Various ‎– Nuggets From Nuggets: Choice Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

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Rhino Records (2) ‎– R2 76661
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CD, Compilation, Remastered, Mono
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1 The Electric Prunes I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
Written-By – Annette Tucker, Nancie Mantz*
2 The Standells Dirty Water
Written-By – Ed Cobb
3 The Knickerbockers Lies
Written-By – Beau Charles, Buddy Randell
4 The Seeds Pushin' Too Hard
Written-By – Sky Saxon
5 The Castaways Liar, Liar
Written-By – Dennis Craswell, James Donna*
6 The 13th Floor Elevators* You're Gonna Miss Me
Written-By – Roky Erickson
7 Count Five Psychotic Reaction
Written-By – Byron Atkinson*, John Byrne (2), John Michalski, Kenn Ellner, Roy Chaney
8 The Leaves Hey Joe
Written-By – Billy Roberts
9 The Human Beinz Nobody But Me
Written-By – O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
10 The Outsiders (4) Time Won't Let Me
Written-By – Chet Kelley, Thomas King*
11 Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense And Peppermints
Written-By – John Carter, Timothy Gilbert*
12 Syndicate Of Sound Little Girl
Written-By – Bob Gonzalez, Don Baskin
13 Love 7 And 7 Is
Written-By – Arthur Lee
14 The Music Machine Talk Talk
Written-By – Sean Bonniwell
15 Blues Magoos (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet
Written-By – Emil Thielhelm, Michael Esposito*, Ralph Scala, Ronald Gilbert*
16 Swingin' Medallions Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
Written-By – Cyril Vetter*, Don Smith (4)
17 Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs Wooly Bully
Written-By – Domingo Samudio
18 The Strangeloves I Want Candy
Written-By – Bert Berns, Robert Feldman*, Gerald Goldstein*, Richard Gottehrer
19 Kingsmen* Louie Louie
Written-By – Richard Berry
20 Max Frost & The Troopers Shape Of Things To Come
Written-By – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil

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A collection of tracks from other "Nuggets" releases ranging from 1963 to 1968.

© 2000 Rhino Entertainment Company

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 081227666125
  • Matrix / Runout: wea mfg. OLYPHANT X14126 3 R2 76661-2 01 M1S2
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U2W

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mjb

May 13, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
I'm not too familiar with the Nuggets releases, so this is a nice intro for me. I really enjoy this CD, especially since I'm getting more into '60s pop. However, given its title and cover art, I was expecting it to be a bit more psychedelic, to be honest. Instead, although it does venture into psych territory a little bit, it's mainly a garage rock compilation.

Imagine a Venn diagram with two circles that half-overlap. The first circle is garage rock: the mostly American, slightly rougher version of the mid-'60s British "beat" music (unsophisticated, early Beatles-style, bang-it-out party music). The second circle is Anglo-American psychedelic rock: the 1965-1974 wave of relatively slow, monotonous, LSD-influenced ear candy with contemplative, poetic lyrics. This compilation is basically that first circle: garage rock, including its somewhat psychedelic side. It's all pretty accessible and not too weird, even the lesser-known stuff. Definitely a sausage fest, though.

The mastering is pretty good, though not ideal for me. It's very well-EQ'd, and they apparently did use original mono masters, which is good. Dynamic range is a bit weaker than I'd like, but this music isn't very dynamic to begin with, so I'm overlooking it this time.