SOUND CHECK.Various/``Nuggets Nuggets can refer to several branches of interest:
As the original ``Nuggets'' showed, punk crawled out of basements and garages across the U.S. This equally enjoyable four-disc companion set extends the initial concept to include globe-trotting rarities from all over the world with plenty of goodies to unearth.
Most of these joyous chart misses hail from the U.K. Anglophiles will savour curios from cult favorites like the Creation and the Pretty Things The Pretty Things were a 1960s and 1970s rock and roll band from London. They pioneered a raw approach to rhythm and blues that influenced a number of key bands of the 1960s British invasion, particularly The Rolling Stones. as well as better-known bands such as the Move, the Troggs and Small Faces. It's a strange but lovable world of warped wonders brightened by such off-kilter gems as ``My White Bicycle'' by Tomorrow, ``Circles'' by Les Fleur de Lys For other uses, see Fleur-de-lis (disambiguation).
Les Fleur de Lys was a British band originally formed in Autumn 1964, in Southampton, Hampshire, England. Known for their varied line-ups, only drummer Keith Guster was a member throughout their history. , and ``I'll Keep Holding On'' from the Action.
Though virtually hitless, the 109-track ``Nuggets II'' is probably priceless to collectors, who would have to pay around $22,000 for the original singles - if they could find them in the first place, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
For everyone else, these ``artyfacts'' amount to a treasure trove TREASURE TROVE. Found treasure.
2. This name is given to such money or coin, gold, silver, plate, or bullion, which having been hidden or concealed in the earth or other private place, so long that its owner is unknown, has been discovered by accident. from another time and place. Four stars
- Fred Shuster
Brad Paisley/``Part II'' (Arista Nashville Arista Nashville is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group Arista Nashville is a Nashville based country records label. )
Nashville's great, white-hatted hope for a traditional country revival that also sells, the unassumingly deft Paisley follows up his platinum debut with a similar collection of witty ditties, sentimental tributes and virtuoso guitar picking.
The title song, a clever love lament with a movie sequel metaphor that's one of 10 cuts Paisley co-wrote, sets the tone for the album's image-rich storytelling approach. As before, the best songs are the funny ones: the geologically researched ``Two Feet of Topsoil,'' the love-or-fishin' debate ``I'm Gonna Miss Her,'' several amusing numbers about proposing and wedding planning.
Also as before, the first single choice, ``Two People Fell in Love,'' sounds sappier than the overall work. There's also a chilling rendition of ``You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive'' which, having also made Patty Loveless' recent bluegrass bluegrass, any species of the large and widely distributed genus Poa, chiefly range and pasture grasses of economic importance in temperate and cool regions. In general, bluegrasses are perennial with fine-leaved foliage that is bluish green in some species. album, must be the commercially minded return-to- authenticity movement's designated cover song. Three stars
- Bob Strauss
The Cult/``Beyond Good and Evil'' (Lava/Atlantic)
Throughout the '80s, Ian Astbury Ian Robert Astbury (born May 14 1962, in Heswall, Cheshire) is an English rock singer and lyricist. Biography
Astbury's career began in 1981, with the gothic rock band Southern Death Cult. At that time, he was going by the name "Ian Lindsay. , Billy Duffy Billy Duffy (born William Henry Duffy, 12 May 1961, Hulme, Manchester) is best known as the guitarist of The Cult. Early days
He grew up in Manchester, where he began playing guitar at the age of fourteen. and a revolving door of hairy pals churned out Gothic-tinged hard rock under the Cult banner.
Some efforts - ``Electric'' and ``Love'' - were excellent, while others fell short due to selndulgence. ``Beyond Good and Evil,'' the Cult's first new material since an ill-advised electronica attempt short-circuited seven years ago, never tries to recapture the old potent mix of Gothic keyboards and '80s metal. Good move, guys.
The new lineup is heavier, with strings and keyboards all but banished, replaced by loud crunchy guitars. Astbury's leather-lunged delivery on standouts like ``American Gothic'' and ``War'' still sounds great while ex-Guns N' Roses drummer and previous Cultist Matt Sorum adds to the throbbing throb
intr.v. throbbed, throb·bing, throbs
1. To beat rapidly or violently, as the heart; pound.
2. To vibrate, pulsate, or sound with a steady pronounced rhythm: bottom end. Three stars
- Spencer Robinson
British sonic innovator Tricky's first disc on a new label smacks of commercial potential and a star-studded cast doesn't hurt.
The set of dubbed-out funk, synth-pop and space-reggae gets a boost from names like Alanis Morissette, Cyndi Lauper and Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis, Flea and John Frusciante.
Meanwhile, Live's Ed Kowalczyk lends support, singing opposite Tricky's menacing rasp on the single ``Evolution, Revolution, Love.''
- Sandra Barrera
Thad Cockrell & the Starlite Country Band/``Stack of Dreams'' (Miles of Music)
Singer-songwriter Cockrell's thin, breathless tenor may not boast much in the way of vocal power, but its haunting hurt quality is well-suited to this collection of heartbroke country weepers.
Backed by a crack but light-fingered combo that includes several ex- Whiskeytowners, this preacher's kid from Tampa sounds as suitably devastated dev·as·tate
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.
2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark. by the wicked ways of earthly love as he does grateful for the transcendence of simple grace on his closing, old-time gospel composition ``He Set Me Free.''
A promising debut, available at www.milesofmusic.com. Three stars
(1 --2) Cult bands, The Pretty Things, above, and the Creation, right, are featured on ``Nuggetts 1.''
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