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Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968 = 4 CD Box = (CD)
WHERE THE ACTION IS! compiles 101 tracks that mix many of the city's brightest stars (The Byrds, Love, The Doors, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, Captain Beefheart, The Mamas & The Papas, Lowell George, Iron Butterfly, The Monkees) with talented artists whose stellar songcraft sadly flew under the radar (The Seeds, The Electric Prunes, Modern Folk Quintet, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Spirit, The Everpresent Fullness, Kaleidoscope, The Standells, The Bobby Fuller Four). WHERE THE ACTION IS! encompasses four discs arranged thematically to cover different aspects of the pop, rock, club, and Top 40 sounds of the era. The first covers some of the most notable bands that performed in the clubs of Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Disc 2 features a sampling of the musicians who began life in South L.A., East L.A., and such far-flung suburbs as Riverside and Bakersfield. Disc 3 delves into the artistry of L.A.'s producers, arrangers, and Wrecking Crew of studio players. The final disc takes us from the nascent seeds of folk rock to the first blooms of canyon rock, country rock, and full-blown psychedelia in the region. It also shows how rock pioneers such as Del Shannon and Rick Nelson took their own stabs at fitting in with "the kids." Among the many highlights are an alternate take of The Beach Boys' "Heroes And Villains," Warren Zevon and producer Bones Howe performing "(You Used To) Ride So High" as The Motorcycle Abeline, "Take A Giant Step" by The Rising Sons, "Acid Head" by The Velvet Illusions," local scenester Kim Fowley's "Underground Lady," Jan & Dean's "Fan Tan," The Monkees' "Daily Nightly," Jesse Lee Kincaid's "She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune," "Come To The Sunshine" by Van Dyke Parks, "Sister Marie" by Nilsson, and "Hippy Elevator Operator" by The W.C. Fields Memorial Electric String Band.
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Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 2009
Release Date: 2009-09-23
Label: Rhino
Country: Euro
Item No: 8122798586
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Track List
Disc 1
01 Riot on sunset strip - 2:21 (standells)
02 You movin' - 2:05 (byrds)
03 You i'll be following - 2:22 (love)
04 Dr. stone - 2:17 (leaves)
05 Go and say goodbye - 2:19 (buffalo springfield / buffalo springfield)
06 Zig zag wanderer - 2:31 (captain beefheart & his magic band)
07 Gentle as it may seem - 2:24 (iron butterfly)
08 Candy cane madness - 2:09 (george lowell & the factory)
09 If you want this love - 2:47 (west coast pop art experimental band)
10 Baby my heart - 2:14 (fuller bobby four)
11 All night long - 2:51 (palace guard)
12 It's gonna rain - 2:18 (sonny & cher)
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