THE TROGGS From Nowhere (1966)

From Nowhere (1966)
Ever Actually Heard One Of Their Albums?

The now out-of-print bonus track reissue of The Troggs’ debut UK album, From Nowhere. If you’re into the British Invasion and want a few examples of what many consider to be the spiritual foundation of 70s punk, look no further. Kinks fans will appreciate “Your Love,” written by Troggs producer and ex-Kinks cohort, Larry Page. Hardcore fans might quibble by comparing this to The Troggs’ US debut, Wild Thing, but those of us who completely missed out on all this back in 1966 will appreciate this set’s archeological benefits more than the pros and cons of the label morass that plagued these guys’ career. Besides, didn’t you require a high quality file of “Wild Thing” for your upcoming funeral services? You’re wife won’t comply, of course, but if she’s worth her weight in beer runs she’ll pacify you and tell you it’s a lock. When you’re dead you won’t know any better… and won’t even hear her choice… “Feelings.” Expensive at Amazon.

Wild Thing (2:37)
The Yella In Me (2:41)
I Just Sing (2:11)
Hi Hi Hazel (2:45)
Lost Girl (2:34)
The Jaguar And The Thunderbird (2:03)
Your Love (1:54)
Our Love Will Still Be There (3:10)
Jingle Jangle (2:28)
When I’m With You (2:26)
From Home (2:23)
Louie, Louie (3:04)
The Kitty Cat Song (2:14)
Ride Your Pony (2:27)
Evil (3:16)
With A Girl Like You (2:08)
I Want You (2:15)
I Can’t Control Myself (3:06)
Gonna Make You (2:48)
As I Ride By (2:02)

17 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    December 3, 2012 - 10:21 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    December 3, 2012 - 10:31 | Permalink

    I consider this essential listening for any jacknape who is thinking of forming a garage band. Also — Willard, your post had me rolling on the floor!

  • 3
    Visions
    December 3, 2012 - 11:32 | Permalink

    Fans are strongly encouraged to find Archeology (1967-1977), 2CDs and 52 tracks of Trogg bliss. The original release included a third CD, the highly scatalogical Troggs Tape. Eleven minutes of Reg Presley swearing. It’s sort of like listening to Liam and Noel years before the fact.

  • 4
    collectedpoems
    December 3, 2012 - 15:20 | Permalink

    thank you!

  • 5
    December 3, 2012 - 17:08 | Permalink

    Willie? You’re positing that there are people over here tuned in to Wormhole Central who never heard a Troggs album before? Really? Heck, lesse if I can recall which cuts were on that US debut you reffed, just from memory… Wild Thing, I Just Sing, Hi Hi Hazel, Your Love, From Home, Evil, With A Girl Like You, Our Love Will Still Be There, When I’m With You… uhhhh… No, I guess I actually CAN’T remember all of ‘em! (I was doing good for awhile there, though!)

    For fans of the “Troggs Tapes” I highly recommend Nick Bougas* Presents: “Celebrities … At Their Worst!” 2 CDs; #1 is all outbursts and outtakes from movie & TV land inc. John Wayne, Col. Sanders, Orson Welles, Bill Shatner, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jerry Lewis, and a clutch of sports announcers gone mad, and #2 has the Troggs plus the Beach Boys (Murray Wilson: “I’m a genius too, ya know!”), Buddy Rich (“Clams I get! Nuttin’ but #^*(@!! Clams!”), Elvis, Casey Kasem, Paul Anka, and Sky Saxon among others. And last but not least is the Iron Maiden B-side “Mission From ‘Arry”, preserving for the ages a verbal battle which build to a mighty climax as drummer Nicko McBrain announces his discovery that “Some c*nt’s recording this!”

    Anywhich… can’t wait to aurally input all the Troggs trax on here that I haven’t heard before — and the ones I have heard, for that matter! (They’re no “Fancy”, but still…)

    — mnw

    *Also from Bougas: “Industry Wannabes and Radio Anomalies Vol. 1″, featuring Paul Super-Apple, J&H Productions, Cambodian Refugee Calls (inc. hip-hop remixes of “Little Dong Nguyen”, “They Work On Our Building”, and “New Saigon”), and the FCC Mexican Penis Test! Available from Mad Deadly Worldwide Communist Gangster Computer God. (Al Kooper, eat your heart out!)

    • 6
      Willard
      December 3, 2012 - 17:26 | Permalink

      I’ve heard The Troggs since the mid ’60s. Even had a compilation in the 70s. But, never heard one of their actual albums until about 3 or 4 years ago.

  • 7
    time
    December 3, 2012 - 20:58 | Permalink

    How can you *not* revere someone calling himself “Reg Presley”?

  • 8
    jbull49
    December 3, 2012 - 21:31 | Permalink

    So much done with so little! Who needs 64 tracks and keytars and a string section and all that? This is good. Thanks again and again.

  • 9
    r
    December 4, 2012 - 06:46 | Permalink

    Woohoo! Got this on original vinyl, bought for $1 about 1970. Ahh, the memories….

  • 10
    Ernie45
    December 4, 2012 - 07:18 | Permalink

    This is my first Troggs album ! Thanks.

  • 11
    ralphdibny
    December 5, 2012 - 11:25 | Permalink

    Well, I’m one of these guys that’s had a Troggs Greatest Hits album for years but never heard an actual album, so thanks!

    • 12
      Willard
      December 6, 2012 - 17:04 | Permalink

      I think that’s most of us.

  • 13
    Jim McClear
    December 6, 2012 - 00:51 | Permalink

    We should at the same time celebrate Chip Taylor who not only wrote “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning” but also wrote one of my favorite Christmas songs, “Bastard Brothers” about his own brother, Jon Voight.

    • 14
      Willard
      December 6, 2012 - 17:02 | Permalink

      Good point, thanks. Never heard “Bastard Brothers.”

  • 15
    buzzbabyjesus
    December 6, 2012 - 17:20 | Permalink

    This is my first Troggs album. Thanks.

  • 16
    Kevin
    December 9, 2012 - 20:00 | Permalink

    I downloaded this when you posted, but only got around to listening to it today. Great fun and great thanks. Have you ever heard 66-5-4-3-2-1? It looks to be the flipside of Anyway That You Want Me. Talk about raw. Great blog and thanks for doling all this.

    • 17
      Willard
      December 9, 2012 - 22:38 | Permalink

      No, haven’t heard that one myself. I’ll seek it out. Thanks for the tip.

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