Sunday, February 19, 2017


Lenny Kaye, who compiled the original Nuggets double LP set, also compiled a second volume that was never released. Many of the cuts appeared on the later Nuggets releases, but some did not. Below is the tentative track listing for Lenny Kaye's unreleased second Nuggets volume

    The Lovin' Spoonful – "Do You Believe in Magic" (Kama Sutra)
    The Outsiders – "Time Won’t Let Me" (Capitol)
    The Left Banke – "Walk Away Renée" (Smash)
    Syndicate of Sound – "Little Girl" (Bell)
    The Balloon Farm – "A Question of Temperature" (Laurie)
    Swingin' Medallions – "Double Shot of My Baby’s Love" (Smash)
    The Gentrys – "Keep On Dancing" (MGM)
    The Music Machine – "Talk Talk" (Original Sound)
    The Five Americans – "I See the Light" (Abnak/HBR)
    ? & the Mysterians – "96 Tears" (Cameo)
    Richard & The Young Lions – "Open Up Your Door" (Phillips)
    The Beau Brummels – "Laugh, Laugh"  (Autumn)
    Clefs of Lavender Hill – "Stop-Get a Ticket" (Date)
    The Rainy Daze – "That Acapulco Gold" (Uni)
    The Elastik Band – "Spazz" (Atco)
    The Mystery Trend – "Johnny Was a Good Boy" (Verve)
    The Good Rats – "The Hobo" (Kapp)
    The Yellow Balloon – "Yellow Balloon" (Canterbury)
    The Gestures – "Run Run Run" (Soma)
    The Choir – "It’s Cold Outside" (Roulette)
    Bobby Fuller Four – "I Fought the Law" (Mustang)
    The Myddle Class – "Free As the Wind" (Tomorrow)
    The Evil – "Whatcha Gonna Do About It?" (Capitol)
    The Gants – "Road Runner" (Liberty)
    The Music Explosion – "A Little Bit of Soul" (Laurie)
    The North Atlantic Invasion Force – "Black on White" (Mr. G)
    The Monocles – "Spider and the Fly" (Chicory)
    The Lollipop Shoppe – "You Must Be a Witch" (Uni)
    The Kaleidoscope – "Just a Taste" (Epic)
    Gonn – "Blackout of Gretely" (Emir)
    The Squires – "Goin’ All the Way" (Atco)
    Link Cromwell – "Crazy Like a Fox" (Hollywood)
Lenny Kaye is perhaps best known as Patti Smith’s long-time guitarist and collaborator, but his contributions to rock history and rock ‘n’ roll culture go much deeper than that. In 1972, he collected then forgotten garage and psychedelic singles to create the Nuggets compilation album, which proved to be one of the most influential records of all-time, leading to countless 60s garage rock comps and inspiring generations of new rock ‘n’ roll bands. He was also part of the first generation of rock critics, his writing appearing in publications like Fusion, Crawdaddy, Rolling Stone, Creem, Disc, Melody Maker, Hit Parader, and Rock Scene.


Anonymous said...

Wow, a great collection. The only track I would have left off is "Spazz" by The Elastik Band. It's a song that doesn't hold up to repeated listens. Thank you for sharing. One minor problem, the The Myddle Class track "Free As The Wind" is cut off after less than a minute. Thanks for sharing this, it would have been a great follow up to the original Nuggets.

Bob W.

Unknown said...

Lenny was one of the best of that generation of rock critics, keeping his mind & eyes open to music that others thought "successful, therefore beneath me".

Paul Redbeard said...

I dug it!

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