ROCK ON, REG, WHEREVER YOU ARE
Reg Presley, lead singer for the Troggs, has died. He sang lead on the immortal Wild Thing, a bulletproof three-chorder that was performed by every garage band ever. It was also a fixture on the Rock Bottom Remainders' playlist; we were probably the only band in history that regularly screwed it up. Here's a YouTube video of us performing it in New York in 2007, when guest singer Larry Portzline donated $2800 to charity for the opportunity to sing it with us. If you look closely at the backup singers, you'll see, among others, Lesley Gore and the late, great Frank McCourt.