Monday, February 04, 2013

RIP the great Reg Presley

The Troggs - The Troggs Leader Reg Presley Loses Cancer Battle
The is not a rock musician today that hasn't been influenced by the Troggs, whether they know it or not. From the amazing proto-metal of "Wild Thing", "I Want You" (adapted by the MC5 on their Kick Out The Jams album), "Strange Movies" and much more to the melodic pop of "Love Is All Around" and "With a Girl Like You", their sound was the sound of the 60's and early 70's. I saw them in '79 or so at the Whisky-a-Go-Go and Reg was still as lascivious as ever, despite his age and paunch, and they rocked as hard as ever.

Terribly sad...