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Good Shit, Vol. 2: Red Hot & Juicy Hits of the 60s

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A lot of these hits collections are a dime a dozen, but, if they are budget priced and put together with some care, they are well worth getting, even if you're picking it up to get that "one song". Good Shit does a pretty reasonable job. This volume (two) contains a wide variety of things, from the Turtles "She'd Rather Be with Me," Brenton Wood, "Gimmie Little Sign," and Bruce Channel's memorable, harmonica-driven "Hey Baby" among others. It's quite a desperate collection, but the highlight is the Vogues "Five O'clock World," which is a sweeping, atmospheric track that is alone worth the price of admission. It sounds like New York City. As a whole, it's a short, somewhat unfocused CD, but the sound quality is better than average, and Mark Humphrey's notes are excellent. As a budget CD, it's well worth it.

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