Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Troggs - Hit Single Anthology [1991]

The Troggs - Hit Single Anthology
Catalog#:848 164-2
Format:CD, Compilation
Country:UK & Europe
Style:Classic Rock

1 Wild Thing
2 From Home  
3 With A Girl Like You
4 I Want You
5 I Can't Control Myself
6 Gonna Make You
7 Anyway That You Want Me
8 66-5-4-3-2-1
9 Give It To Me   
10 You're Lyin'
11 Night Of The Long Grass  
12 Girl's In Black   
13 Hi Hi Hazel  
14 As I Ride By  
15 Love Is All Around  
16 When Will The Rain Come
17 Little Girl
18 Maybe The Madman

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The Troggs formed in 1964 and were signed by the manager of The Kinks, Larry Page in 1965. They recorded on Page's Page One Records, and Page also leased them to CBS for debut single "Lost Girl". Their most famous hit was the single "Wild Thing" (written by Chip Taylor) (the song on the b-side of the single depended on the country where it was sold), which with the help of television exposure on Thank Your Lucky Stars reached number 2 in the UK and number 1 in the United States in July 1966. Its combination of a simple heavy guitar riff and flirtatious lyrics helped it to quickly become a garage rock standard. It was recorded in one complete take (take two) at Olympic Studios in London, with Keith Grant engineering. Because of a dispute over US distribution rights, "Wild Thing" was released (along with the first album of the same name) on two labels: Fontana and Atco. The band's success in the US was also limited by not touring there until 1968.

They also had a number of other hits, including "With a Girl Like You" (a UK number 1 in July 1966, US number 29), "I Can't Control Myself" (a UK number 2 in September 1966—this was also their second and final dual-label release in the US, with Fontana retaining the rights to all subsequent releases), "Anyway That You Want Me" (UK number 10 in December 1966), all at Olympic Studios, "Night of the Long Grass" (UK number 17 in May 1967), and "Love Is All Around" (UK number 5 in October 1967 and US number 7 in May 1968). With chart success eluding the band, they split up in March 1969. Ronnie Bond was the first to release a solo record, with the "Anything For You" single in March 1969, followed in April by Reg Presley with "Lucinda Lee". Chris Britton released a solo album, As I Am, the same year. The band reformed later that year, with former Plastic Penny bassist Tony Murray replacing Staples, and in 1974, after a spell on Pye Records, in an attempt to re-create their 1960s successes, the Troggs re-united with Larry Page, now running Penny Farthing Records. The resulting cover version of the Beach Boys hit "Good Vibrations" did not capture the public's imagination. A reggae version of "Wild Thing" also failed to chart. The band found a sympathetic ear at French label New Rose in the 1980s, the label releasing 1982's Black Bottom LP and 1990's AU. []

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Μια συλλογή από τα singles των Troggs, κάτι σαν Greatest Hits να πούμε ...
Γκρουπάρα μεγάλη, το cd είναι για τον φιλαράκο του Κωστάκη που το ζήτησε, και ακούγωντας το τώρα που γράφω, θυμήθηκα την φοβερή ταινία του Αντώνη Κόκκινου
Τέλος εποχής (1994)
[δες εδώ]
που οι Troggs παίζουν σημαντικό ρόλο στην ταινία... και ο Γιάννης Πετρίδης - έστω και ετεροχρονισμένα - επίσης...
Μια ταινία που πρέπει οπωσδήποτε να δείτε, ιδιαίτερα όσοι αγαπάτε την μουσική.


  1. Μη μου βάζεις τώρα τέτοις με τέτοιες ταινίες γιατί πριν λίγες μέρες τελείωσα το βιβλίο του Νικολαΐδη κι έχω ψιλιφρικάρει με ένα σωρό ανάμεικτα συναισθήματα και ξανάρχισα να ακούω μουσική που άκουγα παλιότερα_ με το που τελειώνω το ποστ πάω να κοιτάξω σε κάνα τορρεντάδικο για την ταινία-ακόμα θυμάμαι πως βγήκα απ' τον κινηματογράφο όταν είχα πάει να τη δω..

    καλό βράδυ_

    miliokas aka skylos_mayros

  2. Καλη μετεπιστροφη....Με μια απο τις αγαπημενες γκρουπαρες των 60's....!!

  3. Σου εύχομαι να τα βρεις τα βιβλία και να απολαύσεις το διάβασμα -είναι τρελλό κόλλημα-όπως και οι ταινίες του άλλωστε_

    Εδώ, μπορείς να πάρεις μια πρώτη γεύση. Είναι από το 1ο μέχρι το 12ο κεφάλαιο κι όλο και κάτι προσθέτω. Αν αντέχεις να διαβάζεις σε υπολογιστή- αλλά ότι κι αν κάνεις μη διαβάσεις τα παρακάτω...\\

    καλή ανάγνωση σου εύχομαι

    miliokas aka skylos_mayros

  4. Milioka σε ευχαριστώ.
    Αρχίζω να κολλάω να κολλάω...

  5. Όταν τελειώσεις την ανάγνωση να δεις κόλλημα_

  6. The Troggs rock. more than bigger names of their time. just one exception: 'Love is all around' is pure sh*t ;)

  7. This band was a favorite of my friend J.D.Martignon of Midnight Records. May he rest in peace.