Music Review: The Troggs’ ‘Archeology (1966–1976)’

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Archeology by the Troggs

Archeology  (1966–1976) offers everything you ever wanted to know about the Troggs but were too sophisticated to ask. Among the reissued material: “Wild Thing,” a quintessential piece of primal British rock; “I Can’t Control Myself,” which combines some of Reg Presley’s most explicitly lustful vocals and lyrics; “Love Is All Around,” which, in late 1967, captured the essence of the previous summer; the incestuous “Cousin Jane,” a favorite B side; and “66-5-4-3-2-1,” which spells out what the Marvelettes left unsaid in “Beechwood 4-5789.” Altogether, the set includes 52 tracks on two CDs.

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