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At least he made it to old age.No mean feat for his generation.
The suits in the Wild Thing clip are really groovy.
I really, really liked that song, back when I was a little kid, in that unreserved, unselfconscious way that disappears eventually.To this day I don't know whether bands like The Troggs were slumming or whether that was the best they could manage.The term "garage rock" had yet to be invented, and even if it had, I wouldn't have understood the distinction.
I also like their other song, A Girl Like You.I wantto spend my lifewith a girl like youba bah bah bah bahbah bah bah bah.I guess they ran out of lyrics midway through the first verse. But it actually works.
you make everything...groovy. Wild thing never met Michelle's ass. Unless they meant gravy.
This is always a crowd favorite at the private parties we play. EVERYONE sings along. And we do, make evrything groovy.
Reg Presley had a sincere look in his eyes and voice, which was a rare event in the bands of the sixties. He was being himself.
He made our hearts sing.
I have been listening to "A Girl Like You" all day. The Troggs were great!!! RIP Reg.
I never put together where R.E.M. got the "bah, bah, bah" they put in their unplugged cover of Love is All Around.It's a Troggs mash-up.Way better than Wet, Wet, Wet's craptastic cover.
Buh-bye.What part didn't you understand? The "Buh" or the "Bye".Total Bastard Airlines.
On "Dancing with the Stars," former GOP House Speaker Tom DeLay danced the cha-cha-cha to "Wild Things."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs_0hxToe8s(starts at 2:08)
Reg was interested in crop circles and UFOs.Who knew?
From his wiki page..."Presley used his royalties from that cover to fund his research into crop circles, and outlined his findings in a book, Wild Things They Don't Tell Us published in October 2002"It's available at Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Things-They-Dont-Tell/dp/184358073X/I'm thinking his wah-wah pedal is broken.
Remember when rock singers flamed out in drugs or plane crashes and you were left haunted by what might have been. So here it is. If Hendrix had been allowed to follow his arc we might have finally learned the full meaning of crop circles.
71 is old? Doesn't look that way from my perspective (69 in May) LOL, it's all relative..(And still 19 at heart :) )
I loved Reg's "Love Is All Around" back when, and still do.Interestingly, "Wild Thing" was written by Jon Voight's brother and Angelina Jolie's uncle James.
"... Although it wasn't his instrument, he soon learned, and the Troglodytes were born in 1964. (The name comes from a disturbing trend among some English youth to go off and live in caves.)"Always wanted to know where the name came from.
The Troggs made the ocarina a staple in rock bands.
Why is Drudge so preoccupied with that woman in Argentina?
I actually like a lot of songs where they replace lyrics with nonsense syllables. It works surprisingly well in many cases.A few instances. Velvet Undergrounds Who Loves the Sun"Bah bah bah bah Who Loves the Sun".or The Pixies Mr GrievesLa la la lala la la la la la la lalalallala.Those are some of the best parts of the songs. (picking them because they are more alternative rocks songs so are considered to have integrity as opposed to pop songs which are known to rhyme moon with june and as such are expected to have nonsensical lyrics"More lyricists should resort to singing la or bah in their songs.
Umm...why is she laying on a bed of tinfoil. Are they going to broil her later?
Or Fah. Otis Redding was classic in adding nonsense syllables to songs and making it work.Fah fah fah fah fah fah fah fah fah(Your Turn)fah fah fah fah fah fah fah fah.The whole song is about 50% nonsense syllables.
When reading Where the Wild Things Are to my kids, what song do you suppose I sang (badly) when we looked at all the pictures of the Wild Rumpus? Rest in Peace, Reg Presley.
So when you get to the groOoOoOoOovy part do you make your hands like a karate chop V ditch and go wavy with your shoulders, V-hands, and hips making gentle wave motions as if on independent swivels? Because that happens automatically.
One more for your consideration."Um,Um,Um,Um,Um,Um"--Major Lance.With music that good he shoulda been a general-Skin, Cal City, IL 1964
Searching around for Troggs songs and found Jimmy Hendrix Experience "Wild Thing" version in which Jimmy plays "Strangers in the Night" at the bridge.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeZogZ2fHhQ
For a laugh, check out the "Trogg Tapes" on YouTube. Someone hit the record button while the Troggs where struggling with a song. It is legendary and hilarious. Unless you are offended by F bombs.....many, many F bombs.
I always loved Reg Presley's eyes. Remind me of my dad.That girl, that was the look we all wanted. I never quite achieved it, but boy did I try.
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