15.3.07

The Troggs - Cellophane/Mixed Bag

Review from Alex, Ohio @ Amazon.com

First I want to start this review by saying this is original releases, nothing re-done here. This two-fer is the 3rd and 4th albums by the Troggs, released in 1967 and 1968 respectively. Some of the songs on both albums are in Stereo, some are in mono. 24 great songs.

The Cellophane album is (for the most part) 3 guitars and drums pure rock, occasional flute. pretty basic for 1967, but not EVERY group would go psychedelic in 1966-67. The only ones that even resemble flower power or Psychedelic are the last 3-4 songs on the album. One of those songs being the top 40 hit "Love Is All Around" besides the song just mentioned, There is a melodic song or two on here, "Its Showing" is one of them.

The first few songs are pretty basic pop/rock, except "Butterflies And Bees" which has a modern jazz/pop sound. a great song and a change for the mostly raw and grungy 60s rock Sound the Troggs are known for.

Is this album good? yes, its one of their best. highlights on this album, "Little Red Donkey", "Butterflies And Bees", "All of The Time", "Somewhere My Girl Is Waiting", "My Lady", and of course "Love Is All Around". Was this the Troggs idea of, "All You Need Is Love"? or a "boy loves girl" song, maybe a little of both.

Now, the album Mixed Bag is another story, it still has the Troggs signature of the basic rock/pop sound, but there is more psychedlic songs on this album, it was 1968 after all.

The first song "Surprise, Surprise, is very good. One of those hitting the snare and Tom Tom and banging the piano songs. "Say Darlin" is very Troggs sounding in Lyric and music style.

Why wasnt "Purple Shades" a hit in the U.S.? talk about your lost hit single, great song. The Psychedelic songs? thats where "Maybe The Madman" comes in, and maybe a hint of Psychedelic on a few others. I'm wondering why this album is not getting more recognition! is this a Concept album? in a way yes, this is a very good album, maybe even their best. (Their first album from 1966 was great too).

One of the songs on this album called "Off The Record" is some Tom foolery in the studio, its fun. Another melodic song on here is "Theres something about you". No hit singles on here, from America that is. Probably a UK hit or two on here. The highlights are, Surprise,Surprise, Say Darlin, Purple Shades, Heads Or Tails, Hip Hip Hooray, Maybe The Madman", We Waited For Someone.

Get it now, these sort of releases dont always wait around to be bought.

...I don't know how these albums didnt get re-released sooner, maybe they were, I never saw them till I saw this 2-fer CD release. Buy it.



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Tracks:

1. Little Red Donkey
2. Too Muci of a Good Thing
3. Butterflies and Bees
4. All of the Time
5. Seventeen
6. Somewhere My Girl Is Waiting
7. It's Snowing
8. Her Emotion
9. When Will the Rain Come
10. My Lady
11. Come the Day
12. Love Is All Around
13. Surprise Surprise
14. You Can Cry If You Want To
15. Say Darlin'
16. Marbles and Some Gum
17. Purple Shades
18. Heads or Tails
19. Hip Hip Hooray
20. Little Girl
21. Maybe the Madman
22. Off the Record
23. We Waited for Someone
24. There's Something About You

The Troggs - Cellophane/Mixed Bag - Part 1
The Troggs - Cellophane/Mixed Bag - Part 2

21 comentários:

Anônimo disse...

Thanks for this great collection

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jon disse...

My favourite band, many thanks!
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Stogie2u disse...

I love your selections but is it possible to set it up to download track by track instead of the complete album? Please keep up the good work.

sub_commandante_marcos disse...

Track by track, that must greatly increase the workload!
No, carry on with full rar'd albums & thanks very much, there is some classy music here.
Cheers!! - SCM

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