Only in America

Only in America

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If Nuggets represents the very best of American garage punk and pop from the '60s, and the Pebbles series is a step down from that, then this album is another couple of steps further down the ladder of accomplishment. Beginning with a "Wipe Out" rip-off and ending with a version of "Louie Louie," this set, lovingly compiled and annotated by Erik Lindgren

Overview

If Nuggets represents the very best of American garage punk and pop from the '60s, and the Pebbles series is a step down from that, then this album is another couple of steps further down the ladder of accomplishment. Beginning with a "Wipe Out" rip-off and ending with a version of "Louie Louie," this set, lovingly compiled and annotated by Erik Lindgren, is amateur night from start to finish. We get lots of songs about dances, inviting us to do things like "The Jelly Belly," "The Rat Fink," "The Log" and "The Ostrich" (that last an early, and terrible, Lou Reed recording), along with weirdness, silliness and assorted covers. There is good fun to be had here, though, if you get into the album's party spirit. The TV theme song "Kiddie a Go Go" is especially winning, and a lot of the rest has an uncomplicated energy and innocence that can be charming. ~ Stephen Raiteri, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/1996
Label:
Arf Arf
UPC:
0737835504921
catalogNumber:
49
Rank:
151147

Tracks

  1. Laughing Record #1
  2. Chef d'Oeuvre
  3. There's a New Sound
  4. Young America Saturday Night
  5. Curse of the Hearse
  6. The Spider and the Fly
  7. Theme
  8. Pot Party
  9. Acid
  10. Batman Rides Again
  11. I've Got a Tiger in My Tank
  12. Jungle Superman
  13. Enchanted Farm
  14. R.F.D. Rangoon
  15. Three-Part Invention (Too Many Trees in the Forest)
  16. The Vacuum
  17. Nowhere Chick
  18. Rising Sun
  19. Call Girl
  20. The Gay Teenager
  21. Ease the Pain
  22. Mystery Track
  23. Go Go Kitty
  24. Big Black Bird
  25. Herter's Crow Calling Record, Pt. 1
  26. Herter's Crow Calling Record, Pt. 2
  27. Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing
  28. My Pal Foot Foot
  29. Mysterious Clown
  30. Rattle of Life
  31. For What It's Worth
  32. Buckets of Water
  33. [Untitled Track]

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