Third in a series, and the one title I just personally cannot get too excited about. I mean, not that I don’t like jangling acoustic guitars, mind you. (BTW, if you already own these, you can play along at home. In addition, you may also notice that it is Thursday, the fourth day of the “work week” and I’m on the third installment. I’ve misplaced my discipline).
As a result of my lack of enthusiasm for this particular installment, you, the reader, benefit from not having to endure my typically itinerant ramblings. (Not sure if “itinerant” is applicable here, but it sounds good and I’m rolling with it). This issue of Nuggets contains the usual stellar liner notes, this time courtesy of Howard Kaylan from The Turtles, whose band is represented here and who also was friendly, or at least somewhat acquainted, with many/most of the artists on this comp. Favorite insight – PF Sloan offering The Turtles “Eve Of Destruction” and them turning it down because they felt it to be a bit “too radical.” I can see that.
Side One…Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man (duh), The Turtles – It Ain’t Me Babe, Grass Roots – Only When You’re Lonely, Jake Holmes – Dazed And Confused (yes, “that” D&C, predating Zep’s by years), Sunshine Company – Back On The Street Again (and not to be confused with Donnie Iris’ Back On The Streets; that’s way different, if for no other reason that that’s an album, not a song) and, finally, Scott McKenzie’s San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair).
Side Two…Barry McGuire – Eve Of Destruction, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Buy For Me The Rain (sounds like Yoda speak, but I believe this predates Yoda…at least his film debut), M.F.Q. – Nighttime Girl, Peanut Butter Conspiracy – It’s A Happening Thing, Love Exchange – Swallow The Sun, P.F. Sloan – The Sins Of A Family and Hearts & Flowers (who?) – Rock N’ Roll Gypsies (a song title to later to be embodied by The Jacobites).
Alrighty then. That was fun, yeah? So, this series is still $35 per, still have saw-cuts and still only available on Discogs. I’d like to market this as some kind of “Discogs Exclusive”, but the reality is I can’t seem to carve out the ten minutes it would take to get ’em up on Gemm or Musicstack. Yes, honesty has gotten me this far, though I’m not really sure where I am.