Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era: 1965-1968 - or more simply put, just Nuggets - is arguably the most influential compilation in rock history. Original released in 1972, it pulled together killer tracks from mid-to-late '60s America. In doing so, it identified the genre we now know as 'garage rock' and helped set the foundations for what was to become 'punk rock' a few years later. Compiled by a young rock critic named Lenny Kaye, who would soon become known as Patti Smith's guitarist and right-hand man, Nuggets defined a mind-set that went on to influence punk, grunge, and subsequent generations of garage-rockers, from the Cramps to Nirvana to the White Stripes to Thee Oh Sees and Tame Impala. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Nuggets, Warner Music Australia is releasing 3 titles: Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era, Down Under Nuggets: Original Australian Artyfacts 1965-67 and a newly remastered edition of the original collection. Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era is a newly recorded collection of young Australian groups pushing the boundaries of garage-rock with covers of the original songs. The album features performances from The Straight Arrows, Eagle & the Worm, The Frowning Clouds, Pond, Gooch Palms, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Velociraptor, The Murlocs, Baptism of Uzi and The Laurels. Lenny Kaye gives this new generation his personal stamp of approval in a specially-written introduction, as does long-time Australian-music champion and garage rock fiend David Fricke from Rolling Stone. In addition to be being a great garage-rock record Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era serves as a budget-priced introduction to an exciting scene that's bubbling under right around Australia. Bands like the Tame Impala-offshoot POND, STRAIGHT ARROWS, GOOCH PALMS, VELOCIRAPTOR, KING GIZZARD etc are amongst the most exciting young bands in the country; a bunch of the 18 bands here are primed for big things.