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Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 [Box set]

Nuggets (Series)Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 15, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: September 15, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00000AFWZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,482 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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
See all 27 tracks on this disc
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
See all 31 tracks on this disc
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
See all 30 tracks on this disc
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
See all 30 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

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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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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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its a nugget if you dug it September 8, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
In the summer of 1976 a friend played for me two albums that forever changed my music collecting life. The first was "The Ramones" and the second was the Sire edition of "Nuggets" which is now Volume 1 of the amazing 4 CD set. Over the next 20 years I avidly collected every known American mid 60's band and have assembled a 2,000 plus collection of the "Nugget" bands plus all the vinyl compillation series that 'Nuggets" spawned such as "Pebbles", "Flashback', "Back from the Grave" etc.
This collection is hands down the finest single collection of mid 60's American Punk, Psycedelic and Garage bands both known and obscure. If the music appeals to you it will either become a fantastic starting place for futher collecting or if you are already a fan a perfect 4 volume summary with outstanding sound. Of course this set has the must have classics by the Elevators, Standells,CWB, Wailers etc. However, this set also has many songs thar are new to my collection and truly fantastic including "Journey to Tyme" by Kenny & the Kasuals and "Open up You Door" By Richard and the Young Lions.
Great liner notes by the people who originaly uncovered most of these songs including Lenny Kaye and Greg Shaw and great mono sound not artificial rechanneled stereo. A couple of missing songs such as the Moving Sidewalks "99th floor" ? & The Mysterions' "96 Tears", The Magic Mushrooms "I'm Gone" and The Grains of Sand "Thats when Happiness Began".
All in all perfection. Enjoy!!!! M
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71 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Golden Nuggets November 1, 2001
Format:Audio CD
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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67 of 79 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One Listener's Take February 4, 2006
Format:Audio CD
The title of 'Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965 - 1968' would seem to imply that the four discs included are replete with classic acid-rock tracks. While there are a fair share of psychedelic numbers, when one lists this box set for sale on ebay, the genre is identified as 'garage & surf'. There are other genre's, such as mainstream pop and country-rock that also find space on these discs, so diversity is one triumphant chord for 'Nuggets'. The liner notes also reveal that the producers sought to cull material from the rich netherland of obscure, local releases which deserved better than they got in the highly competitive world of rock and roll in the glorious 1960's. I believe this set scores on all counts, and in fact only errs by digging too deep into the proverbial barrel, where some deserving dregs (thought to be nuggets) should still be residing. But even this miscalculation is forgivable, because most people will find they have a penchant for those tracks that were local to them in the late 1960's, rather than tracks that were only popular in some far off metropolis. Also, given that there are 118 tracks offered here (almost 30 per disc, on average), this ultimate compilation could never have completely pleased anyone. What it does do is to serve as a library, a cultural time capsule, encompassing the attitude, sound, and peculiarities of the hippie generation.

I categorized the 118 tracks into five groups. The easiest group to single out were the big hits. There are eighteen songs, pretty much evenly divided over the four discs, that charted at least number 17 or higher nationally, nine of them in the Top Ten. There is only one that rose to number one, and it isn't 'Louie Louie'. It's 'Incense and Peppermints'.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars There aren't enough stars in the sky to rate this ...
There aren't enough stars in the sky to rate this box set. As essential as oxygen and water. If you are a fan of 60's music,please don't hesitate in ordering a copy. Enough said.
Published 10 days ago by Richard S. Jania
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Sensational!
Published 2 months ago by James G. Hershey
4.0 out of 5 stars nuggets era 1965-68 box set
this is a fairly nice cd set.,there are probably only 10-12 songs I really like,but they bring back the late 60s memories.,fast shipping and good service.
Published 3 months ago by Joe Dalia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
oh wow man like far out!!
Published 3 months ago by musiclover 1953
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Most were as I remembered them, but not all. Memories are frequently left as just that
Published 3 months ago by Howard Simpson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
College days.
Published 3 months ago by L. A. Cathey
2.0 out of 5 stars not original hits
so i wouldn't recommend, tho some of the songs are fun, but I thought it was original artists. Not so.
Published 5 months ago by Will
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection!
This is the best collection of songs from my teen years in San Berdoo listening to the radio, and some of the first rock concerts... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Cheryl Daniel
4.0 out of 5 stars Stereo remastering is kinda bad
The new stereo remastering of a few of the songs is quite awkward and forced when listening with headphones, with some instruments relegated completely to one channel, leaving a... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kristian
5.0 out of 5 stars 60s Hits
The songs compiled are ones I remember and like the booklet that came with the CDs is very informative my friends like it
Published 9 months ago by Daniel Dionyssiou
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