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Lenny Kaye Presents Lightning Striking

Various Artists

Initial release : 2021

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A 2 CD compilation released to coincide with, and act as a soundtrack to, Lenny Kaye's book Lightning Striking. The compilation includes a 1960's San Francisco section with tracks by the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane and Big Brother & The Holding Company.

Tracks

CD 1:

  • Lightnin' Strikes (Album version) - Lou Christie
  • Rock And Roll - The Boswell Sisters with Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra
  • Sixty Minute Man - The Dominoes
  • I'm So Happy - Danny Cobb with the Paul Williams Orchestra
  • That's All Right - Elvis Presley
  • I'm Gonna Murder My Baby aka Cheating And Lying Blues - Pat Hare
  • Dog Me Around aka How Many More Years - Howling Wolf
  • High School Confidential - Jerry Lee Lewis & His Pumping Piano
  • Good Rockin' Tonight - Roy Brown with Bob Ogden & Orchestra
  • Look What You're Doin' To Me (Ooh-Wee, Baby) - Professor Longhair
  • Tutti Frutti - Little Richard & His Band
  • Walking To New Orleans - Fats Domino
  • Marcella - The Castelles
  • Tiger - Fabian
  • A Boy Without A Girl - Frankie Avalon
  • Move It! - Cliff Richard & The Drifters
  • I Hear A New World - Joe Meek & The Blue Men
  • Cavern Stomp - The Big Three
  • Stupidity - The Undertakers
  • Ferry Cross The Mersey - Gerry & The Pacemakers
  • Pride Of Man (Demo) - Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • Someone To Love - The Great! Society
  • 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds - Jefferson Airplane
  • Cream Puff War - The Grateful Dead
  • Coo Coo - Big Brother & The Holding Company
  • Crazy Like A Fox - Link Cromwell
CD 2:
  • Looking At You (Stereo version) - MC5
  • Leavin' Here (Version 1) - The Rationals
  • Black Sheep - SRC
  • 1969 - The Stooges
  • Piss Factory - Patti Smith
  • Rockin' On The Bowery - Startoon
  • Beat On The Brat - Ramones
  • Down At The Rock and Roll Club (Alternate) - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
  • Once I Had A Love (aka The Disco Song) (1975 version) - Blondie
  • Orgasm Addict - Buzzcocks
  • Your Generation - Generation X
  • Oh Bondage Up Yours! - X-Ray Spex
  • Garageland - The Clash
  • Lightnin' Strikes Again - Dokken
  • Edge Of A Broken Heart (Album version) - Vixen
  • Freezing Moon - Mayhem
  • Gimme Chocolate!! - Babymetal
  • Touch Me I'm Sick - Mudhoney
  • Anaconda - Melvins
  • Jinx - TAD
  • Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Mark Lanegan
  • So You Want To Be (A Rock 'n' Roll Star) - Patti Smith Group
Related releases

Cream Puff War is taken from one of the following:

The demo version Pride Of Man was possibly taken from: Someone To Love was originally released on a single:
  • Single (Someone To Love / Free Advice), The Great Society, 1965
3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds was originally released on: Uncertain of the source of Coo Coo. It was originally released on a single:
  • Single (Coo Coo / The Last Mile), Big Brother & The Holding Company, 1968
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