Interview: Straight Arrows – Giving Back To The Genre With ‘Nuggets’ Compilation Album
Going all the way back to the 1970s, during a time where music was coming at you left right and centre, Lenny Kaye, in an attempt to ensure that the hits of several one-hit wonders were not lost in the clutter – or for that matter, forgotten altogether – archived the hits on the first-ever Nuggets compilation.
Whether he knew it at the time, Kaye had started something big. Though the release had a psychedelic skew, entire new genres rose in the wake of the release, the most prominent being garage rock.
Fast forward to 2012, and the world is gearing up for the 40th anniversary of the release. Dubbed Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era, the release is comprised exclusively of Aussie talent covering the iconic tracks of a period still very much worth remembering.
Featured on the release – covering the well-known Lies, originally crafted by the Knickerbockers – is the highly praised Straight Arrows. Bandmates Alex and Owen caught up with the Music Feeds team to chat about the release, what it means to be featured, and everything else that went into giving back to the genre that has already given us all so much.