Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire & Beyond, 1964-1969

Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire & Beyond, 1964-1969


Here's everything you always wanted to know about the '60s but didn't know where to find -- part two. Like the original Nuggets compilations and eventual box set, which chronicled America's mid-'60s garage rock explosion, this 109-track set all but ignores chart hits -- with occasional digressions like the …  See more details below


Here's everything you always wanted to know about the '60s but didn't know where to find -- part two. Like the original Nuggets compilations and eventual box set, which chronicled America's mid-'60s garage rock explosion, this 109-track set all but ignores chart hits -- with occasional digressions like the Easybeats' "Friday on my Mind," that is. Instead, the compilers of this box o' rocks dug deep to find buried rock treasure secreted all around the globe. That includes remarkable contributions from unfairly ignored British groundbreakers like the Creation (whose wild-eyed "How Does It Feel to Feel" and "Biff! Bang! Pow!" should be rock radio staples) and the Smoke (wry purveyors of the sneaky, lysergic message of "My Friend Jack"), as well as Brazilian psychedelicists (Os Mutantes) and Dutch guttersnipes (Q 65). While many of the names on this set are unrecognizable, the faces behind them are -- or went on to be -- anything but obscure. John's Children, represented here by the wildly undulating psychedelic suite "A Midsummer Night's Scene," were fronted by none other than future T. Rex leader Marc Bolan, while Merseybeat mavens the Birds (the source of a pair of tunes) counted latter-day Rolling Stone Ron Wood as part of their flock. In all honesty, however, you don't need to know the history of the Idle Race (an early vehicle for ELO's Jeff Lynne) to appreciate the swirling majesty of their "Imposters of Life's Magazine"), nor do you need a fact sheet to grasp the primal ferocity of the Downliners Sect's "Glendora." The expansive, 100-page booklet -- packed with photos, essays, and as many details about the era as you can possibly digest -- does provide some grounding, though.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.

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Disc 1

  1. Making Time  -  Creation
  2. Father's Name Was Dad  -  Fire
  3. I Can Hear the Grass Grow  -  Move
  4. My Friend Jack  -  Smoke
  5. My White Bicycle  -  Tomorrow
  6. I'll Keep Holding On  -  Action
  7. When the Night Falls  -  Eyes
  8. Sorry  -  Easybeats
  9. Imposters of Life's Magazine  -  Idle Race
  10. How Is the Air Up There?  -  La De Das
  11. Mud in Your Eye  -  Fleur de Lys
  12. Everything (That's Mine)  -  Motions
  13. Garden of My Mind  -  Mickey Finn
  14. Take a Heart  -  Sorrows
  15. The Life I Live  -  Q 65
  16. Midnight to Six Man  -  Pretty Things
  17. I See the Rain  -  Marmalade
  18. The First Cut Is the Deepest  -  Koobas
  19. You Stole My Love  -  Mockingbirds
  20. 125  -  Haunted
  21. My Mind's Eye  -  Small Faces
  22. Going Nowhere  -  Bravos
  23. All Night Stand  -  Thoughts
  24. War or Hands of Time  -  Masters Apprentices
  25. It's a Sin to Go Away  -  We All Together
  26. A Dream for Julie  -  Kaleidoscope
  27. I Read You Like an Open Book  -  Tages

