Rhino's Where the Action Is! boxset

by Modculture 29 September, 2009

Action

If you've got the Nuggets box and are on the look out for something cut from the same cloth (albeit slightly more commercial), you might want to check out Rhino's newly-released Where the Action Is! boxset.

It digs up 101 'nuggets' from  Los Angeles' music scene from 1965 – 68, including gems from The Byrds,  Buffalo Springfield, Captain Beefheart, The Mama & The Papas, The Beach Boys and Love, cult classics from The Standells, Spirit, The Seeds, The Bobby Fuller Four and The Electric Prunes, along with obscure tracks and unreleased tunes every bit as tasty over four CDs, compiled 'thematically' to cover different aspects of the pop, rock, club and Top 40 sounds of the era.
 
It's packaged in a coffee table book resembling the Nuggets collection from 2006, with information about Los Angeles' music scene, including a comprehensive timeline, a listing of the clubs and who performed there, an essay about the L.A. radio stations that defined the era, plus a track-by-track commentary. You can pick it up for £36.98, the tracklisting is over the page.

Find out more at the Amazon website


Tracklisting:

    * Riot On Sunset Strip – The Standells
    * You Movin' – The Byrds
    * You I'll Be Following – Love
    * Dr. Stone – The Leaves
    * Go And Say Goodbye – Buffalo Springfield
    * Zig Zag Wanderer – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
    * Gentle As It May Seem – Iron Butterfly
    * Candy Cane Madness – Lowell George & The Factory
    * If You Want This Love – The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
    * Baby, My Heart – The Bobby Fuller Four
    * All Night Long – The Palace Guard
    * It's Gonna Rain – Sonny & Cher
    * For My Own – The Guilloteens
    * Take A Giant Step – The Rising Sons
    * One Too Many Mornings – The Association
    * Time Waits For No One – The Knack
    * Take It As It Comes – The Doors
    * Pulsating Dream – Kaleidoscope
    * Tripmaker – The Seeds
    * The People In Me – The Music Machine
    * Saturday's Son – The Sons Of Adam
    * Eventually – The Peanut Butter Conspiracy
    * Swim – Penny Arkade
    * The Third Eye – The Joint Effort
    * Girl In Your Eye – Spirit
    * Jump, Jive & Harmonize – Thee Midniters
    * Back Up – The Light
    * To Die Alone – The Bush
    * Get On This Plane – The Premiers
    * Little Girl, Little Boy – The Odyssey
    * Hideaway – The Electric Prunes
    * Listen, Listen! – The Merry-Go-Round
    * She Done Moved – The Spats
    * Grim Reaper Of Love – The Turtles
    * See If I Care – Ken & The Fourth Dimension
    * He's Not There Anymore – The Chymes
    * Back Seat '38 Dodge – Opus 1
    * Eternal Prison – The Humane Society
    * Revenge – The Others
    * Come Alive – Things To Come
    * Acid Head – The Velvet Illusions
    * Guaranteed Love – Limey & The Yanks
    * Love's The Thing – The Romancers (a.k.a. The Smoke Rings)
    * Underground Lady – Kim Fowley
    * Pretty Little Thing – The Deepest Blue
    * You're Wishin' I Was Someone Else – The Whatt Four
    * Hippy Elevator Operator – The W.C. Fields Memorial Electric String Band
    * That's For Sure – The Mustangs
    * Tomorrow's Girl – Fapardokly (Merrell & The Exiles)
    * Everything's There – The Hysterics
    * Our Time Is Running Out – The Yellow Payges
    * Action, Action, Action – Keith Allison
    * The Rebel Kind – Dino, Desi & Billy
    * High On Love – The Knickerbockers
    * Fan Tan – Jan & Dean
    * Halloween Mary – P.F. Sloan
    * Somebody Groovy – The Mamas & The Papas
    * Daydreaming – Thorinshield
    * Just Can't Wait – The Full Treatment
    * Yellow Balloon – The Yellow Balloon
    * The Times To Come – London Phogg
    * No More Running Around – The Lamp Of Childhood
    * Little Girl Lost-And-Found – The Garden Club
    * Mothers And Fathers – The Moon
    * My Girlfriend Is A Witch – October Country
    * Montage Mirror – Roger Nichols Trio
    * Flower Eyes – Pasternak Progress
    * Come Down – The Common Cold
    * Jill – Gary Lewis & The Playboys
    * Daily Nightly – The Monkees
    * Night Time Girl – The Modern Folk Quintet
    * Don't Say No – The Oracle
    * Tin Angel (Will You Ever Come Down) – Hearts And Flowers
    * Rainbow Woman – Lee Hazlewood
    * Poor Old Organ Grinder – Pleasure featuring Billy Elder
    * Baby, Please Don't Go – The Ballroom
    * Sit Down I Think I Love You – Stephen Stills & Richie Furay*
    * Splendor In The Grass – Jackie DeShannon with The Byrds
    * November Night – Peter Fonda
    * Roses And Rainbows – Danny Hutton
    * Lemon Chimes – The Dillards
    * Here's Today – The Rose Garden
    * I Love How You Love Me – Nino Tempo & April Stevens
    * Words (Demo) – Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart*
    * (You Used To) Ride So High – The Motorcycle Abeline (Warren Zevon & Bones Howe)
    * The New Age – Jameson
    * Los Angeles – Gene Clark
    * Once Upon A Time – Tim Buckley*
    * Darlin' You Can Count On Me – The Everpresent Fullness
    * I'll Search The Sky – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    * Come To The Sunshine – Van Dyke Parks
    * Heroes And Villains (Alternate Take) – The Beach Boys
    * She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune – Jesse Lee Kincaid
    * Sister Marie – Nilsson
    * Last Night I Had A Dream (Single Version) – Randy Newman
    * Life Is A Dream – – Noel Harrison
    * Marshmallow Skies – Rick Nelson
    * I Think I Love You – Del Shannon
    * Change Is Now – The Byrds
    * The Truth Is Not Real (Single Version) – Sagittarius
    * You Set The Scene – Love
    * Inner-Manipulations – Barry McGuire