The Troggs are an English rock band from the 1960s that had a number of hits in UK and the US, the best-known being "With a Girl Like You", "Love Is All Around" and "Wild Thing". The latter track being ranked #257 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and a widely-accepted influence on garage rock and punk rock. Fronted by Reg Presley, The Troggs formed in the town of Andover, England. They were originally called The Troglodytes
The Troggs formed in 1964 and were signed by the manager of The Kinks, Larry Page in 1965. They recorded on Page's Page One Records, and Page also leased them to CBS for debut single "Lost Girl". Their most famous hit was the single "Wild Thing" (written by Chip Taylor), which with the help of television exposure on Thank Your Lucky Stars reached number 2 in the UK and number 1 in the United States in June 1966. Its combination of a simple heavy guitar riff and flirtatious lyrics helped it to quickly become a garage rock standard. It was recorded in one complete take (take two) at Olympic Studios in London, with Keith Grant engineering. Because of a dispute over US distribution rights, "Wild Thing" was released (along with the first album of the same name) on two labels: Fontana and Atco. The band's success in the US was also limited by not touring there until 1968.