(anyone who thinks otherwise can go jump in Lake Minnetonka)
Originally recorded by The Troggs in 1966, Sam revamped Wild Thing into “…a blistering condemnation of the title subject, with lines such as ‘Why didn’t you tell me you were a demon from Hell” and “The only thing that gets you off is to see me in pain.'” (which I loved – as well as Sam’s signature “oh-oh” scream) AND showcased Kinison’s fierce guitar riffs.
The video featured a TON of Cameos by 80’s Rockers (such as Steven Tyler, Joe Perry;\, Billy Idol, Tommy Lee, Slash, Steven Adler, Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Robbin Crosby, Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi, Dweezil Zappa, Steve Vai, and C.C. DeVille) and, of course, the beautiful and sultry Jessica Hahn!
Sam Kinison also appeared in the following videos: “Kickstart My Heart” (Mötley Crüe, 1989), “Bad Medicine” (Bon Jovi, 1988), and “Heartbeat” (D’Priest – of London fame, 1990).
R.I.P. Sam. We miss you…