The Troggs – From Nowhere

Expanded '66 debut by Andover's finest

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“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.

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