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Nuggets Psychedelic Era 65-68 [Box set, Compilation]

Various Artists Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) - Electric Prunes
2. Dirty Water - The Standells
3. Night Time - Strangeloves
4. Lies - The Knickerbockers
5. Respect - Vagrants
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Disc: 2
1. Talk Talk - The Music Machine
2. Last Time Around - Del-Vetts
3. Nobody But Me - Human Beinz
4. Journey To Tyme - Kenny & The Kasuals
5. No Friend Of Mine - Sparkles
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Disc: 3
1. Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) - Hombres
2. Fight Fire - Golliwogs
3. At The River's Edge - New Colony Six
4. Jack Of Diamonds - Daily Flash
5. Follow Me - Lyme & Cybelle
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Disc: 4
1. Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love-In) - Chocolate Watchband
2. Too Many People - Leaves
3. (Would I still be) Her big man - The Brigands
4. Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl - Barbarians
5. Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
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That the most famous garage-rock record of all time, the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie," is buried on the last CD of this four-disc box is very much in keeping with the spirit of the (often) one-hit wonders that people Nuggets. Here, "Louie Louie" is just another great song. An elaboration on the 1972 double LP, which is included in its original sequence, this set piles on dozens more great moments of inspiration, guts, chutzpah, and sometimes sheer commercial calculation. How else to explain the advice "Look at yourself" from the likes of the Strawberry Alarm Clock, whose idea of mind expansion seems limited to putting together two very vaguely related nouns--"Incense and Peppermints"--so their swinging Farfisa-led track will have something, anything, for verbal content? There's loads of such wisdom on display here, prefab and otherwise, usually delivered as rabidly as possible. (Try the Remains' "Don't Look Back," Mouse and the Traps' "Maid of Sugar--Maid of Spice," or the Music Machine's "Talk Talk," which was actually a hit.) And remember: "The sky is falling / The ocean is calling / The world ... is spinning 'round ... and 'round." For sure. --Rickey Wright

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Not just Lenny Kaye's classic double album of garage-rock rarities, but 3 more CDs' worth of three-chord, one-hit wonders from the '60s! Disc one reprises the original double album, including such classics as I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) Electric Prunes; Dirty Water Standells; Moulty Barbarians; Psychotic Reaction Count Five, and Baby Please Don't Go Amboy Dukes, while discs two through four add other rare/seminal songs like Talk Talk Music Machine; Incense and Peppermints Strawberry Alarm Clock; Strychnine Sonics; Shape of Things to Come Max Frost & the Storm Troopers; Louie Louie Kingsmen, and more. 118 songs.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Golden Nuggets Nov. 1 2001
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Nuggets was originally released in 1972 as a double album. It celebrated the garage rock music of the mid 60's with future Patti Smith guitarist Lenny Kaye providing dead-on liner notes. The band's featured on the album laid the blueprint for such bands as The New York Dolls, The Stooges and Patti Smith as well as the punk movement. The songs are no nonsense, crazed out rockers with some psychedelia and dance tracks thrown in. Rhino Records has done an amazing job expanding the original double album into a four cd set. Some of the songs like The Kingsmen "Louie, Louie", Sam The Sham & Pharaoh's "Wooly Bully", The Outsiders' "Time Wont Let Me", The Human Beinz propulsive "Nobody But Me", The Musical Explosion's "Little Bit O' Soul", The Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction", The Castaways' "Liar, Liar" were all top ten hits with The Strawberry Alarm Clock's "Incense & Peppermint" going all the way to number one. For the most part, the collection is made up of obscure songs that were minor national hits and regional hits around the country. Songs like The Cryan Shames' searing "Sugar & Spice", The Barbarians' earnest "Moulty", The Lollipop Shoppe's pulsating "You Must Be A Witch", The Sonics' "Strychnine", Kim Fowley's spooky "The Trip", Rare Breed's (who became American Breed and scored a top ten hit with Bend Me, Shape Me) r&b flavored "Beg, Borrow & Steal", Richard & The Young Lions' stellar "Open Up Your Door", The Bees' buzzing "Voices Green & Purple" and The Palace Guards' bubble gummy "Falling Sugar" are all basically unknowns. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars nuggets Nov. 25 2013
By johnboy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great 60's songs not exactly gold nuggets great songs by the original artists but well worth the money for this cd
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5.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't get any better than this June 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
Collecting the complete Lenny Kaye NUGGETS double-LP set that has gone down in the history books and adding 3 more CD's chockful of garage/punk/psychedelic classics you've never heard of, the NUGGETS boxed set is better than essential. It's QUINTESSENTIAL, the end-all meet-all of all 60s garage compilations.
Hardcore collectors will champion the PEBBLES and BACK TO THE GRAVE series as a better representation of the genre by unearthing rarer than rare singles, but the NUGGETS set is far more accessible and covers everything from Beatles-wannabes to guitar-slammin' pre-punk to trippy folk-rock to rhythmic vocal showcases. I won't bother pointing out all the highlights, as each disc is a non-stop smorgasbord of excellent music. Only a handful of songs could have easily been left out ("Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen and "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs are a little too obvious, and "At the River's Edge" by The New Colony Six is awful), and if the music wasn't enough, you get a thoroughly researched book packed with essays and track-by-track history on each song, including personnel and record info!