Disc 2

  1. Children of the Sun  -  Misunderstood
  2. Save My Soul  -  Wimple Winch
  3. Desdemona  -  John's Children
  4. I Can Only Give You Everything  - Van Morrison
  5. Lost Girl  -  Troggs
  6. I Must Be Mad  -  Craig
  7. Say Those Magic Words  -  Birds
  8. Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad  -  Caleb
  9. Daddy Buy Me a Girl  -  Golden Earring
  10. Exit Stage Right  - Ronnie Burns
  11. Gone Is the Sad Man  -  Timebox
  12. I'm Rowed Out  -  Eyes
  13. You've Got a Habit of Leaving  -  Lower Third
  14. Reflections of Charles Brown  -  Rupert's People
  15. Words Enough to Tell You  -  Mascots
  16. That's the Way It's Got to Be  -  Poets
  17. 14 Hour Technicolour Dream  -  Syn
  18. Walking Through My Dreams  -  Pretty Things
  19. You Said  -  Primitives
  20. This Life of Mine  -  Lost Souls
  21. Shadows and Reflections  -  Action
  22. Friday on My Mind  -  Easybeats
  23. In the Land of the Few  -  Love Sculpture
  24. For Another Man  -  Motions
  25. Fire Brigade  -  Move
  26. Gaby  -  Boots
  27. Biff Bang Pow  -  Creation

Disc 3

  1. Your Body Not Your Soul  -  Cuby & the Blizzards
  2. Cathy, Come Home  -  Twilights
  3. Circles (Instant Party)  -  Fleur de Lys
  4. Get Down from the Tree  -  Matadors
  5. Cry in the Night  -  Q 65
  6. Changing the Colors of Life  -  Chijuas
  7. Social End Product  -  Bluestars
  8. Crawdaddy Simone  -  Syndicats
  9. Don't You Remember?  -  Sound Magics
  10. It's My Pride  -  Guess Who
  11. Magic Potion  -  Open Mind
  12. You're Driving Me Insane  -  Missing Links
  13. Who Dat?  -  Jury
  14. A Midsummer's Night Scene  -  John's Children
  15. Listen to the Sky  -  Sands
  16. How to Find a Lover  -  Mockingbirds
  17. Days of the Broken Arrows  -  Idle Race
  18. By My Side  -  Elois
  19. Path Through the Forest  -  Factory
  20. Love Hate Revenge  -  Episode Six
  21. Pictures of Matchstick Men  -  Status Quo
  22. The Train to Disaster  -  Voice
  23. Sad  -  Playboys
  24. Slaves Time  -  Slaves
  25. You Can Be My Baby  -  Red Squares
  26. I Wish I Was Five  -  Scrugg
  27. Glendora  -  Downliners Sect

Disc 4

  1. Rosalyn  -  Pretty Things
  2. Come On  -  Atlantics
  3. The Madman Running Through the Fields  -  Dantalian's Chariot
  4. How Does It Feel to Feel  -  Creation
  5. I'm Just a Mops  - Don Mopsick
  6. Why Don't You Smile Now  -  Downliners Sect
  7. Nothin'  -  Ugly Ducklings
  8. Break It All  -  Shakers
  9. The Bitter Thoughts of Little Jane  -  Timon
  10. Touch  -  Outsiders
  11. Vacuum Cleaner  -  Tintern Abbey
  12. My Life  -  Thor's Hammer
  13. Bad Little Woman  -  Wheels
  14. No Presents for Me  -  Pandamonium
  15. Bat Macumba  -  Os Mutantes
  16. Real Crazy Apartment  -  Winston's Fumbs
  17. No More Now  -  Smoke
  18. No Good Without You  -  Birds
  19. Kicks and Chicks  -  Zipps
  20. Dance Around the Maypole  -  Acid Gallery
  21. Get Yourself Home  -  Fairies
  22. I'm Your Witchdoctor  -  Chants R&B
  23. But You'll Never Do It Babe  -  Boots
  24. One Third  -  Majority
  25. Flight from Ashiya  -  Kaleidoscope
  26. Here Comes the Nice  -  Small Faces
  27. It's My Fault  -  Rattles
  28. When the Alarm Clock Rings  -  Blossom Toes

