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You'll excuse me for saying so, but WILD THING!
Posted by Metalsmith on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 16:18pm
Ahh, The Troggs!! The influence they brought to R&R from the mid 60's to the present day is considerable. What's the matter with all you regulars who post everyday here who act like you know everything and anything about Rock & Roll??
Posted by SG on Saturday, 03.15.08 @ 14:24pm
The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" was released a good year before "Wild Thing". I'm afraid that their one song isn't enough to merit induction.
Posted by Liam on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 09:02am
"Besides the hard stuff like "Wild Thing" they could do power ballads like "Love Is All Around" and "With A Girl Like You."-SG
Posted by Terry on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 10:24am
"Uh, those are not "power ballads"...they're nice little pop songs! The Troggs were hardly influential." Terry
Posted by SG on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 20:30pm
Like I said, nice little pop songs. Didn't even hear that term "power ballad" until the mid to late 70's. Playing someone's songs doesn't necessarily mean they were an influence. Hendrix kind of made that song his own at Monterey, and he didn't exactly get on his knees and thank the Toggs for their vast influence over him (I think he got on his knees and burned his guitar). The others you mentioned...I don't hear the Troggs in their music.
Posted by Terry on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 21:04pm
It's been my experience that in this business bands especially young garage bands just starting out tend to cover songs from people they admire and want to grow up to be like. The band I hung with in my college days played 60's rock tunes because they liked the 60's rock-not 50's Sinatra tunes.
Posted by SG on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 23:43pm
SG-don't really have anything against them, just don't think they did enough or were around long enough. I taught myself "Wild Thing", mostly after I heard Hendrix' version.
Posted by Terry on Tuesday, 03.18.08 @ 06:29am
"It's been my experience that in this business bands especially young garage bands just starting out tend to cover songs from people they admire and want to grow up to be like."
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 03.18.08 @ 10:39am
The Troggs own. They were one of the better bands of the British invasion. Other then "Wild Thing" a "garage rock standard." They had a number of other great songs ignorant shit faces don't appreciate like "With a Girl Like You," "Love Is All Around," "I Can't Control Myself," "Anyway That You Want Me," and "Night of the Long Grass." If those aren't rock songs, then the Beatles don't deserve to be in the RRHoF.
Posted by Harrison on Thursday, 08.21.08 @ 16:28pm
Harrison...people covering your songs simply mean they like the song. influence runs a little deeper than that. Besides that, no member of the Troggs even wrote "Wild Thing", and it was recorded a couple of years earlier, though the name of the band escapes me. So, that song went #1 in the states and they had a gooey little pop song called "Love Is All Around" that was a hit, and that was about it! What else significant did they do? I'm sure Hendrix didn't get down on his knees and thank his lucky stars for the Troggs...he pretty much made that song his own. Oh, well...it happens!!!! It's also been re-done countless numbers of times different ways. You're actually going to tell me that you can hear the Troggs in music made by the Stooges or Ramones??? Right....!!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 08.21.08 @ 18:55pm
of course they'll get in. Every act from the 60's will get in eventually.
Posted by rich on Friday, 08.22.08 @ 12:45pm
Posted by Harrison on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 18:34pm
Harrison...I really don't have a problem with them. When it comes to influence, I usually go by what I hear. I listened to Galaxie 500 for the first time the other day, thought "wow, strong Velvet Underground influence"...stuff like that. On your latest comment, you and I do agree on some things. I add arguments simply because I'd like to know the rationale behind the statements, or I actually know the facts to be different. For the most part I just offer opinions.
Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 18:41pm
Posted by Harrison on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 18:43pm
They've definitely got a place in rock history. Shoot, we're sitting here talking about them a couple of generations after their last hit...that does account for something!! Don't forget to drop some thought provoking "bombs" about other bands, too!
Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 18:57pm
Awesome band. Rock on.
Posted by Firebrick on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 17:09pm
These guys should get in although I can't see them getting in before The Hollies or The Moody Blues
Posted by Mongoose on Wednesday, 06.10.09 @ 17:45pm
I believe that they were considered to be the first British punk band and one of the first bands, if not the first, to do a music video for the song "Love is All Around. I think those are credible firsts for a potential inductee.
Posted by Almathea on Thursday, 07.2.09 @ 20:04pm
Well, many of the garage rock bands of the time were very helpful in laying a foundation for the later punk movement.
Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 07.2.09 @ 20:51pm
I may be biased towards the Troggs as my brother went to school with Reg & I know them all, They set our town (Andover in Hampshire UK) alight with their sound, we would all flock to the gigs, even before they became the hit they are, I beleive they should be in the R&R HoF & a long overdue tribute it will be,
Posted by Stevie (not Wonder) on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 01:28am
There are only a few notable British Invasion acts of the 60's who haven't been inducted yet and I would say The Troggs are definitely one of them. (The others being The Hollies, The Moody Blues and The Zombies. Possibly also Them and The Pretty Things, Procol Harum too, although they seem to be classified somewhat differently because they were more prog oriented).
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 11:34am
As far as British Invasion acts the Moody Blues, the Small Faces, the Zombies, and maybe the Hollies should definately be inducted before the Troggs, but the The Troggs still have an alright amount of influence to be one of the acts inducted.
Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 13:20pm
The Small Faces! I knew I forgot about someone
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 13:28pm
Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 07.4.09 @ 22:34pm
I think the Troggs are gonna be another one of those bands where your opinion about whether or not they should be inducted into the Hall Of Fame is gonna depend on which side of the pond you're on. Those in the UK will say absolutely, and those in the US will say, "Eh, if there's no one else on the ballot to vote for, I guess, but not really."
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 07.5.09 @ 01:01am
What I remember from the Troggs when I was in my very early teens was "Wild Thing" (which I always liked Hendrix' version better) and "Love Is All Around Me"...a nice little pop song(?) Other than that, nothing...hardly HoF stuff. Of course, our main outlet to popular music in Greeley, CO was an AM station called 950 KIMN in Denver, which was top 40 more than anything else. Late at night the DJs would get a little more "brave"...
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 07.5.09 @ 08:21am
Show them some respect Bluntman. Your comment is totally unitelligent and unnecessary. Besides, I bet Chris Britton's guitar is worth more than your whole life. I'm sick of losers like you.
Posted by Big T on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 15:54pm
The Troggs might not deserve induction before some other acts but they are an act to be considered. The Ramones, The Stooges, MC5, Black Sabbath, and The Buzzcocks all cite The Troggs as an influence. Acts who have covered The Troggs include: Jimi Hendrix, Spiritualized, Wet Wet Wets, REM, David Bowie, The Buzzcocks and others. The Troggs have had several succesful singles that are at the forefront of their time. "Love Is All Around" is as beautifully written as any Beatles song and their version of "Wild Thing" is the best known and most renowned (In the article of the most important songs that helped shape Rock & Roll "Wild Thing" by The Troggs is the version that is mentioned). Furthermore, they had many other notable songs including "With a Girl Like You," "I Can't Control Myself," the psychedelic "Night of the Long Grass," "Any Way That You Want Me" and "Hi Hi Hazel." In addition, "The Troggs Tapes" is very culturally significant being one of primary influences behind "This Is Spinal Tap."
Posted by Dennis on Thursday, 07.9.09 @ 12:25pm
There were something like 100+ British Invasion groups had least about a dozen of which made a noteworthy impact in North America. Only a few of these haven't been inducted yet: The Hollies, The Moody Blues, The Small Faces, The Zombies and The Troggs
Posted by Milestones on Saturday, 09.5.09 @ 05:05am
I too may be a little prejudiced as they are friends of mine, but to those of you who put them down - have you ever seem them perform live? They may not have written Wild Thing, but Reg (and Chris) have both written plenty more good songs. Paul McCartney was reputedly once asked "if you weren't in the Beatles, which band would you want to be a part of?" The answer? The Troggs! They SHOULD be included - they've worked hard and still do so, completing a three months gruelling tour between February and May this year............. along with Vanity Fare, Dave Berry, Mike Pender, Swinging Blue Jeans, Brian Poole............
Posted by Jacky on Monday, 07.26.10 @ 15:50pm
Posted by Philip on Monday, 07.26.10 @ 18:42pm
The Troggs are another one of those acts who may not have a strong enough case going for them for the RRHOF, but "Wild Thing" would absolutely warrant induction in a Song Hall of Fame
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 02.8.11 @ 07:55am
GFW's Hall of Fame worthiness analysis on the Troggs:
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 10.11.11 @ 06:25am
RIP, Reg Presley
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 02.5.13 @ 10:27am
RIP, Reg Presley
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 02.7.13 @ 15:18pm
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