The Troggs ‎– Archeology (1966 - 1976)

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Fontana ‎– 314 512 936-2
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3 × CD, Compilation
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1-01 Lost Girl 2:34
1-02 The Yella In Me 2:42
1-03 Wild Thing 2:38
1-04 From Home 2:21
1-05 With A Girl Like You 2:10
1-06 Jingle Jangle 2:19
1-07 I Want You 2:31
1-08 Our Love Will Still Be There 3:12
1-09 I Just Sing 2:12
1-10 I Can't Control Myself 3:07
1-11 Gonna Make You 2:51
1-12 Any Way That You Want Me 2:59
1-13 66-5-4-3-2-1 2:37
1-14 Give It To Me 2:17
1-15 I Can Only Give You Everything 3:27
1-16 You Can't Beat It 2:25
1-17 Last Summer 2:58
1-18 I Want You To Come In My Life 2:27
1-19 Cousin Jane 2:28
1-20 Night Of The Long Grass 3:10
1-21 Girl In Black 2:04
1-22 Too Much Of A Good Thing 2:50
1-23 Seventeen 2:42
1-24 Her Emotion 2:32
1-25 My Lady 3:01
1-26 All Of The Time 2:11
1-27 Somewhere My Girl Is Waiting 2:50
2-01 Love Is All Around 3:01
2-02 When Will The Rain Come 2:43
2-03 Little Girl 2:59
2-04 Maybe The Madman 2:14
2-05 Surprise, Surprise (I Need You)
Piano – Colin Fretcher*
2:50
2-06 You Can Cry If You Want To 2:53
2-07 Hip Hip Hooray 2:19
2-08 Purple Shades 2:26
2-09 Heads Or Tails 3:44
2-10 Evil Woman 2:57
2-11 That's What You Get Girl 2:02
2-12 I Don't Know Why 2:53
2-13 Easy Loving
Producer – Mike Batt
3:01
2-14 Lover
Producer – Phil Waller
2:28
2-15 Come Now
Producer – Phil Waller
2:22
2-16 The Raver 2:49
2-17 Everything's Funny
Producer – Roger Bain*
2:14
2-18 Feels Like A Woman
Producer – Roger Bain*
3:34
2-19 Queen Of Sorrow
Producer – David Reilly (2)
2:43
2-20 Strange Movies
Producer – Peter Walsh
2:57
2-21 I'm On Fire
Producer – Peter Walsh
2:15
2-22 Good Vibrations 3:12
2-23 Summertime 3:23
2-24 I'll Buy You An Island 3:12
2-25 Get You Tonight 2:48
3-01 The Troggs Tape (Conversations) 11:42

Credits

  • Compilation ProducerBill Inglot
  • Executive Producer – Bill Levenson
  • Mastered By [Digital Remastering]Bill Inglot, Ken Perry
  • Other [Essay] – Ken Barnes
  • ProducerColin Fretcher* (tracks: 2-05, 2-08, 2-09), Larry Page (tracks: 1-01 to 2-12, 2-16, 2-22 to 2-25)

Notes

Comes in cardboard box with triple cd jewel case and a 24 pages booklet.

Disc 1&2: Archeology (1966-1976)
Disc 3: The Troggs Tape (Bonus CD)

Digitally remastered at A&M Studios, Hollywood.

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  • Barcode: 731451442322

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Bradx

Bradx

March 17, 2016

Unless you're a Troggs completist this box set will probably do, it seems to hold all their best songs including the hits, album tracks and more obscure later things, b-sides etc.
The best writing on The Troggs was by Lester Bangs who really understood the primal motivations of the band and wrote a fabulous essay for Bomp! (I think it was ).
Once you get beneath the superficial pop side of the band you can really get to the dark meat down below. Songs like Give It To Me are really quite lurid.

The Troggs were garage punk archetypes who built a massively influential sound based on loud guitars, simplistic chord progressions and the aforementioned suggestive lyrics. Along with The Kinks, Stones and The Yardbirds they were probably the biggest UK influences on US garage punk of the mid-60s. The best tracks are genuinely thrilling, unpretentious rock n' roll at its best. Even later tracks like Feels Like a Woman and Strange Movies are essential listening.

If you get the UK version of this box set you get a third disc - the infamous Troggs Tapes. You couldn't write this stuff or make it up... the Troggs in the studio are heard arguing amongst themselves about the best way to make another hit record.
The Tapes have long since passed into legend and time may have rendered it less shocking than it was back in the day when it passed around on bootleg tapes.... but it really is hilarious and well worth hearing if you don't know it.