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doc Watson   Drums
Downliners Sect   Track Performer
Easybeats   Track Performer
Dave Edmunds   Guitar,Vocals
Ian Gillan   Vocals
Golden Earring   Track Performer
Guess Who   Track Performer
Steve Howe   Guitar
Jeff Lynne   Guitar,Vocals
Move   Track Performer
Jimmy Page   Guitar
Small Faces   Track Performer
Chris Squire   Bass,Vocals
Them   Track Performer
Troggs   Track Performer
Herbie Armstrong   Guitar
Eyes   Track Performer
Shakers   Track Performer
Action   Track Performer
Miller Anderson   Guitar
Randy Bachman   Guitar
Birds   Track Performer
Tony Black   Drums
Blossom Toes   Track Performer
Creation   Track Performer
Cuby & the Blizzards   Track Performer
Burton Cummings   Keyboards,Vocals
Episode Six   Track Performer
Ray Fenwick   Guitar
Robin Gibb   Vocals
Roger Glover   Bass
Graham Gouldman   Guitar,Vocals
Gordon Haskell   Bass
Haunted   Track Performer
Bryn Haworth   Guitar
Idle Race   Track Performer
John's Children   Track Performer
Reg King   Vocals
John Kongos   Guitar,Vocals
Koobas   Track Performer
Love Sculpture   Track Performer
Marmalade   Track Performer
Steve Marriott   Guitar,Vocals
Masters Apprentices   Track Performer
Phil May   Vocals
Misunderstood   Track Performer
Open Mind   Track Performer
Pretty Things   Track Performer
Q 65   Track Performer
Rattles   Track Performer
Achim Reichel   Guitar,Vocals
Smoke   Track Performer
Sorrows   Track Performer
Status Quo   Track Performer
Syn   Track Performer
Ian Thomas   Bass
Timebox   Track Performer
Tomorrow   Track Performer
Kevin Westlake   Drums
Davy Jones   Track Performer
Motions   Track Performer
Roy Wood   Guitar,Vocals
Marc Bolan   Guitar,Vocals
Ande Henriksson   Organ
Barry Gibb   Guitar,Vocals
Ugly Ducklings   Track Performer
Boots   Track Performer
Colin Allen   Drums
Chris Andrews   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Jay Baar   Drums
Peter Beckett   Guitar,Vocals
Brian Belshaw   Bass,Vocals
Bev Bevan   Drums
Otto Bezloja   Bass
Willem Bieler   Harmonica,Vocals
Robin Boers   Drums
Ronnie Bond   Drums
Kevin Borich   Guitar
Jack Brand   Bass,Vocals
Bob Bresser   Bass
Danny Bridgeman   Drums
Terry Britten   Guitar,Sitar
Chris Britton   Guitar
Trevor Burton   Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Christie   Bass,Vocals
John Coghlan   Drums
Craig Collinge   Drums
Don Craine   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
John Dawson   Bass
Rod Demick   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Dick Diamonde   Bass
Pat Donaldson   Bass
Dick Dufall   Bass,Vocals
Dave Dufort   Drums
Jaap Eggermont   Drums
Keith Ellis   Bass,Vocals
Andy Ellison   Vocals
Vic Elmes   Guitar
Hugo Fattoruso   Guitar,Vocals
Doug Ford   Guitar
Fred Gandy   Bass
Kim Gardner   Bass,Vocals
Bob Garner   Bass,Vocals
Eelco Gelling   Guitar
Rinus Gerritsen   Bass
Maurice Gibb   Bass,Vocals
Terry Gibson   Guitar
Geoff Gill   Drums
Brian Godding   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Kevin Godley   Drums,Vocals
Keith Grant   Bass,Vocals
Trevor Griffin   Organ,Vocals
Ulli Grun   Organ,Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar
Ollie Halsall   Guitar,Vibes
John Halsey   Drums
John Hewlett   Bass
Tony Hill   Guitar,Vocals
Heinz Hoff   Drums
Paul Holm   Drums
Bruce Howard   Organ,Vocals
Andrew Jackman   Keyboards,Vocals
John Beverly Jones   Rhythm Guitar
Jim Kale   Fuzz Bass
Tony Kaye   Organ
Jim Keays   Vocals
Hans Kinds   Rhythm Guitar
George Kooymans   Guitar
Werner Krabbe   Vocals
Frans Krassenburg   Vocals
Goran Lagerberg   Bass,Vocals
John Lamb   Vocals
Alan Lancaster   Bass
Tony Lander   Guitar
Ronnie Lane   Bass,Vocals
Mal Luker   Guitar
Greg Masters   Bass
Roger Mayne   Guitar
Ian McLintock   Bass
Willy Middel   Bass
Rick Moe   Drums
Van Morrison   Vocals
Roy Morris   Guitar,Vocals
Frank Nuyens   Guitar
Peter Östlund   Drums
