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Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era (1965-1968)[50th Anniversary] -
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Originally released in October 1972, NUGGETS focused on the first generation of American psychedelic and garage rock bands. It unearthed dozens of three-minute masterpieces that blazed brightly for a few weeks before fading from the charts during the mid-to-late 1960s. The seminal compilation defined the garage rock genre and helped inspire the rise of punk rock a few years later.
Kaye compiled the 27 tracks featured on the original double album under the supervision of Elektra Records’ founder, Jac Holzman. Both were involved in making the NUGGETS: 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, which contains new liner notes and artist biographies written by Kaye.
NUGGETS: 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION expands the original with 42 additional tracks. They include songs left off the 1972 collection, plus tracks Kaye selected for a second volume of NUGGETS that was never released.
In 1973, Kaye earmarked 28 songs for a potential NUGGETS follow-up. At long last, his vision will be realized on NUGGETS: 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION. The songs fill two LPs and include Top 40 hits like “96 Tears” by ? & The Mysterians, “Do You Believe In Magic” by The Lovin’ Spoonful, “7 And 7 Is” by Love, “Little Bit O’ Soul” by The Music Explosion, “Little Girl” by Syndicate of Sound, and “Laugh, Laugh” by Beau Brummels.
The collection’s final LP (dubbed ALSO DUG-ITS, ARTYFACTS FROM THE ORIGINAL NUGGETS) revisits 14 songs cut from the 1972 anthology. Among the highlights are “I’m Five Years Ahead Of My Time” by The Third Bardo, “The Spider And The Fly” by The Monocles, “99th Floor” by The Moving Sidewalks (featuring future ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons), and “Crazy Like A Fox” by Link Cromwell, aka Lenny Kaye.