The Woggles The Wicked Coolest Songs
- Alternative |
- Garage |
Release Date: July 8, 2022
Label: Wicked Cool
The Woggles are proud to announce the release of The Wicked Coolest Songs, which compiles the “Coolest Songs of the Week” the Woggles have had on Little Steven’s Underground Garage channel on SiriusXM.
These 12 tracks that make up The Wicked Coolest Songs coincide with the years that Flesh Hammer aka Jeff Walls was the guitar player in the band. Sadly, Jeff Walls passed away on May 29, 2019, from pancreatic cancer. As a member of the Woggles, he spread joy to people all over the planet. The release of The Wicked Coolest Songs honors him by raising funds to help his family with the overwhelming medical expenses, with all proceeds going to the Flesh Hammer Family Fund.
For a band to not only last beyond 30 years together but keep scaling more imposing heights, it’s going to need a sense of purpose. In the case of the Woggles, the seasoned garage rockers passed that milestone with a renewed rallying cry to move ever forward, despite being rocked hard by the death of their lead guitar player Flesh Hammer aka Jeff Walls. Jeff joined the band in 2003, after having worked with the Woggles as a producer since their early days. He replaced the Mighty Montague aka George Montague Holton III, who also passed away at a young age. In Jeff’s case he died of pancreatic cancer, while George’s death was related to his diabetes.
“The band is not as much an institution as a way of life,” says frontman “The Professor” Mighty Manfred. “The main thing is to keep swimming, cause the shark has got to keep moving.”
Fusing pure rock and soul from vintage sources into their own singular sound, the Woggles lay it down hard and loud but with more majesty than recklessness. Their beats and riffs are as strident as Manfred’s swagger and strut onstage. Having played in the past with Johnny Cash, Link Wray, the Zombies, and nearly every garage rock group worth its salt, as Meredith Ochs wisely advised on NPR's All Songs Considered: “Go see a Woggles show. It will change your life.”
The CD and LP layout and design by Scott Sugiuchi and Austin Hough include an insert featuring the Woggles pictured as 8" Mego-styled dolls and the vinyl version is on red vinyl.