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Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era (1965 - 1968)
Label: Warners (Australia)
Catalogue No: (8122797112)
Format: CD (cardboard foldout wallet)
Released: 2012
Price: $ 25.00
 
Nuggets - Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era (1965 - 1968)
Nuggets is arguably one of the most influential compilation in rock history. Original released in 1972, it pulled together killer tracks from mid-to-late '60s America. In doing so, it identified the genre we now know as 'garage rock' and helped set the foundations for what was to become 'punk rock' a few years later.

Compiled by young rock critic Lenny Kaye (who would soon become known as Patti Smith's guitarist and right-hand man), Nuggets defined a mind-set that went on to influence punk, grunge, and subsequent generations of garage-rockers, from the Cramps to Nirvana to the White Stripes.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Nuggets, Warner Music Australia has released 3 titles: Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era, Down Under Nuggets: Original Australian Artyfacts 1965-67 and this edition of the original collection that features the original 27 tracks remastered from the original analog album master, new liner notes by Lenny Kaye and a new introduction by Jac Holzman, owner of the Elektra label that originally released the compile.
Tracklisting
  1. Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
  2. The Standells - Dirty Water
  3. The Strangeloves - Night Time
  4. The Knickerbockers - Lies
  5. The Vagrants - Respect
  6. Mouse - A Public Execution
  7. The Blues Project - No Time Like The Right Time
  8. The Shadows Of Knight - Oh Yeah
  9. The Seeds - Pushin' Too Hard
  10. The Barbarians - Moulty
  11. The Remains - Don't Look Back
  12. The Magicians - Invitation To Cry
  13. The Castaways - Liar, Liar
  14. The Thirteenth Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
  15. Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
  16. The Leaves - Hey Joe
  17. Michael And The Messengers - Just Like Romeo And Juliet
  18. The Cryan Shames - Sugar And Spice
  19. The Amboy Dukes - Baby Please Don't Go
  20. The Blues Magoos - Tobacco Road
  21. Chocolate Watch Band - Let's Talk About Girls
  22. The Mojo Men - Sit Down I Think I Love You
  23. The Third Rail - Run Run Run
  24. Sagittarius - My World Fell Down
  25. Nazz - Open My Eyes
  26. The Premiers - Farmer John
  27. The Magic Mushrooms - It's-A-Happening