Da non confondere con le originali raccolte degli anni 60 e 70 (da poco riunite in due BOX dalla Rhino per un totale di otto CD), questa Children of Nuggets è, come facilmente intuibile dal titolo, una sorta di riverente omaggio a quell’epoca e a quella iconografia, reso raccogliendo una quantità di canzoni prodotte ed incise nella prima metà degli anni 80 dalle band che maggiormente furono ispirate dal garage-rock dei sixties di cui le Nuggets sono considerate ancora oggi una sorta di Bibbia.Complice Lenny Kaye, al quale la Rhino  aveva già affidato la riedizione e il repackaging dei due cofanetti storici, questi quattro CD anziché risultare come dei fratellini minori, finiscono per esserne un fondamentale compendio.
Nomi altisonanti come The Flaming Groovies, The Fleshtones, The Smithereens, The Dream Syndicate e The Dukes of Stratosphere (gli XTC nel side project psychedelico dei primi anni 80), nomi di Culto come The Cramps, Hoodoo Gurus, That Petrol Emotion, Teenage Fanclub e The LA’s ed anche qualche band sconosciuta ai più ma non per questo di rilevanza minore come The Mummies, Micky & The Milkshakes, Droogs, Cynics e The Sting Rays, tutte perfettamente amalgamate (in ordine sparso di tempo ma brillantemente associate) in un incredibile tuffo nel passato dedicato a coloro che in quel passato non c’erano (o erano troppo piccini) ma che farà anche andare in sollucchero gli over 30 di tutto il mondo.
Bellissimo il booklet pieno di foto e di note di copertina!

La tracklist completa:

Disc: 1
1. Vanishing Girl – The Dukes of Stratosphear
2. Help You Ann – The Lyres
3. The Real World – The Bangles
4. We’re Living in Violent Times – The Barracudas
5. The Trains – Nashville Ramblers
6. Seven Years – Watermelon Men
7. Strangers When We Meet – The Smithereens
8. Wading Through a Ventilator – The Soft Boys
9. I Can’t Hide – The Flamin’ Groovies
10. The Girl from Baltimore – The Fleshtones
11. It’s a Good Thing – That Petrol Emotion
12. She’s Fine – Stems
13. All My Life – Point
14. Down at the Nightclub – The Creeps
15. (My Girl) Maryanne – The Spongetones
16. She Turns to Flowers – The Salvation Army
17. You Are My Friend – Rain Parade
18. Mr. Unreliable – Inmates
19. (I Thought) You Wanted to Know – Chris Stamey, The dB’s
20. She Don’t Know Why I’m Here [Single Version] – The Last
21. There Must Be a Better Life – Biff Bang Pow!
22. Slave Girl – Lime Spiders
23. I May Hate You Sometimes – The Posies
24. I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape – Times
25. It’s About Time – The Pandoras
26. I Live for Buzz – Swingin’ Neckbreakers
27. I Want You Back – Hoodoo Gurus

Disc: 2
1. This Damn Nation – The Godfathers
2. Tell Me When It’s Over – Dream Syndicate
3. Whenever I’m Gone – The Prisoners
4. New Kind of Kick – The Cramps
5. And She Rides – The Long Ryders
6. Motorbike Beat – Revillos
7. Tears (Only Dry) – The Vipers
8. 25 O’Clock – The Dukes of Stratosphear
9. Don’t Give It Up Now – The Lyres
10. If and When – Chris Stamey, The dB’s
11. Pabst Blue Ribbon – The Untamed Youth
12. There She Goes – The La’s
13. Kingsley J – Vibrasonic
14. I Can Never Tell – The Crawdaddys
15. Make Me Stay – Green Telescope
16. Everyday Things – The Plimsouls
17. I Wanna Destroy You – The Soft Boys
18. It’s You – Mickey & the Milkshakes
19. Apology – The Posies
20. Lights Are Changing – The Bevis Frond
21. Ahead of My Time – Droogs
22. Welcome to My Love – Funseekers
23. Flowers in the Sky – Revolving Paint Dream
24. Metal Baby – Teenage Fanclub

Disc: 3
1. The Unguarded Moment – The Church
2. I Can’t Pretend – The Barracudas
3. Out of the Unknown – Died Pretty
4. L.A. Explosion – The Last
5. I’ll Cry Alone – The Flamin’ Groovies
6. Sunspots – Julian Cope
7. Hindu Gods of Love – Lipstick Killers
8. Death and Angels – Green on Red
9. Barbed Wire Heart – Sinners
10. Pink Frost – The Chills
11. She Told Me Lies – Chesterfield Kings
12. Beauty and Sadness – The Smithereens
13. Test Drive – The Mummies
14. Busy Man [EP Version] – DMZ
15. Love Will Grow – Stems
16. She Goes Out With Everybody – The Spongetones
17. Hypnotized – The Plimsouls
18. No Apology – The Unclaimed
19. God Knows It’s True – Teenage Fanclub
20. You Keep on Lyin’ – Hoods
21. Don’t Break Down – The Sting Rays
22. The World Has Changed – The Fleshtones
23. Baby What’s Wrong – Cynics
24. Psycko (Themes from Psycho and Vertigo) – Laika & the Cosmonauts
25. My Name Is Tom – The Jigsaw Seen

Disc: 4
1. Gentle Tuesday – Primal Scream
2. With a Cantaloupe Girlfriend – The Three O’Clock
3. Like Wow — Wipeout! – Hoodoo Gurus
4. Bad News Travels Fast – The Fuzztones
5. Plains of Nazca [Single Edit] – Sun Dial
6. Getting Out of Hand – The Bangs
7. Please Don’t Tell My Baby – Mickey & the Milkshakes
8. One Half Hour Ago – Rain Parade
9. You’re My Loving Way – The Aardvarks
10. Transfiguration – Screaming Trees
11. A Scandal in Bohemia – United States of Existence
12. Where the Wolf Bane Blooms – The Nomads
13. Cheated and Lied – The Vipers
14. Strawberries Are Growing in My Garden (And It’s Wintertime) – The Dentists
15. Won’t Need Yours – Tell-Tale Hearts
16. Weakness – Inspiral Carpets
17. You’ll Know Why – Miracle Workers
18. Not My Memory – The Unknowns
19. Far Away – The Prisoners
20. Ain’t That a Man – The Optic Nerve
21. Mink Dress – Plasticland
22. Tight Turn – Raybeats
23. One Way Ticket – The Nerves
24. Tracy Hide [Cover Version] – The Wondermints

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