Gimme Dat Ding (album)

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Gimme Dat Ding
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Compilation album by The Sweet/The Pipkins
Released 1971 (December 1970)
Recorded 1968-70
Genre Rock, pop, novelty, music hall
Label EMI
Producer John Burgess
The Sweet/The Pipkins chronology
Gimme Dat Ding
Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be
(The Sweet; 1971)

Gimme Dat Ding (1971) is a split album by The Sweet (side one) and The Pipkins (side two), released on EMI's budget record label, MFP (Music For Pleasure) in 1970. It is named after the 1970 song "Gimme Dat Ding" by the Pipkins.

Side one was given over to (then) fledgling pop band the Sweet and features the A and B-sides of what were three commercially unsuccessful singles (on Parlophone Records) before the band finally found fame with "Funny Funny" released by RCA Records. Despite the cover shot of The Sweet featuring Andy Scott, he was not actually a band member until "Funny Funny" and does not feature on any of these recordings. The band's then-guitarist was Mick Stewart (who replaced original guitarist Frank Torpey) and wrote two of the featured B-sides on this compilation.

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Track listing[edit]

Side one The Sweet[edit]

  1. "Lollipop Man" (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood)
  2. "Time" (Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Mick Stewart, Mick Tucker)
  3. "All You'll Ever Get from Me" (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway)
  4. "The Juicer" (Mick Stewart)
  5. "Get on the Line" (Jeff Barry, Andy Kim)
  6. "Mr. McGallagher" (Mick Stewart)
  • Tracks 1, 2 produced by John Burgess; tracks 3-6 produced by John Burgess and Roger Easterby

Side two The Pipkins[edit]

  1. "Gimme Dat Ding" (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood)
  2. "Yakety Yak" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
  3. "The People That You Wanna Phone Ya" (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood)
  4. "My Baby Loves Lovin'" (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway)
  5. "Busy Line" (Murray Semos, Frank Stanton)
  6. "Sunny Honey Girl" (Roger Cook, John Goodison, Roger Greenaway, Tony Hiller)
  • Produced by John Burgess