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#194: Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 by Various Artists

12.17.2012

Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 by Various Artists (1972)

Favorite Tracks: "Dirty Water" by The Standells and "Night Time" by The Strangeloves and "Lies" by The Knickerbockers and "Respect" by The Vagrants and "The Public Execution" by Mouse and "The Shadows of Knight" by Oh Yeah and "Don't Look Back" by The Remains and "Liar, Liar" by The Castaways and "Psychotic Reaction" by Count Five and "Romeo & Juliet" by Michael and the Messengers

Thoughts: Hey!  I like a compilation album!  But psychedelic music isn't always my bag.  If it's too distorted or unpleasant sounding in its experimentation, I can't wait for it to be over.  But if it's lovely or catchy or has a great beat, I'm fine with it.  There were quite of few songs in this compilation that I would never have put down as psychedelic, but just 60s rock instead.

Some of the songs were surprising.  I consider myself a hardcore Beatles fan, but I would have to think twice before knowing if this were a Beatles song or not:



It sounds like a song they might write, but these voices aren't the same as The Beatles (to me at least).  And I might have said this was Bob Dylan:



Basically my knowledge of the intricacies of different genres and the artists within them is sorely lacking.  I was happy that I did recognize some of the songs, like "Liar, Liar" by The Castaways.

Overall, the album was fun to listen to and not as weird as I was worried it would be.  I do love 60s rock, and so apparently I love a lot of psychedelic music, too.

Is This Better Than Bad?: It's a compilation, so comparison is unfair.

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