Nuggets 40th (+2) Anniversary Show At The City Winery 6/18/2014

Posted: June 20, 2014 in Music, NYC Art Shows, NYC Live Music, NYC Music
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This was a very special sold out show honoring the music of Garage Rock.

Lenny Kaye, the main man who was responsible for compiling the Nuggets collection way back in 1973, put this fabulous band together for one night of heavy Psych Rock .

His band consisted of Tony Shanahan from The Patti Smith Group, and Marshall Crenshaw and Glen Burtnic.

Lenny Kaye Together along with some very special guests, they belted out songs like “I Had Too Much To  Dream Last Night” by The Electric Prunes and “Pushing Too Hard” by The Seeds. The first guest  was Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos. He performed their two classic tunes. “We Ain’t Got  Nothing Yet” and ” “Tobacco Road”. He totally tripped out the crowd. Joan Osbourne came out to  perform a rip -roaring version of The Standells’ “Dirty Water,” followed by The Outsiders’ “Time  Won’t Let Me.” When she sang  The Music Explosion’s “A little Bit Of Soul,” Mrs. Osbourne had the  whole crowd dancing in their seats. She finished with “Night Time.”  Steve Wynn  did his wild,  rocked out version of  The Chocolate Watch Band classic, “Let’s Talk About Girls” and The Count  Five’s “Psychotic Reaction.”

This mind blowing show came to an end with the master of Garage himself, yes,  I mean Lenny Kaye (dig!) doing (what else!) “Gloria.” The people went wild and all got up to shake their thing. The band got a standing ovation and came back to finish with “Louie Louie.” Yes, they gotta go now, but will always be back as this Garage Rock music will live on.  As long as bands start out playing in their garages. And like Lenny said, “it  was a nugget if you dug it!”

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