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!!!

7 comments:

Sean Coleman said...

This is a great collection of tunes. The CD release in the late 90s had three additional discs of music.

Nick said...

Barbara - good post. Not taking anything away from you, but the addition of the three folks you now have helping you and your design of your template has made this one great blog.

Barbara said...

Nick, I couldn't agree more and am honored that Sean, Dan and Darrin were willing to contribute! Gary Means did my the graphic for my template, he does great work.

thanks for the comment!

iStores said...

Great stuff, keep on spinning!

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Will have to go looking for it...looks like a great collection

Dan said...

Sean...yea an additional 91 songs. Really an exhaustive set when they did that. The original was really cool and then they added so many more. What a history

Nick...thanks for the compliment. I know when I know Sean or Perplexio or Barbara have posted I always cant wait to read it.

i...thanks for the compliment. Seriously, check out some of these more obscure tunes. They really knew how to rock. Its like getting in on the ground floor of a whole new movement.

Vinny...you really should give it a spin ;-)

Malcolm said...

This is one of my favorite box sets. Along with the hits, there are great tunes by obscure acts like The Clefs of Lavender Hill, Mouse & the Traps and Lyme & Cybelle (feat. a young Warren Zevon).

By the way, it was great to see the 13th Floor Elevators clip that you posted. In case you didn't know, leader Roky Erickson recently released a solo album.

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