Product Description & Reviews
When Patti Smith group guitarist and music maven Lenny Kaye oversaw the now classic Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 for Elektra, it was under label president Jac Holzman's directive to "compile together the good tracks from all those albums that only have one good track." Two legendary LP's worth of garage-skewed classic pop song genius later, the '72 set saluted the quintessential Nuggets notion that every band has ashot at a three-minute gem. Children of Nuggets renews the tradition with a cornucopia of grassroots rock, retro revelations, lush power pop, and sublime grooves and lyrical flow from the next generation of like-minded bands, circa '76-'95. Good to the last drop, it's four CDs of absolutely esential, DIY-infused songs, each and every one a rare sonic gem. Rhino. 2005. It would take thousands of dollars (or as many hours in download time) to hoard the most coveted songs from the eighties' top secret power pop bands, garage combos and post-new wave throngs into one collection. Or you can let Rhino Records, which masterfully conspired with writer/musician Lenny Kaye late last century to inflate and repackage Kaye's original Nuggets compilation, do the legwork. These four discs, though chaotically sequenced, scour all sides of the ponds to capture the vitality and innovation of mostly 1980-'85, introducing (or reintroducing) to-be-influential bands like San Francisco's Flamin' Groovies, New York's Raybeats, England's Soft Boys, Australia's the Church and Sweden's Nomads. Where else can you find XTC spin-off Dukes of Stratosphear, the La's "There She Goes" and the Bangles a half-decade prior to their manic Monday, along with the Cramps, the Plimsouls, the db's and the Bevis Frond in a single shebang—and with Rhino's ample, informative, transcendent liner notes, to boot? --Scott Holter
Features & Highlights
|Item Weight:||1.82 pounds|
|Item Size:||6.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.85 pounds|
|Package Size:||6.22 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches|
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