They Were Collaborators #282

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The Troggs

4 comments:

Testify said...

Forget love Is All Around, forget REM collaberations, even forget Wild Thing, my favourite Troggs moment is still the 1972 Troggs Tapes: a 10-minute recording of the band arguing in the studio while attempting to produce "a number fuckin' wun". It's the group's difficulty in describing what they want to achieve, and the fact that they're from Andover and conduct their discussion in their native accents. "Play da-da-da-da-da-chuck," Reg Presley advises the drummer. "Don't expect miracles," the drummer replies, "you fuckin' pranny."(or something similar anyway he definately says pranny...which is a truly fantastic put down I'm sure you'll agree). The legendary and fruity studio disagreements feature 137 swear words in only a few minutes.
Listen to it here:
http://website.lineone.net/~thetroggs/

Richard Gibson said...

Testify - nice comment. I'm going to have to give that clip a listen.

I have relations in Andover so know the accent...

Pranny - I haven't heard that since primary school, definately an early 70's term of abuse.

SomeNYGuy said...

Pity a poor Yank. What does "pranny" mean?

Richard Gibson said...

It's an alternative to ninny or prat...