The Electric Prunes - "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)"
Dirty Water - "The Standells"
The Strangleloves - "Night Time"
The Knickerbockers - "Lies"
The Vagrants - "Respect"
Mouse - "A Public Execution"
The Blue Project - "No Time Like The Right Now"
The Shadows Of Knight - "Oh Yeah"
The Seeds - "Pushin Too Hard"
The Barbarians - "Moulty"
The Remains - "Don't Look Back"
The Magicians - "Invitation To Cry"
The Castaways - "Liar Liar"
The Thirteenth Floor Elevators - "You're Gonna Miss Me"
Count Five - "Psychotic Reaction"
The Leaves - "Hey Joe"
Michael & The Messengers - "Just Like Romeo & Juliet"
The Cryan Shames - "Sugar & Spice"
The Amboy Dukes - "Baby Please Don't Go"
The Blues Magoos - "Tobacco Road"
Chocolate Watch Band - "Lets Talk About Girls"
The Mojo Men - "Sit Down I Think I Love You"
The Third Rail - "Run Run Run"
Sagittarius - "My World Fell Down"
Nazz - "Open My Eyes"
The Premiers - "Farmer John"
The Magic Mushrooms - "It's A Happening"
Review: If a single compilation can be attributed to beginning the oldies revolution, it is easily the original 1972 double LP Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968. Compiled by Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman with assistance and input from guitarist and music historian Lenny Kaye, this deceptively haphazard 27-track aggregate became the cornerstone of the serious appreciation of '60s underground music. One important factor that unifies and likewise levels the playing field for all 27 sides chosen for the first run of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 is that they were all issued as singles. There are both US Top 20 charting pop hits - "Dirty Water" (Standells), "Liar, Liar" (Castaways) and "Psychotic Reaction" (Count Five) as well as several inspired sides that never made the Top 200. Each track is also given a brief bio, which was researched & penned by Kaye. His comments go beyond the facts & figures of the typical discography, relating to the music as the personal experience that it was.
Review: Music to tingle the more spine chilling tendrils of your soul, this latest album by one of London's greatest ever bands, deliver a third and final instalment in a trilogy of LPs. It follows Bloodsport and Night Thoughts of 2013 and 2016 respectively, with this effort drawing on new adventures in field recordings, spoken word elements and choir. Romanticism and classical are abound too, like the dire classic that is "The Invisibles", helping bring the album to a reflective end, while others like "Life Is Golden" tenderly sways in waves of emotional support and melancholy. It is an cinematic listen through and through, with the Blair Witch beginnings of "Don't Be Afraid If Nobody Loves You" just the start.
Review: The album which started it all and a timeless piece of UK rave history. Paul and Phil Hartnoll AKA Orbital originally released this opus in 1991 and is still talked about ever since. Now receiving a re-issue on a double LP of 180 gram vinyl. Featuring the hits "Chime (Live)", "Midnight (Live) " and "Belfast" and the Moby remix of "Speed Freak". Paving the way for future classics such as Orbital 2 (Brown Album) and Snivilisation, it still sounds as good as it did almost 25 years ago. Here's your opportunity to snap up a moment of history on wax. Don't miss your chance this time around!
Review: This important album and piece of true electronic music history gets a re-issue; on 180 gram vinyl. What can be said for this album that has not been said already? Well, it is known for the classics "Halcyon (On & On)" and "Lush" and the brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll are not just UK rave legends but pioneers of electronica that is for sure. Named after Greater London's orbital motorway, the M25, which was ground zero for the rave scene of the late eighties. This album is as seminal as it gets and a true zeitgeist of a moment in electronic music's history. Re-issues don't come much better than this!