“Oooh, yeah, baby. Yeah!”
~ Oscar Wilde on Wild Thing
Wilde Thing is a song by Jimi Hendrix, from his most well-known album, "Are You Excommunicated?". It is an ode to the famous Oscar Wilde, for whom Hendrix felt a tremendous admiration. Both shared a taste for peculiar clothing and after Wilde gave Hendrix his most precious Cashmere sweater and silk handkerchiefs, Hendrix started to write what is now considered his best composition.
After a guitar intro, which lasts for five hours, bagpipes come in to play the main theme. The song ends with a grand final, requiring over 2000 choirs and a didgeredoo. It first was performed at the Woodstock festival, which gained its name from the fact that the crowd was throwing lumps of wood at Hendrix.
In a 2005 vote, the song was made the national anthem of Sweden. It also served as a battle hymn during the Gettysburg campaign. In Armenia, it was banned, because the bagpipes were considered to be degenerative and were alledged to stimulate nudism. The special radio version is no more than two minutes in length and consists of the entire song, being played in fast-forward.