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Various Artists: Where The Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968 (Rhino)

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, October 2009

LENNY KAYE CAN'T have had any idea what he was starting when he compiled his original Nuggets double album of psychedelic "artyfacts" back in 1972. We've now had two huge Nuggets box sets, a Children of Nuggets box of disciples, and a San Francisco-specific box – all of them treasure chests of groovily snarling protopunk classics and cult obscurities by the Seeds, the Standells, the Shadows of Knight and their garage-band spawn.

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