Fuzz Pedals and shrill Vox Continental Organs at the ready -Nuggets, the legendary double-album collection of sixties Garage Punk hits (or, if you will, ‘Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era’) that pretty much invented music collecting as we know it, is currently celebrating its fortieth anniversary! And what better way to help Moulty Moulton and company celebrate than… listening to Nuggets?
Well, obviously. But if you’d like to know more about the weird and wonderful stories behind the album and the music contained therein, you could do a lot worse than listen to Talk About The Electric Shoes, a gem from the podcast archive featuring myself and Ben Baker talking about Nuggets and its bizarre links to Tom Hanks, Bob Seger, George Wendt, The Wonder Years a very boring history teacher.
You can download it here. And while you’re there, why not have a listen to Russell Codd on Nintendo, Garreth F. Hirons on Godzilla, and Justin Lewis on his unusual pastime of studying the end credits of television programmes? “And so I said, I remember the episode of In One Ear where you were actually in it…”