Tuesday, February 5, 2013

One Less Wild Thing

The Troggs were part of the British Bumrush that has took the US by storm in the mid-60's. In fact, their grungy style helped pioneer the course of Punk Rock and more-so the Garage Sound in general. Today word has come from abroad that lead singer, Reg Presley has passed away. 

Originally called the Troglodytes, these "Wild Things" brought their heavily fuzzed, concisely worded songs to America where they immediately shot up the charts. Within months, more kids were singing "Louie, Louie" than you could shake a stick at (Why am I an 80-year old man all of a sudden). If you enjoy the Zombies, or especially the early Kinks, I definitely insist that you give The Troggs a more complete try. When considering the success of their two biggest hits, the aforementioned ubiquitous stadium jams of "Wild Thing" and "Louie Louie", it makes today's song seem like a very deep track, but it was a big hit in its day as well. Take this day to remember and enjoy the romantic splendor of The Troggs.

The Troggs - With a Girl Like You