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For two decades, The Woggles have marched forth from Georgia like Sherman in reverse, leveling nightclubs with their hip-shaking, windshield-steaming garage rock fusillade” (Austin Chronicle). Combine a whole lot of 60’s rock’n’roll with a fist-full of soul, a hip flask of rhythm & blues and a splash of surf and you’ll have the exciting sound of the Woggles. The group signed with Little Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records in 2006 and their most recent release is the thunderous “Tempo Tantrum.” Spin magazine rates it among the “Best of 2009” and calls it “The soundtrack for the best biker flick you’ve never seen.” Other big Woggles’ releases include 2007’s modestly titled “Rock And Roll Backlash” (Wicked Cool Records). One of its tracks “It’s Not About What I Want (It’s What You Got)” was voted the “Coolest Song of 2006” by listeners of Sirius Satellite Radio’s Underground Garage Channel. The Woggles’ 2006 release “Soul-Sizzling Seven-Inch Meltdown” (Chicken Ranch Records) combines many of their now-rare b-sides, singles, and covers of obscure rock and soul nuggets. The Woggles’ live shows are the stuff of rock’n’roll legend. The Woggles’ wailing, tambourine flailing leader “The Professor” Mighty Manfred can also be found spinning vintage vinyl and sharing rock’n’roll ephermea on his acclaimed satellite radio show for SiriusXM Channel 21. Before answering the Woggles’ call, Guitar-slinger Flesh Hammer mangled strings with 1980’s faves Guadalcanal Diary. Since the Woggles’ first seven-inch in 1990, Mr. Hammer has also been in the producer’s seat for most of the group’s releases. The group’s rhythm section features Dan Elektro on drums and Buzz Hagstrom on bass. Mr. Elektro was already paying his dues at the age of ten when he sat behind the skins for his father’s band, the Country Gentlemen. Mr. Hagstrom is native to Folkestone England. On occasion The Woggles’ rhythm section has also recorded and toured with Medway England’s Graham Day as The Gaolers. The Woggles have sired an extensive discography that encompasses a wide variety of CD & vinyl releases spreading over various international labels. They have appeared in several videos and independent films and have also contributed to numerous compilations, tribute albums, and film soundtracks. They have shared stages with such legends as Iggy & the Stooges, the Zombies, the Sonics, the New York Dolls, Johnny Cash, the Troggs, Dick Dale, Bo Diddley, Nancy Sinatra, the Pretty Things, and Big Star as well as new artists such as the Strokes, the Raveonettes, Beck, Holly Golightly, Guitar Wolf and countless others. “Go see a Woggles show. It will change your life” (Meredith Ochs, NPR All Songs Considered).