Philip Packham   Bass
Carl Palmer   Drums
Rick Parfitt   Guitar
Mike Patto   Vocals
Terry Paul   Guitar
Brian Peacock   Bass,Background Vocals
Brian Pendleton   Rhythm Guitar
Kenny Pickett   Vocals
John Povey   Keyboards,Vocals
Reg Presley   Vocals
Wez Price   Rhythm Guitar
Viv Prince   Drums
Eddie Pumer   Guitar
Caleb Quaye   Guitar,Vocals
John Read   Bass
Joop Roelofs   Guitar
Mick Rogers   Guitar,Vocals
Francis Rossi   Guitar,Vocals
Alan Rowe   Vocals
Glenn Shorrock   Vocals
Henk Smitskamp   Bass
Peter Staples   Bass
John Stax   Bass
Paul Stewart   Drums,Vocals
John Sutton   Drums
Chris Townson   Drums
Jaap VanEyck   Bass
Robbie Van Leeuwen   Guitar
Harry Vanda   Guitar,Vocals
Peter Vink   Bass
Bob Voice   Drums,Vocals
Mickey Waller   Guitar
Wally Allen Waller   Bass,Vocals
Sieb Warner   Drums
Hans Waterman   Drums
Pete Watson   Guitar,Vocals
Mick Weaver   Guitar
Keith West   Vocals
Steve Whiting   Bass
Jimmy Winston   Guitar,Vocals
Chijuas   Track Performer
La De Das   Track Performer
Outsiders   Track Performer
Wimple Winch   Track Performer
Tages   Track Performer
Twilights   Track Performer
Kaleidoscope   Track Performer
Skip Alan   Drums
Kenney Jones   Drums
Stuart Mackay   Bass
Jeff Williams   Electric Piano
Alan "Bam" King   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Terry Martin   Guitar,Vocals
Pete Solly   Organ
Poets   Track Performer
Glynn Bell   Rhythm Guitar
Miguel Vicens Danus   Bass
Radim Hladik   Guitar
Johnny Kelman   Guitar
Bob Lang   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Antonio Martinez   Guitar
Pete McDaniels   Drums
Tony Munroe   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Steve Nardelli   Guitar,Vocals
Terry Nolder   Vocals
Jurgen Peter   Rhythm Guitar
Mason Shea   Bass
Harvey Shields   Drums
Ray Stock   Drums
Dave Wynne   Drums
Dantalian's Chariot   Track Performer
Carl Wayne & the Vikings   Vocals
Syndicats   Track Performer
Fleur de Lys   Track Performer
Chants R&B   Track Performer
Mike Evans   Bass
Garry Peterson   Drums
Bruce Walker   Vocals
Luis Oliver   Organ
Glenn Ross Campbell   Guitar
Don Mopsick   Track Performer
Graham Rivens   Bass
Johnny Soul   Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar
Ronnie Martin   Guitar,Vocals
Jimmy Crowley   Drums
Rita Lee   Flute,Percussion,Vocals
Bob Freeman   Guitar
Phil Lancaster   Drums
Lower Third   Track Performer
Os Mutantes   Track Performer
Carlos Guerrero   Vocals
Arnaldo Baptista   Keyboards,Vocals,Brass
Alan Gregory   Drums
We All Together   Track Performer
Trevor Courtney   Drums
Hirobumi Suzuki   Vocals
Peter Daltrey   Vocals
Mascots   Track Performer
Thor's Hammer   Track Performer
Wheels   Track Performer
Tony Myles   Rhythm Guitar
Hume Paton   Guitar
Ricky Morrison   Guitar
Timon   Track Performer
Tintern Abbey   Track Performer
Stevie Wright   Vocals
Rupert's People   Track Performer
Primitives   Track Performer
Geoff Brown   Vocals
Fairies   Track Performer
Mickey Finn   Track Performer
Zipps   Track Performer
Timon Dogg   Vocals
Sands   Track Performer
Jury   Track Performer
Dave Pritchard   Guitar
Ali McKenzie   Vocals
Mockingbirds   Track Performer
John "Buddy" Williams   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Winston's Fumbs   Track Performer
Baden Hutchins   Drums
Mick Bower   Rhythm Guitar
Keith Guster   Drums
George Gallacher   Vocals
Phil Key   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Paddy McCartney   Vocals
Missing Links   Track Performer
Philip Elzerman   Guitar,Vocals
Fire   Track Performer
Thoughts   Track Performer
Craig   Track Performer
Ronnie Burns   Track Performer
Matadors   Track Performer
Lost Souls   Track Performer
Red Squares   Track Performer
Bluestars   Track Performer
Caleb   Track Performer
John Stanley   Guitar
John Dalton   Drums
Roger James   Bass
Mike Wilding   Drums
Slaves   Track Performer
Alan Marks   Vocals
Roger Spencer   Drums

