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Music review: Various artists 'Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era'

Music review: Various artists ‘Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era'
BY GENE TRIPLETT Entertainment Editor etriplett@opubco.com Published: November 23, 2012
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There are many other selections on this disc that are not so well known — maybe Michael & the Messengers' “Romeo & Juliet,” the Cryan Shames' “Sugar and Spice” (which sounds like an early version of the Association), the sonically ornate “Run Run Run” by the Third Rail, and the sweepingly rocking, acid-fueled “Open My Eyes” by the Nazz, featuring Todd Rundgren on lead vocals and at his songcrafting best.

You'll be surprised how well the 27 songs on this album hold up today, and how closely these “Nuggets” resemble some of your more recently minted favorites.

— Gene Triplett