June 19, 2010
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the first Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968
For the uninformed, this compilation album originally released in 1972 and reissued as a box set in 1998 with 91 additional songs is an exhaustive catalog of the early "garage rock" music scene. Rock historian Lenny Kaye and later lead guitarist for the Patti Smith Group was instrumental in compiling this historic album. It was a significant influence on the early punk rock scene.
Here is a just a small sample of the songs included....
I highly recommend the Rhino box set. It truly is historical in its musical content and included is an exhaustive liner note book describing each band and how this album came to be.
Its a story of the transition period in American rock and roll, from the 3 minute song played on AM radio, to the more FM-oriented, progressive rock and roll. It was a time where it seemed every kid was involved in a garage band inventing new sounds and styles.
I'll close this post with a groovy story by The Hombres. Enjoy!!!