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Nuggets: I Think I’m Down by the Harbinger Complex

Before he became Patti Smith’s bass player, Lenny Kaye compiled the 2 album set, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era. Released in 1972, the two-LP set covered American garage rock and psychedelia from the years from 1965-1968 and…

10 Best Hits of the 1990s

The 1990s are fondly remembered in hindsight, the decade of grunge, gangsta-rap, trip-hop, and Brit-pop. This list of the 10 best songs of the 1990s is more rock-oriented than I expected, given the diverse nature of the decade. Apart from…

Nuggets: What Am I Going to Do? by The Dovers

Before he became Patti Smith’s bass player, Lenny Kaye compiled the 2 album set, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era. Released in 1972, the two-LP set covered American garage rock and psychedelia from the years from 1965-1968 and…

Music Quiz: Artist by Badly Drawn Song 1980s

Congratulations to Paul from who scored the fastest time in scoring 20/20 in last week’s badly drawn song quiz from the 1960s and 1970s. This week we’re continuing into the 1980s. Again there are some amusingly macabre images. …

10 Best Simon & Garfunkel Songs

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel met in 1953, when they appeared in their school’s production of Alice in Wonderland – Simon played the White Rabbit and Garfunkel the Cheshire Cat. Learning to harmonise together, they released their first single, ‘Hey…

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Music Quiz: Artist by Badly Drawn Song 1960s and 1970s

Congratulations to EclecticMusicLover and 2Loud2OldMusic, who both scored 19/20 in last week’s Tracks on the Back Solo quiz. I was expecting contestants to struggle with the more recent offerings, but Jeff and John both missed Tori Amos’ 1994 album Under…