if you don't remember Doug Clark & the Nuts
aka Doug Clark & the Hot Nuts, singing their
nasty novelty # "Baby Let Me Bang Your Box."
who sees a piano in the corner and asks the
female host's permission to liven things up
by pounding on it. The lyrics are overtly
and hilariously suggestive.
Doug Clark & The Nuts (October 1966)
Let Me Bang Your Box" - The Toppers
own rendition of "Baby Let Me Bang Your Box" in 1965.
The Bangers (March 1965)
Your Box" too hot to handle and all three versions
were banned from the airwaves. As a result,
none of them registered on the national chart.
"Baby Let Me Bang Your Box" was popular
at private parties and juke joints including
the Shady Dell where both the Bangers
version and the one by Doug Clark
& the Nuts were played often
on the barn’s jukebox.
a different production mix of “Bang Your Box”
was included on the Hot Nuts’ 1966 album
Summer Session released on the
Gross record label. How fitting!
the outrageous group that recorded it. Doug Clark
& The Hot Nuts were also wildly popular on the
east coast fraternity circuit and are credited
as the inspiration for Otis Day & the Knights,
the fictional group that performed in the
1978 comedy movie Animal House.
the “kings of gross out lyrics.” They solidified their
reputation by appearing on stage at frat parties
(December 1966, from 1965 album Panty Raid)
a little bit in between."
baby, you know what I mean!"