Hallucinations: Psychedelic Pop Nuggets From the WEA Vaults; Come to the Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets From the WEA Vaults (2014) The 48 tunes on this pair of compilations were recorded by seasoned pros for major labels, unlike the DIY garage rock that (mostly) made up… Various Artists
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Hallucinations: Psychedelic Pop Nuggets From the WEA Vaults; Come to the Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets From the WEA Vaults (2014)

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The 48 tunes on this pair of compilations were recorded by seasoned pros for major labels, unlike the DIY garage rock that (mostly) made up the original 1972 Nuggets set. But they're just as inspired and strange, even though -- or maybe because? -- many were slick cash-ins meant to capitalize on hip late-'60s sounds. Highlights include songs by such no-name acts as the Misty Wizards, Baker Knight & the Knightmares, and, er, the Everly Brothers. Both:

Originally posted Mar 26, 2004 Published in issue #757 Mar 26, 2004 Order article reprints