If you don't have this one yet, what are you waiting for?! Shame on you for hesitating this long!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Box Set! April 17 2010
Format:Audio CD
I have never written a review about any item I have purchased before, but I just received my Nuggets box set and I LOVE it! You get four CDs of great music, a fantastic booklet with artwork, photos and information about each track, and a beautiful box to hold it all. I have been a fan of the psychedelic era since the 60s, so I already new a lot of these songs (my favorite being Psychotic Reaction by The Count Five), but I have now discovered some great songs that I hadn't heard before like Primitive by The Groupies and The Mojo Men's She's My Baby. Yes, I know there are a few obvious omissions, but there is enough great music here to keep you dancing all day long. I put off buying this box set for years, because of the price, but it honestly is worth every penny. If you're a fan of this music, buy Nuggets! It is a PERFECT box set.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Where are the real "Nuggets"? March 19 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is all good stuff, no doubt, but the great thing about the big box set is the ear-opening experience of discovering the bands and hits you never heard before. Where are the Chocolate Watchband, or the Barbarians? No "Spazz" or "Strychnine"? This single disc version is just the golden oldies, and how much fun is that?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Trippy noise from the garage Aug. 17 2003
Format:Audio CD
A lot of you twenty-and thirty somethings out there probably think that psychedelic music was all swirling colors, flashing strobe lights, and intergalactic journeys of the mind. You would be wrong of course; all those sounds came later (mostly in the early seventies). Nope, early psychedelia was made with fuzzed-out guitars, Farfisa (or Vox) organ solos, and amps that were very small. In short, garage band music with a mindbending twist. (Think Very early Pink Floyd, such as "See Emily Play," rather than Dark Side of the Moon.) In his liner notes to the set, Greg Shaw does an outstanding job of linking these three-minute wonders to the punk and new wave movements of a decade later. Both proto-punk ("Dirty Water," "Pushin' Too Hard," and the Music Machine's wonderful "Talk, Talk"), and pre-new wave ("I Want Candy" and "The Shape of Things to Come") are well represented here. Also present are several selections from one-hit wonder soundalike bands, such as the Beatlesque Knickerbockers ("Lies"), the Byrd-like Leaves ("Hey, Joe", which was actually covered better by other artists), and, best of all, the Count Five, whose Yardbirds clone, "Psychotic Reaction" (complete with mini rave-up instrumental break) is not to be missed. One problem: Rhino Records have set the bar so high with this compilation, it's easy to start nitpicking. For instance, Love would be better represented with "My Little Red Book" than by the track offered here. And where are those all-time garage classics "Wild Thing," by the Troggs, and "Gloria" by Shadows of Knight (or by the Van-Morrison-led group Them)? These, however, are minor quibbles. Overall, Nuggets from Nuggets is good enough to make you want to race to your garage (or living room), clear out a space in the middle, and Start Dancing!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Has got to be one of the Best box sets out there
This is the 60's rock I loved the most.Many of the songs I had forgoten the titles and or artist.This box set saves you a lot of time and energy to find all this material. Read more
Published on Aug. 2 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate car trip box set
This is possibly the greatest collection that Rhino has ever come up with. I had the original three Nuggets releases that Rhino did in the late 80's/early 90's and they were among... Read more
Published on June 30 2004 by William J. Eichelberger
5.0 out of 5 stars The Critics of this Set are Wrong
The original Nuggets double album is THE most influencial rock album in history.It has been lovingly recreated on the first disc of this set. Read more
Published on May 23 2004 by Kenneth eggerss
5.0 out of 5 stars Artyfacts? "OH YEAH!"
I NEVER, EVER in my whole life felt moved to write to a record company thanking them for the time and effort it took to pull a fabulous collection together for our entertainment's... Read more
Published on April 27 2004 by Nathan Laney
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh yeah...everything gonna be alright this morning!
OK, it helps to have been around in the '60s; that way you have a context to the tunes you get here, and most likely memories attached to at least some of them. Read more
Published on Feb. 28 2004 by Mark R. Van Wagenen
3.0 out of 5 stars Will Make You Realize How Great Stones and Beatles Were ...
I loved the "Loud & Fast" collection and have been listening to "No Thanks" over and over again ever since it's been released . Read more
Published on Jan. 23 2004 by Mr. Hugo Falque
5.0 out of 5 stars If you graduated college in '68 or '69, you'll love it.
For those boomers who were in college in the '60s and partied their way to graduation, you'll recognize many of the tracks from radio play of the day, garage band covers, and... Read more
Published on Dec 26 2003 by Benjamin A Peacock
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant !!!! Never Listen to "Classic Rock" Radio Again!
Perfect Time Capsule of the American 60's rock scene. Let's hope that Rhino puts out another collection. Read more
Published on Aug. 18 2003 by Sound Cleanser
4.0 out of 5 stars What rock should be...
....but maybe if it was like this all the time, we wouldn't appreciate it as much. Garage spirit stands in stark contrast to lazy established groups like U2 & REM, in that they are... Read more
Published on Aug. 4 2003 by T. allen
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