I'll Take What I Want (The Artwoods)

17 APRIL 1966


London band the Artwoods released their somewhat rapey single ‘I’ll Take What I Want’ during April 1966. The lyrics took a caveman approach to romance, 'I'll take what I want, and what I want is you.'

The Artwoods were a popular live act on the London mod scene but this never really translated into record sales. This bluesy, fuzzy and fast song was their only charting single, reaching a respectable #28 in the UK.

They got their name from their (not particularly good) singer Art Wood, who was the older brother of Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones, Faces, etc.).


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