By Nicholas Jennings on Monday, 31 December 2001
Category: Reviews

Various Artists - Nuggets II: Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond

Displaying exemplary worldliness for a U.S. label, Rhino Records serves up strictly non-American garage rock classics on this fabulous box-set sequel. So instead of Yankee groups like the Electric Prunes and Strawberry Alarm Clock, this time we get bands like England’s Pretty Things and the wonderful Missing Links from Down Under. Best of all, the Great White North is represented by spaced-out punk screamers from Toronto’s Ugly Ducklings, Montreal’s the Haunted, Winnipeg’s the Jury and even the Guess Who—with our Burton at his sneering best.