He’ll be missed! By the way, that’s a song by The Troggs called, “With A Girl Like You” that they play in the trailer for Warm Bodies  (the new zom-rom-com).  We’re sorry to see him go.

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Reg Presley was one of the great rock singers. Nobody else sounded like him. Anybody who thinks the Troggs were just “Wild Thing” and “Love is All Around” are mistaken because their albums are really good. Whatever style they decided to put their mind to came out good.

Here they dominate the teenybopper bubblegum genre with “Hip Hip Hooray”. It’s bubblegum, but still sounds dirty.
Check out these lyrics:
Oh me oh my
Blueberry pie
My girl’s got a funny look in her eye
Every night
She makes love to me so hip hip hooray! 

Then when shit got heavy later in the 60’s, the Troggs were right there showing how it’s done. Check out this heavy psych monster “Maybe The Madman”. Reg’s singing on this might have successfully accomplished what the 13th Floor Elevators set out to do with their powerful idea of “playing the acid” (getting the…

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