Various Artists | Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets: 1965-1968 | CD

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In Los Angeles during the mid-'60s, music was everywhere--from the garages of Orange County, to the dingbat apartments of the San Fernando Valley, to the bungalows of Laurel Canyon. But without a doubt, the epicenter of the music scene was the Sunset Strip, where "freaks" filled the rock clubs lining the famed Hollywood thoroughfare. Encompassing four discs arranged thematically to cover different aspects of the pop, rock, club and Top 40 sounds of the era, WHERE THE ACTION IS! compiles 101 tracks that mix many of the city's brightest stars like The Byrds, Love, The Doors, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, Captain Beefheart, The Mamas & The Papas, Lowell George, Iron Butterfly, with talented artists whose stellar songcraft sadly flew under the radar The Seeds, The Electric Prunes, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy, The Everpresent Fullness, The Bobby Fuller Four.

Track Listings:

DISC 1

1 Riot on Sunset Strip - The Standells

2 You Movin' - The Byrds

3 You I'll Be Following - Love

4 Dr. Stone - The Leaves

5 Go and Say Goodbye - Buffalo Springfield

6 Zig Zag Wanderer - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band

7 Gentle as It May Seem - Iron Butterfly

8 Candy Cane Madness - Lowell George & The Factory

9 If You Want This Love - The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

10 Baby My Heart - The Bobby Fuller Four

11 All Night Long - The Palace Guard

12 It's Gonna Rain - Sonny & Cher

13 For My Own - The Guilloteens

14 Take a Giant Step - Rising Sons

15 One Too Many Mornings - The Association

16 Time Waits for No One - The Knack

17 Take It as It Comes - The Doors

18 Pulsating Dream - Kaleidoscope

19 Tripmaker - The Seeds

20 The People in Me - The Music Machine

21 Saturday's Son - The Sons of Adam

22 Eventually - The Peanut Butter Conspiracy

23 Swim - The Penny Arkade

24 The Third Eye - A Joint Effort

25 Girl in Your Eye - Spirit

DISC 2

1 Jump, Jive & Harmonize - Thee Midniters

2 Back Up - Light

3 To Die Alone - Bush

4 Get on This Plane - The Premiers

5 Little Girl, Little Boy - Odyssey

6 Hideaway - The Electric Prunes

7 Listen, Listen! - The Merry-Go-Round

8 She Done Moved - The Spats

9 Grim Reaper of Love - The Turtles

10 See If I Care - Ken & the 4th Dimension

11 He's Not There Anymore - Chymes

12 Back Seat '38 Dodge - Opus 1

13 Eternal Prison - The Humane Society

14 Revenge - The Others

15 Come Alive - Things to Come

16 Acid Head - Velvet Illusions

17 Guaranteed Love - Limey & The Yanks

18 Love's the Thing - The Romancers

19 Underground Lady - Kim Fowley

20 Pretty Little Thing - Deepest Blue

21 You're Wishin' I Was Someone Else - The Whatt Four

22 Hippy Elevator Operator - W.C. Fields

23 That's for Sure - Mustangs

24 Tomorrow's Girl - Merrell & the Exiles

25 Everything's There - Hysterics

26 Our Time Is Running Out - Yellow Payges

DISC 3

1 Action, Action, Action - Keith Allison

2 The Rebel Kind - Dino, Desi & Billy

3 High on Love - The Knickerbockers

4 Fan Tan - Jan & Dean

5 Halloween Mary - P.F. Sloan

6 Somebody Groovy - The Mamas & the Papas

7 Daydreaming - Thorinshield

8 Just Can't Wait - Full Treatment

9 Yellow Balloon - Yellow Balloon

10 The Times to Come - London Phogg

11 No More Running Around - The Lamp of Childhood

12 Little Girl Lost-And-Found - The Garden Club

13 Mothers and Fathers - Moon

14 My Girlfriend Is a Witch - October Country

15 Montage Mirror - Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends

16 Flower Eyes - Pasternak Progress

17 Come Down - The Common Cold

18 Jill - Gary Lewis & the Playboys

19 Daily Nightly - The Monkees

20 Night Time Girl - Modern Folk Quartet

21 Don't Say No - The Oracle

22 Tin Angel (Will You Ever Come Down) - Hearts and Flowers

23 Rainbow Woman - Lee Hazlewood

24 Poor Old Organ Grinder - The Pleasure

25 Baby, Please Don't Go - The Ballroom

DISC 4

1 Sit Down I Think I Love You - Richie Furay

2 Splendor in the Grass - Jackie DeShannon

3 November Night - Peter Fonda

4 Roses and Rainbows - Danny Hutton

5 Lemon Chimes - The Dillards

6 Here's Today - Rose Garden

7 I Love How You Love Me - Nino Tempo

8 Words - Bobby Hart

9 (You Used To) Ride So High - Motorcycle Abeline

10 Los Angeles - Gene Clark

11 Once Upon a Time - Tim Buckley (

12 Darlin' You Can Count on Me - Everpresent Fullness

13 I'll Search the Sky - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

14 Come to the Sunshine - Van Dyke Parks

15 Heroes and Villains - The Beach Boys

16 She Sang Hymns out of Tune - Jesse Lee Kincaid

17 Sister Marie - Harry Nilsson

18 Last Night I Had a Dream - Randy Newman

19 Life Is a Dream - Noel Harrison

20 Marshmallow Skies - Rick Nelson

21 I Think I Love You - Del Shannon

22 Change Is Now - The Byrds

23 The Truth Is Not Real - Sagittarius

24 You Set the Scene - Love

25 Inner-Manipulations - Barry McGuire

101 Mind-blowing rarities from the Golden Age of the Southern California music scene _ an alternate history of '60s music with loads of psych, folk rock, fuzzed-out freakbeat, sunshine pop and more!

« 4-CD Set

« Includes 3 previously unissued tracks!

« Features an amazing 48-page book with insightful essays, artist commentaries, '60s LA club guide and scads of unseen photos

« Featuring The Doors, Love, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, Jackie DeShannon, The Byrds, Nilsson, The Electric Prunes, Lee Hazlewood, The Standells, Gene ClarkÄ and many others!

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