Galaxie 500 —
Today ... LP 20/20/20, 1988. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
The debut of the hugely influential Galaxie 500 – taking Velvets learned quiet drama and more jagged and terse influences from Joy Division and maybe a little early Jesus & Mary Chain, making them their own in a wonderful way – developing a sound that would establish long careers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
What can we say about this album that the rock literati hasn't already expounded on? Probably very little, but we can chime in with our agreement that this is without doubt one of best post-punk albums ever recorded! Spring-tight guitars, call-and-response vocals, and of course those terse, ... read moreCD
Quite possibly our favorite Gang Of Four album – and the one in which their funk approach really seems to work! The album's got a camp appeal that can't be denied – known famously for it's big post-disco hit "I Love A Man In Uniform" – but overall the whole thing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has remnants of a sticker on front.)
Brilliant mid 90s EP from pioneering Chicago avant rock greats Gastr Del Sol – essentially the duo of David Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke – with a percussion assist from John McEntire on a couple of the 5 tracks, and bass clarinet by Gene Coleman on "Eight Corners". Other titles ... read moreCD
Life after Peter Gabriel – with Phil Collins doing a surprisingly great job on vocals – free from all the tripe of later years! Titles inlcude "Dance On A Volcano", "Robbery Assault & Battery", "Ripples", "Trick Of The Tail", and "Mad ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)
Moody ambient synth explorations from M Geddes Gengras! Mood-wise, Ishi is a bit reminiscent of the benchmark electronic ambient experimental albums of the 70s, like Tangerine Dream, with 3 long pieces that start fairly calm and pastoral, with slow-building, thickening atmosphere, before easing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download, which also includes the additional 40-minute piece"Vigil".)
Really tremendous work from Lesley Gore – and just the sort of record to show that she's way more than just another girl singer from the 60s! The sound here is incredibly groovy right from the start – a mix not just of the romping arrangements of Claus Ogerman (in his best Soul ... read moreCD
Grateful Dead —
Live Dead ... LP Warner, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
The first album attempt to recreate the live Dead experience! Long jams as only Jerry and crew could play them – with cuts that include "Dark Star", "The Eleven", "Feedback", "Turn On Your Love Light", and "We Bid You Goodnight". LP, Vinyl record album
Margo Guryan —
27 Demos ... CD Franklin Castle/Oglio, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ...
Really wonderful work from Margo Guryan – an artist who was probably known more as a songwriter than a singer – especially for her groovy late 60s pop tunes! This package is heavy on those gems – presented in these great demo takes that are nice and stripped-down – often ... read moreCD
Man, these guys look weird on the cover – and they also sound pretty weird on the record, too – in this strange mode that really makes the album an unusual one all the way through! There's lots of dark phrasing on the guitars that really offset the whiteness of the cover – almost ... read moreCD
What can we say? These guys are one of our guiltiest pleasures from the early 80s – a sweet little new romantic group, with touches of the jazziness that was showing up in some of the post-punk Rough Trade groups of the time. Nik Heyward's on lead vocals, not nearly as cloying as he was in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's been quite a few years since we last heard from Half Japanese, and we're definitely overjoyed at what we're hearing here – music that's as powerful and personal as the group were back at their start! At some level, we're amazed at how strong these guys still sound – rawer than ... read moreCD
It's been quite a few years since we last heard from Half Japanese, and we're definitely overjoyed at what we're hearing here – music that's as powerful and personal as the group were back at their start! At some level, we're amazed at how strong these guys still sound – rawer than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited bone/blue splatter colored vinyl. Includes download!)