, circa 2002, on the UK-based Angel Air record label.[2] Turns You On was expanded with additional tracks and B-sides for this release.

A U.S. CD release of Wild Thing came out on the Collectables reissue label in 2006.[3]


  1. ^ "Ray Fenwick: News: Fancy - funky rock band that achieved two hit singles in the USA". Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-17. Retrieved 2017-08-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Fancy - Wild Thing CD Album". Retrieved 2 May 2019.

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