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The Troggs - Cellophane/Mixed Bag Album

The Troggs - Cellophane/Mixed Bag Album
Performer: The Troggs
Genre: Rock / Pop
Title: Cellophane/Mixed Bag
MP3 album size: 2915 mb
FLAC album size: 1905 mb
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Pop Rock
Country: UK
Released: 1997
Catalog number: BGOCD 343
Label: BGO Records

Tracklist


1Butterflies And Bees1:57
2Too Much Of A Good Thing2:49
3We Waited For Someone2:52
4Come The Day1:56
5Purple Shades2:25
6You Can Cry If You Want To2:53
7All Of The Time2:11
8Marbles And Some Gum2:05
9Say Darlin'2:46
10Little Girl2:58
11Surprise Surprise2:49
12It's Showing2:57
13There's Something About You2:43
14Love Is All Around3:01
15Little Red Donkey2:16
16Her Emotion2:31
17When Will The Rain Come2:43
18Heads Or Tails3:44
19Maybe The Madman2:14
20Somewhere My Girl Is Waiting2:52
21My Lady3:00
22Seventeen2:41
23Off The Record3:44
24Hip Hip Hooray2:19

Versions


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
JPCD9712683The Troggs Cellophane / Mixed Bag ‎(CD, Comp, Unofficial)ООО "ДОРА"JPCD9712683Russia1997
CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
JPCD9712683The Troggs Cellophane / Mixed Bag ‎(CD, Comp, Unofficial)ООО "ДОРА"JPCD9712683Russia1997

Notes


Tracks 1-12 originally released on "Cellophane" (Page One POL 003 / 1967)
Tracks 13-24 originally released on "Mixed Bag" (Page One POLS 012 / 1968)Tracks 1-12 originally released on "Cellophane" (Page One POL 003 / 1967)
Tracks 13-24 originally released on "Mixed Bag" (Page One POLS 012 / 1968)

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The Troggs didn’t make a name for themselves with the garage material they’ve consistently done since the release of the single “Wild Thing” during the summer of 1966 from the album From Nowhere, with their following album Togglodynamite nearly dropping off the charts in February of 1967, and had it not been for the hit single “Love Is All Around,” released just in time for the holidays of that same year, their album Cellophane (with the album title taken from The Beatles song “Lucy In The Sky”) may have seen the demise of The Troggs for sure.

Many fans will wish to inform you that “Wild Thing” was a garage number, when it fact it was far from it, where in fact, it was Jimi Hendrix who made the song even more famous, keeping the well deserved hype alive … though you should hear the “Wild Thing” parody by someone professing to be Senator Robert F. Kennedy. The song was actually first released by The Wild Ones in 1965, yet failed to chart, though for some reason The Troggs were able to burn up the charts that year, taking it to Number 1. There is a bit of a backstory, the song was penned by Chip Taylor, who also wrote “Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)” for Janis Joplin, he was the brother of actor John Voight, and was a wannabe professional golfer. With the song being written around a popish blues riff, when given the soul of rock n’ roll it came to life and has never died.

“Love Is All Around,” written by another member of the band, Reg Presley, inspired by hearing the Joy Stings Salvation Army band’s “Love Is All Around,” was The Troggs only other major charting single, a song that became the darling of 10 o’clock AM radio slot, as that was the hour cars gathered in remote spots for make-out sessions across the country, with the single becoming the our song of countless couples … where even today for anyone of that time period, simply hearing it sparks embarrassingly treasured memories.

The fact is, The Troggs could never, or would never find the skillset to take them to the top of the pop charts by releasing other material of the same ilk. Even though they came into being during the psychedelic Summer of Love, they were a mere footnote to that soundtrack, as there was nothing hypnotic, dreamy or psychedelic about their no nonsense numbers, all hard edged garage rockers that stood in such juxtaposition to their two hit singles that fans of those two songs walked away from the band, with a whole new grouping of fans who ignored those singles and embraced their basic solid rock roots.

With that in mind, that’s not to say that their material was first rate, much of it was rather off the wall, lacking in a thematic sense, lasting for less than three minutes a song, and attracting a more energetic grungy element who now hold them as the standard bearers of things that took shape as we stepped into the 80’s, with bands such as Big Star finding their path, and later with groups such as The Strokes, French Kicks, The Hives, Kings of Leon and of course Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. This is either music that you’re going to connect with or music the will leave you flat, there is no middle ground here, so brace yourself and get ready for the ride.

All in all, there was a sophistication to what The Troggs where doing, it was lightyears from punk, their sound had a defined rooted reference point and was based around sound instrumentation and insightful musicianship. Without a doubt I’ll have to confess that there were bands who interested me far more, bands who where more gentle and less demanding of my soul, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t lay a finger down on any musical map and chart the course and influence The Troggs have had on the history of rock n’ roll.

Review by Jenell Kesler
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