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|1. I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) - The Electric Prunes|
|2. Dirty Water (Single) - The Standells|
|3. Night Time - The Strangeloves|
|4. Lies (Single) - The Knickerbockers|
|5. Respect - The Vagrants|
|6. A Public Execution - Mouse|
|7. No Time Like the Right Time - The Blues Project|
|8. Oh Yeah - The Shadows Of Knight|
|9. Pushin' Too Hard (feat. Sky Saxon) (Single) - The Seeds (feat. Sky Saxon)|
|10. Moulty - The Barbarians|
|11. Don't Look Back - Remains|
|12. An Invitation to Cry - The Magicians|
|13. Liar, Liar - The Castaways|
|14. You're Gonna Miss Me (Single Version) - The Thirteenth Floor Elevators|
|15. Psychotic Reaction (Single Version) - Count Five|
|16. Hey Joe (Single Version) - The Leaves|
|17. Romeo & Juliet - Michael & The Messengers|
|18. Sugar and Spice - The Cryan' Shames|
|19. Baby Please Don't Go - The Amboy Dukes|
|20. Tobacco Road - Blues Magoos|
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Curated by future Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye (whose original liner notes would coin the term punk rock), it documented the widely pervading influence of the so-called British Invasion on ingénue mid-to-late-60s beat combos across the USA.
This anniversary reissue features new, sagacious sleeve-notes from Kaye, while the album’s 27 short, sharp, electric guitar and Farfisa organ-soaked essays remain preserved in musical amber, evincing the impact of The Beatles (to an almost preposterous level – faux Scouse accents and all – on The Knickerbockers’ Lies), The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Them et al on an eclectic tranche of musicians. These acts’ recordings would project British Invasion tropes through the prism of 1960s American musical (and, increasingly, counter) culture.
Typically, The Electric Prunes’ I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night), The Seeds’ Pushin’ Too Hard and 13th Floor Elevators’ You’re Gonna Miss Me – all of which would enjoy deferred ‘classic’ status courtesy of Nuggets – are products of a ricocheting process of cross-fertilisation. US blues and soul-inspired British styles are bent back into feisty, indigenous variants on garage-rock, brimming with ‘out there’ lyrics and disorientating studio effects which bear testimony to a burgeoning awareness of drug-induced altered states.
There are less lysergic, less Anglophone offerings here, too. The Vagrants’ muscular, bluesy take on Otis Redding’s Respect, and Mouse’s A Public Execution, an unmitigated homage to Highway 61 Revisited-era Bob Dylan, for example, while several tracks presage a subsequent wave of US underground punk-rock.
Count Five’s spiky Psychotic Reaction proffers the missing link between The Yardbirds and early Television, while The Remains’ angsty Don’t Look Back might have been the blueprint for Richard Hell and the Voidoids. The Shadows of Knight’s Oh Yeah, meanwhile, is surely the prototype for David Bowie’s The Jean Jeanie.
Thus, Nuggets remains a Rosetta Stone among rock compilations and an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the rapid, wild and vivid evolution of 1960s psychedelia.
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Quite simply the greatest compilation album you could possibly buy.Originally released in 1972 Nuggets is a treasure trove of American singles released during the mid-sixties... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brendan Keane
I like it, but obviously its subjective.
I heard of this album when doing a course in the history of rock. Read more
A nice selection of trippy tunes from the scene at the time. Pop and blues filtered through clouds of mindexpanding drugs, politics and sexual liberation.Published 23 months ago by Daniel Larsson
some outstanding stuff some right chessy. not as great as the critics make out. maybe when relesed it was ground breaking. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Joseph Scotland
Very happy with my purchase.It was exactly as described by the seller.My biggest worry when deciding to buy is
accuracy of description,not any longer. I'll be back.