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Nuggets: Psychedelic 60's
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Nuggets: Psychedelic 60's
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Nuggets: Psychedelic 60's
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, By Decade, 1960s, 1970s, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227589226, 081227589226

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Thomas D. (RockerBoomer) from SOUTHAMPTON, NY
Reviewed on 8/21/2010...
Not a bad CD as far as the Sixties goes, but I would hardly call some of these songs
"Psychedelic" by any means.

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Golden nuggets shining brightly !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 06/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nuggets: A Classic Collection From the Psychedelic Sixties has quite a few killer classics on it and if you like psychedelic music from the awesome `60s this CD is made just for you! The sound is excellent and the artwork is very nicely done. There is a good diversity of artists on this disc, too.

The CD starts with The Standells doing their awesome hit entitled "Dirty water." "Dirty Water" has a catchy melody and you won't forget this tune anytime soon if you haven't heard it already! "Dirty Water" just doesn't start the album; it's also a highlight of this CD. Great! The guitar work is excellent as The Standells sing and play this one up right! The Count Five also do their "Psychotic Reaction;" this classic golden nugget shines bright with some great percussion and guitar work--how about that musical interlude jam session? Even if it is comparatively brief, the interlude is still excellent rock music. The Easybeats also do a fantastic hit, "Friday On My Mind." "Friday On My Mind" has great harmonizing and it's always been one of my favorite hits from back in the day.

The Five Americans do "I See The Light" with lots of positive energy; and the electric guitar is perfect for this tune! Listen also for The Syndicate Of Sound doing their hit "Little Girl." "Little Girl" is instantly recognizable for us people who like their `60s rock. It has a fine psychedelic rock flavor to it and The Syndicate Of Sound never misses a beat, either! "Little Girl" is another major highlight of this album. The Monkees follow with "Pleasant Valley Sunday;" this tune sounds really fine and it fits in well with the other tracks on this CD.

"Laugh, Laugh" by The Beau Brummels has a great melody that I always enjoyed; and when I hear this song I cannot help but smile. Sure, the lyrics may not be the happiest; but it's a great song and it's very well arranged. "Laugh, Laugh" really has a great flavor to it and the harmonica is used very well. There's also The Troggs doing their huge hit called "Wild Thing;" they handle the complicated tempo and key changes like pros!

The Monkees do "Valleri" with all their might--and just one listen proves it! "Valleri" is an underappreciated number if you ask me. I really like the catchy melody of "Valleri" and if you like this type of music you're going to love this tune. "Just A Little" shows The Beau Brummels back again with another hit of theirs; "Just A Little" is very beautiful and this rock ballad impresses me.

The Seeds sing and play "Can't Seem To Make You Mine" with heart and soul; and the CD ends nicely with The Amboy Dukes performing "Journey To The Center Of The Mind." This psychedelic rock tune makes the perfect ending for this album--and there's great harmonizing, too!

Overall, Nuggets: A Classic Collection From the Psychedelic Sixties has a lot to like on it! I highly recommend this album for people who like psychedelic rock from the `60s and people who enjoy music from The British Invasion will enjoy this album, too.
A prize for boomers... and maybe their kids.
Michael J Edelman | Huntington Woods, MI USA | 06/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Psychadelic? I don't think I'd call most of the tunes on this album psychdelic, save perhaps the great Nazz "Open My Eyes" and the Dukes' "Journey to the Center of Your Mind.". But almost every tune here brings back great memories of my childhood, listening to amazing the new music that was coming in the wake of the great British invasion bands.

When we think of 60s music, we tend to think of the real monsters of that time, like The Beatles, Cream, Hendrix, the Doors, and so forth, but most of what we listened to was more like what you'd find on this album- great pop tunes recoded by bands with just one or two hits. Listening to this collection will bring back great memories for the over 50 crowd, and show the kids today just how much the current wave of pop owes to those who were performing back when grampa and grandma were tooling around in a VW Microbus."