For vinyl collectors of artifacts from 1960s Michigan, the holy grail is Michigan Nuggets, an impressive double LP set released on the Belvedere label. The 31 cuts include many of the biggest Detroit-area garage band local hits of the '60s including those by the Woolies, the Rationals, the Unrelated Segments, the Shy Guys, the Human Beings, Tim Tam & the Turn-Ons, the Wanted, the Underdogs, and the Tidal Waves. It also has seven rare Bob Seger recordings from the Hideout label including "Persecution Smith," "Chain Smokin," and "East Side Story." In addition to all these treasures, the double album features four early MC5 titles, and the hard-to-find Amboy Dukes single "You Talk Sunshine, I Breathe Fire." For laughs, you even get an audio curio called "An Important Message" featuring Dr. Jack van Impe railing against the evils of rock and roll! This is one of the very best garage-oriented compilations of the era, and a pretty diverse one. The sound is excellent, as are the liner notes in a beautiful gatefold sleeve. Edition of 500. Also includes tracks by Terry Knight & The Pack, ? & The Mysterians, Southbound Freeway, and Ormandy.
Label: Belvedere (2) – TY8-7100
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, Mono
Style: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
A1. Woolies - Who Do You Love
A2. Bob Seger & The Last Heard - East Side Story
A3. Rationals - Respect
A4. MC5 - Looking at You
A5. Unrelated Segments - Where You Gonna Go
A6. Shy Guys - We Gotta Go
A7. Underdogs - Loves Gone Bad
A8. Terry Knight & The Pack - What's on Your Mind
B1. Human Beings - Because I Love Her
B2. MC5 - Borderline
B3. Tidal Waves - Farmer John
B4. Bob Seger & The Last Heard - Persecution Smith
B5. ? & The Mysterians - Can't Get Enough of You Baby
B6. Southbound Freeway - Psychedelic Used Car Lot Blues
B7. Rationals - Sing
B8. Wanted - In the Midnight Hour
C1. Rationals - Leavin Here
C2. Bob Seger System - Lookin Back
C3. MC5 - I Can Only Give You Everything
C4. Amboy Dukes - You Talk Sunshine, I Breathe Fire
C5. Underdogs - The Man in the Glass
C6. MC5 - One of the Guys
C7. Bob Seger & The Last Heard - Chain Smokin
D1. Dr. Jack van Impe - An Important Message
D2. Bob Seger & The Last Heard - Heavy Music
D3. Rationals - I Need You
D4. MC5 - I Just Don't Know
D5. Tim Tam & The Turn-Ons - Wait a Minute
D6. Ormandy - Good Day
D7. Beach Bums (Bob Seger) - Ballad of the Yellow Beret
D8. Bob Seger & The Last Heard - Sock It to Me Santa
- The holy grail for vinyl collectors of artifacts from 1960s Michigan, Michigan Nuggets is one of the very best garage-oriented compilations of the era.
- Seven rare Bob Seger recordings from the Hideout label, four early MC5 titles, the hard-to-find Amboy Dukes single "You Talk Sunshine, I Breathe Fire," many of the biggest Detroit-area garage band local hits of the '60s, and more.
- Gatefold sleeve with liner notes.
- Edition of 500.