The Troggs...all of a sudden, The Troggs were IT!
The band that put Andover on the map! Formed by Reg Presley (born reg Ball, renamed by manager Larry Page) lead vocals, Chris Britton, guitar, Ronnie Bond, drums and Pete Staples on bass.
They hit the big time in 1966 with “Wild Thing”, then had a string of classic hits to follow.“With a Girl Like You” was written by Presley and made no. 1 in the U.K. and no. 30 in the U.S.
“I can’t Control Myself” got to no. 2 in the U.K. despite being banned on radio there.The words “You’re slacks are low and your hips are showing” proving to suggestive for the staid BBC.
The band's original drummer, Ronnie Bond, died on 13 November 1992. In January 2012, Reg Presley retired after being diagnosed with lung cancer. The band carried on with new lead singer Chris Allen. Presley died on 4 February 2013.[
The Troggs are widely seen as a highly influential band whose sound was an inspiration for garage and punk rock.[Influential American critic Lester Bangs "called the band the progenitors of punk", according to NPR For example, the Troggs influenced artists such as Iggy Pop] and the early version of British pop-punk pioneers Buzzcocks featured "I Can't Control Myself" in their live repertoire. The Ramones are also among the punk bands who cited the Troggs as an influence. "I Can't Control Myself" is perhaps the most enduring favorite of critics; it continues to be championed for its originality and lasting influence by radio hosts such as "Little" Steven Van Zandt.
The Troggs first album.
Contains "Wild Thing" a a great version of "Louis Louis", Hi Hi Hazel, and the Chuck Berry song Jaguar and the Thunderbird.
A great album.
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