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Prosthetic Reverie - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Prosthetic Reverie
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masoo From: masoo Date: July 25th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I always like it when you talk about Surrealistic Pillow.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 25th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
::blushing::

That San Francisco-scene four-DVD "nuggets" collection is full of great stuff. You have it, right?
masoo From: masoo Date: July 25th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes. Odd for me to say this, considering I just rip all my tunes to the hard drive, but it's also very nicely packaged. But it's a bit too Nuggetty for my tastes. Not that they should have done it differently, just that if I were making it, I'd have used fewer of the obscure, one-shot, no-one-heard-of-it 45s. Beyond the original Lenny Kaye Nuggets LP, I can't say I care much for the Nuggets idea that the most obscure stuff is somehow representative, or even that most of it is good at all. Which is a way of saying I think Surrealistic Pillow does a much better job of representing the times than does Oxford Circle, and there are plenty of relative rarities that people actually listened to which would be better, as well.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 25th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm writing about the Nuggets concept as part of my current round of revisions. I tend to feel the same way, from a musical standpoint. But the move to redeem obscure tracks inaugurated -- at least in the context of the classic rock era -- is rich with significance we are still sorting through today.
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