The Bangin' Man

UK, 28th June,1974
Polydor Records 2058 492

The Bangin' Man was a non-album single release, in 1974, which reached Number 3 in the UK Singles Charts, remaining in the charts for seven weeks.
Dutch Picture Cover of "The Bangin' Man".





Apple Acetate.

UK Export Issue, June 1974
Polydor 2058 492
It was also released as an Export Single, intended for the U.S.A. Market, in the Picture Sleeve shown below:-




Germany - Polydor - 1974.

Italy - Polydor - 1974.

 Portugal - Polydor - 1974.


 France - "The Bangin' Man" - 1974.


 Spain - "The Bangin' Man" - 1974.






Brazilian She Did It To Me EP

Brazil, 1975
Polydor 2229'166

In Brazil, the excellent B-Side of "The Bangin' Man", - the slow ballad,"She Did It To Me" was given the "A-Side/title track treatment" in this four track EP the following year:-





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My thanks to Chris 'The Historian' Selby for his relentless research. It is said, in certain circles, that Walsall Archives have a seat reserved specifically for him and that Wolverhampton archives consult him when searching the Express & Star


The Bangin' Man
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

When you wake up in the mornin'
And you can't remember much about the night before
Then the lady who's beside you gets up
She goes right out and locks the bathroom door
And your head won't stop singin'
The phone won't stop ringin'
Your plane is gonna leave at 12.15
It was close to 6 o'clock
Before you got to know a little dream

Look at the Bangin' Man
He says he can
Time after time
He'll get down, down, down
To bangin' back home
Oh look at the Bangin' Man
He says he can
Time after time
He'll get down, down, down
To bangin' back home

I been in fifty different towns
In fifty different days
They all got different names
I been in fifty limousines
In fifty hotel rooms
They all look the same
And your head won't stop crackin'
Your case needs unpackin'
The only sound is from the TV screen
Until a knock comes on the door
And standing there's another little dream

Oh look at the Bangin' Man
He says he can
Time after time
He'll get down, down, down
To bangin' back home
Oh look at the Bangin' Man
He says he can
Time after time
He'll get down, down, down
To bangin' back home

'Cos he's a Banger

Oh when you wake up in the mornin'
And you can't remember much about the night before
A small reminder of the state you were in
Are all the tattered clothes across the floor
And your head still keeps singin'
The phone still keeps ringin'
Remember just exactly where you've been
'Cos there ain't no doubt about it
There's no better things to see
Than what you've seen

Oh look at the Bangin' Man
He says he can
Time after time
He'll get down, down, down
To bangin' back home 
Oh look at the Bangin' Man
He says he can
Time after time
He'll get down, get down, get down
To bangin' back home
Look at the Bangin' Man
He says he can
Time after time
He'll get down, down, down, down, down
To bangin' back home


She Did It To Me
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

Anytime you feel like you're down.
Anytime you want a friend around.
'Cos I knew that soon we'd fall.
'Everyday' has said it all
And I've landed with my two feet on the ground

She can read it in your eyes - all the truth, all the lies -
She did it to me, she did it to me
She can read how you're made - in the light in the shade -
She did it to me, she did it to me

Any time you feel a little pain.
Any time you want to talk again
'Cos I knew that soon we'd dry - 'Everyday' will tell you why
And for old time's sake, we'll meet up in the rain.

She can read it in your eyes - all the truth, all the lies -
She did it to me, she did it to me
She can read how you're made - in the light in the shade -
She did it to me, she did it to me

'Cos I knew you hadn't planned every day so understand,
When you're tired of Sugar Dad, will I be here?

She can read it in your eyes - all the truth, all the lies -
She did it to me, she did it to me
She can read how you're made - in the light in the shade -
She did it to me, she did it to me


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