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4.8 out of 5 stars
Live And Wild In Preston [DVD]
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on 28 June 2009
It's great having this DVD as a souvenir of the band playing live, but it doesn't really do them justice. The Troggs have been on the live circuit and releasing records for over 43 years now, so there should to be at least a couple of meaty documentaries and several live DVD's available by now. The Troggs are legends, and a 10 song 45 minute set, a 16 minute interview with Reg Presley and a Biography is only dipping a toe into the massive ocean that is The Troggs. What about interviews with the rest of the band? They too have their story to tell.
This is a small step in an effort to fill the yawning void of absolutely NO Troggs DVD's at all, and Angel Air must be applauded for at least documenting the band in some small way. But The Troggs deserve better, and someone should get on with it while they're still around to be able to do it!
However, this DVD does show the power of The Troggs live, and whilst their ballads may seduce the audience, their rockers, like the 1966 rocket-fuelled 'Wild Thing' B-side, 'From Home' and also a later track, 'Feels Like A Woman,' ably demonstrate how the band thoroughly enjoy being let off the leash. A full stage set would have allowed for more Trogglodite anarchy, and original guitarist, Chris Britton, plainly enjoys himself on these up-tempo tracks moreso than the others.
Yes, this is nice as a testament to the wonderful Troggs, but again, they deserve better, their dues were paid donkey's years ago, and Legends need documenting and I hope someone takes up the challenge.
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on 4 February 2018
Just viewed this again today. I think it's a great DVD, and captures a classic 60's group, still on great form. Reg Presley has now passed away, but he appears on this DVD, in fine form, and his connection with the audience is obvious. The jokes, I find very amusing, especially the one about signing an autograph on a ladies tits. Hilarious !!!. The music, is very much like The Kinks, with a rhythmic slant to it. Of course, Wild Thing is their most unforgettable hit, but their other hits are also of note, especially "Love Is All Around". I recommend this DVD.
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on 15 March 2010
Saw the Troggs way back in the 60s, then again in 2005, more recently in 2010, Reg & the boys give an awe inspiring "live" show that leaves you "gob smacked" the way Reg moves his head & arms to the beat has to be seen, the guy is unique, this "Live & Wild " DVD brings the magic into your home, Chris Britton has been with Reg from the beginning on guitar he is up there with the best of them, the inbetween song patter is amusing also, with an interview with Reg on the extra features bit.
This is a must for Troggs fans, you can't beat experience, & a bargain on Amazon.
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on 15 February 2014
always liked the troggs but never saw them live, this dvd shows me what I missed. This dvd is excellent and well worth the money as they perform a very good live gig.
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on 28 February 2008
The original English garage rock band at their live best, filmed during a 2002 Solid Silver '60s tour.

'If you're seeing 'em loive for the first tyme, where've you bin - they've bin around for the past 40 yurz!'

The Troggs are one of the most exciting sixties acts on the 21st Century touring circuit and perform all their hits on this superb 1 hour DVD: including, Wild Thing, I Can't Control Myself, With A Girl Like You and the superb Love Is All Around. Original members include Reg Presley and criminally underrated lead guitarist Chris Britton. They're both joined by Pete Lucas on bass and Dave Maggs on drums.

Sound and picture quality are very good, although the packaging rather resembles what you might expect on a bootleg copy. For those of a rather sensitive nature - beware! Although the disc is exempt from the British Board Of Film Classification, some of Reg Presley's bawdy antics may just offend a few - not one to show the grand kids perhaps missus? Ooh ar!
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