Throwback Thursday: The Troggs

The Troggs, who formed in 1964, were signed by the Kinks’ manager Larry Page in 1965 and catapulted to fame in 1966 with their hit “Wild Thing”, reaching number 1 in the UK and number 2 in the US. 

      1. I'll Buy You An Island


With a simple heavy guitar riff and flirtatious lyrics, the song would cement music’s garage and punk rock standard.  Maybe you know their other big hit, “Love Is All Around”?  (More recently heard in the movie Love, Actually).  The Troggs influenced the likes of Iggy Pop, the Ramones, and later bands like R.E.M. and Spiritualized.  This week’s throwback is the tropical and wavy “I’ll Buy You An Island” (1975). Exactly my kind of romance.

Amanda Jakubik

Year Born: 1987
Location: NYC // How many hours a day are you on the web? 5
Last cool project you worked on: Taste tasting
Coolest person you know personally: Moe Money
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: The Breslin
Top 3 Places: Rome, Lake Washington, My apartment
Best hotel/place you visited last year: Definitely South Beach with the homies
Next destination: Jamaica
Generation favorite: Coachella