Friday On My Mind 81: RIP Reg Presley

I’ve said before that for a while in the Sixties The Troggs were my favourite band so I was sad to hear of the death of lead singer and composer of a fair few of their hits, Reg Presley, earlier this week.

Thinking about it, it occurred to me that, with the sparseness of the arrangements in the raunchier part of their output, they were a kind of proto punk band.

Lyrically The Troggs sometimes came close to the knuckle – see I Can’t Control Myself.

This song took that tendency to new heights depths.

It is the outright blatant Give It To Me.

The Troggs:- Give It To Me

Reg Presley (Reginald Maurice Ball,) 12/6/1941 – 4/2/2013. So it goes.

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