Technical Credits

John Stewart   Producer
Dave Edmunds   Producer
Jeff Lynne   Producer
Joe Meek   Producer
Tommy Graham   Producer
Mike Hurst   Producer
Steve Marriott   Producer
Mark Wirtz   Producer
Larry Page   Producer
George Martin   Producer
Roy Wood   Producer
Dick Taylor   Composer
Ande Henriksson   Producer
Jeff Gold   Inspiration
John Hawkins   Producer
Monty Babson   Producer
John Baker   Photo Courtesy
Ken Barnes   Inspiration
Simon Napier-Bell   Producer
Alan Betrock   Inspiration
Ossie Byrne   Producer
Steve Chapman   Contributor
Denny Cordell   Producer
Mike Finesilver   Producer
Fritz Fryer   Producer
Glyn Johns   Producer
Giorgio Gomelsky   Director,Producer
Richard Gottehrer   Producer
Bobby Graham   Composer
Bill Inglot   Audio Production
Ronnie Lane   Producer
Damon Lyon-Shaw   Producer
Andrew Loog Oldham   Producer
David Paramor   Producer
Gary Peterson   Discographical Annotation
Ivor Raymonde   Producer
Paul Samwell-Smith   Director
John Schroeder   Producer
Greg Shaw   Inspiration
Norman Smith   Producer
Robert Stigwood   Producer
Shel Talmy   Producer
John Luard Timperley   Producer
John B. Van Setten   Producer
Tony Vos   Producer
Noel Walker   Producer
Jonathan Weber   Producer
Peter Ker   Producer
John Edward   Producer
Fred Haayen   Producer
Hans van Hemert   Producer
Wahanui Wynyard   Producer
Michael A. Glass   Contributor
Alec Palao   Discographical Annotation,Photo Courtesy
Terry Rawlings   Photo Courtesy
Ira Robbins   Inspiration
Michael Aldred   Producer
Jim Green   Inspiration
Kenny Bell   Producer
Phil Smee   Photo Courtesy
Sevie Bates   Art Direction,Cover Art
Franklyn Boyd   Producer
Geoffrey Heath   Producer
Scott Sweepy Walker   Producer
Mike Stax   Photo Courtesy
John Einarson   Photo Courtesy
Carlos Guerrero   Producer
Martin Curtis   Contributor
Jimmy Duncan   Composer,Producer
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Patrick Aulton   Producer
Brian Carroll   Producer
Michael Hawker   Producer
Bill Farley   Composer
Don Arden   Producer

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