Nuggets II original artyfacts from the British Empire and beyond, 1964-1969.

Format: Music CD 2001
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Nuggets, Lenny Kaye's original 1972 compilation of garage and psych, loomed large in the record collectors consciousness, canonizing a portion of rock that was originally laughed off while setting the standard for reissues. Rhino's 1998 box set of the same name expanded the scope of that record, replicating most of the original while gloriously spilling forth over three additional discs -- and, in doing so, it spurred a minor revolution, becoming one of the most talked-about reissues of the last half of the '90s. Rhino knew there was an audience thirsting for a sequel, and they gave them one in 2001, but they didn't take the easy way out. Instead of offering another round of American garage rockers, they decided to take the road less traveled, compiling four discs of hidden treasures from non-American garage and psych bands. Most of these cuts are from British bands, but there are also selections from a pre-fame Guess Who, the New Zealand act the Smoke, the Brazilian psychedelia of Os Mutantes, the exceptional Merseybeat stylings of Uruguay's Los Shakers, and the extraordinary Peruvian combo We All Together, among other non-Brit acts. It's a brilliant, even necessary, move, since most of these bands and songs have been only heard only by the most dedicated collectors -- the kind that are willing to risk money based on just hearing a band mentioned, not to hear the group themselves. Let's face it -- apart from the Status Quo's "Pictures of Matchstick Men," the Small Faces' "Here Comes the Nice," and the Pretty Things' "Rosalyn," the most familiar song here is the opener, the Creation's "Making Time," simply because it provided the indelible soundtrack to Max Fischer's yearbook in Rushmore. That's four songs out of 109 -- a ratio that should simply entice most die-hard rockers and record collectors, especially since the familiar names (the Move, Them, the Easybeats, the Troggs) are represented by songs that aren't heard all that often. So, the big question is, does Nuggets, Vol. 2 deliver and is it worth spending the money for 100-plus songs you've never heard before? Well, if you're even slightly interested in this, the answer is yes. That doesn't mean this isn't without its faults -- like any garage rock, if it's listened to in once concentrated burst, it becomes a little samey, which is also a by-product of its biggest flaw, namely how the compilers favor songs that sound like American garage and downplaying the delirious, precious frutiness of British psych. Still, that's a minor complaint, because the simple fact of the matter is this -- there's no better way to fall in love with this music, not just because it does its job so well, it just simply doesn't have any peers. Furthermore, a lot of this stuff is pretty hard to come by (personally, I spent about 150 dollars on a complete Idle Race collection, and it's much better to get their two best songs here). Also, much of the bands here are best heard in this context, since they have a song, maybe three, that were stunners -- and all of these stunners in one place is stunning. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Making time (Creation)
Father's name was Dad (Fire)
I can hear the grass grow (Move)
My friend Jack (Smoke)
My white bicycle (Tomorrow)
I'll keep holding on (Action)
When the night falls (Eyes)
Sorry (Easybeats)
Imposters of life's magazine (Idle Race)
How is the air up there? (La De Das)
Mud in your eye (Fleurs de Lys)
Everything (that's mine) (Motions)
Garden of my mind (Mickey Finn)
Take a heart (Sorrows)
The life I live (Q'65)
Midnight to six man (Pretty Things)
I see the rain (Marmalade)
The first cut is the deepest (Koobas)
You stole my love (Mockingbirds)
125 (Haunted)
My mind's eye (Small Faces)
Going nowhere (Bravos)
All night stand (Thoughts)
War or hands of time (Masters Apprentices)
It's a sin to go away (We All Together)
A dream for Julie (Kaleidoscope)
I read you like an open book (Tages)
Children of the sun (Misunderstood)
Save my soul (Wimple Winch)
Desdemona (John's Children)
I can only give you everything (Van Morrison)
Lost girl (Troggs)
I must be mad (Craig)
Say those magic words (Birds)
Baby your phrasing is bad (Caleb)
Daddy buy me a girl (Golden Earrings)
Exit stage right (Ronnie Burns)
Gone is the sad man (Timebox)
I'm rowed out (Eyes)
You've got a habit of leaving (Davy Jones)
Reflections of Charles Brown (Rupert's People)
Words enough to tell you (Mascots)
That's the way it's got to be (Poets)
14 hour Technicolour dream (Syn)
Walking through my dreams (Pretty Things)
You said (Primitives)
This life of mine (Lost Souls)
Shadows & reflections (Action)
Friday on my mind (Easybeats)
In the land of the few (Love Sculpture)
For another man (Motions)
Fire brigade (Move)
Gaby (Boots)
Biff! Bang! Pow! (Creation)
Your body not your soul (Cuby & the Blizzards)
Cathy, come home (Twilights)
Circles (Fleurs de Lys)
Get down from the tree (Matadors)
Cry in the night (Q'65)
Changing the colors of life (Chijuas)
Social end product (Bluestars)
Crawdaddy Simone (Syndicats)
Don't you remember? (Sound Magics)
It's my pride (Guess Who)
Magic potion (Open Mind)
You're driving me insane (Missing Links)
Who dat? (Jury)
A midsummer night's scene (John's Children)
Listen to the sky (Sands)
How to find a lover (Mockingbirds)
Days of the broken arrows (Idle Race)
By my side (Elois)
Path through the forest (Factory)
Love hate revenge (Episode Six)
Pictures of matchstick men (Status Quo)
The train to disaster (Voice)
Sad ((Australian) Playboys)
Slaves time (Slaves)
You can be my baby (Red Squares)
I wish I was five (Scrugg)
Glendora (Downliners Sect)
Rosalyn (Pretty Things)
Come on (Atlantics)
The madman running through the fields (Dantalion's Chariot)
How does it feel to feel (Creation)
I'm just a Mops (Mops)
Why don't you smile now (Downliners Sect)
Nothin' (Ugly Ducklings)
Break it all (Shakers)
The bitter thoughts of little Jane (Timon)
Touch (Outsiders)
Vacuum cleaner (Tintern Abbey)
My life (Thor's Hammer)
Bad little woman (Wheels)
No presents for me (Pandamonium)
Bat macumba (Os Mutantes)
Real crazy apartment (Winston's Fumbs)
No more now (Smoke (NZ))
No good without you (Birds)
Kicks & chicks (Zipps)
Dance around the maypole (Acid Gallery)
Get yourself home (Fairies)
I'm your witchdoctor (Chants R&B)
But you'll never do it babe (Boots)
One third (Majority)
Flight from Ashiya (Kaleidoscope)
Here come the nice (Small Faces)
It's my fault (Rattles)
When the alarm clock rings (Blossom Toes).

Additional Information
Subjects Rock music -- 1961-1970.
Popular music -- 1961-1970.
Psychedelic rock music.
Publisher Los Angeles, CA :Rhino,2001
Other Titles Nuggets 2
Nuggets two
Participants/Performers Various performers.
Language English
Notes Rock and popular songs.
Compact discs; in container (31 cm.).
Program notes by Alec Palao, Greg Shaw, and Mike Stax, including bibliography (100 p. : ill.) laid in container.
Description 4 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0737901985
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