Album review

The Troggs - From Nowhere

"Wild Thing"was reputedly cut in less than 15 minutes—and with Reg Presley's sly delivery and ocarina solo, sounded all the better for it. Although they had four more self-composed Top 10 hits, The Troggs had difficulty being taken seriously before belated recognition as proto-punks. This reissue combines the UK and German releases of their debut album, along with two non-LP singles. Pitching raw guitar anthems like "Lost Girl" and "From Home" alongside the harpsichord pop of "Jingle Jangle" and UK No 1 "With A Girl Like You", the band display both passion and playfulness.

Rating: 3 / 10


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