The band's first album – and probably still their best. Recorded in 1973, with a young experimental Fred Frith firmly in place. The group also includes Chris Cutler, Tim Hodgkinson, John Greaves, and Geoff Leigh – and titles include "Nirvana For Mice", "Teenbeat", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal Brit art rock from the mid 70's, from the band that featured Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Dagmar Krause, and Lindsay Cooper. Jagged, arty, and political, with tracks that include "War", "Living in the Heart of the Beast", and "The Long March". LP, Vinyl record album
US pressing of this early Henry Cow record. With the quintet lineup of Frith, Hodgkinson, Greaves, Cutler, and Cooper, and including "Bittern Storm Over Ulm", "Deluge", "Linguaphonie", and "Ruins". With a cool gatefold cover, and music that'll send you ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful batch of British folk tunes from Heron – and a really unique album that was actually recorded outside in a field – which makes for a very different sound! The music might be dubbed "acid folk", but it's got a slightly warmer, slightly redemptive quality – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited reissue is on heavy vinyl, with a bonus insert – and a replica of the band's original 7" EP too!)
The debut album from Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks – a brilliant little set, and quite possibly the truest realization of his subtle acoustic genius! The sound here is free from cliches that later got in the way with Hicks – and the album's a refreshing return to roots, but without any ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover and label have a name stamp.)
Three full albums from heavy rocker Bob "Catfish" Hodge – a great underground talent on the Detroit scene of the late 60s and early 70s – and one who recorded for the same Westbound label as Funkadelic! Hodge shares a lot with some of the best Detroit talents of the time ... read moreCD
Sublime girl group sounds from the great Lee Hazlewood – the complete recordings of Honey Ltd – an obscure Hazlewood project from the end of the 60s! The style here combines all the depths of Lee's own music with some of the sweeter Sunshine Pop sounds you'd expect from the cover ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sweet LP pressing – comes in a heavy jacket with a poster too!)
A great set of rare Canadian psych folk from the early 70s – rawly beautiful work that's way too good to have languished in the purgatories of general obscurity and collectors' hopes and dreams! Upon A Once Time is an all acoustic set, a good deal of it just Huckle's airy voice and guitar, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in a great paste-on sleeve – with insert. Limited to 500 copies.)
The second of the 2 great lost Canadian psych folk records by Huckle! Wild Blue Yonder expands a bit on the gentle acoustic songcraft of the earlier Upon A Once Time LP – still working in a largely acoustic mode, but with a more extroverted approach – with more percussion, some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in a great reproduction of the original sleeve – with a new insert. Limited to 500 copies.)
Human League —
Dare ... LP A&M/Virgin, 1981. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A masterpiece of synth pop – and a landmark album for the Human League! The record took the group from the Brit post-punk underground to the charts of the world – with a stark blend of noisy keyboards, spare beats, and Phil Okey's wonderfully flat and monotone vocals. And although the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool little album of instrumental work by the Human League – mostly pulled from sessions for their first few big hits, and remixed slightly by Martin Rushnet! There's a spare electronic groove here that's very nice – not nearly as dark as the group's first few analogue-heavy singles, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album that has Brian Hyland singing with some wonderfully full backings, and shifting between catchy teen numbers and more serious older ballads! Arrangements are by Allen Lorber and Bill McElhiney, and are well-suited to the more spacious modes of Hyland's vocals – that spread-out ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
These guys will forever be known for the jazzy grooving title hit – "Vehicle", a brassy driving number that seems as if it's always being used in some sort of car commercial (which must net these guys a lot of royalties!) – but which is usually mistaken by others for being the ... read moreCD
One of the wildest records of the early 70s – and it's still pretty darn hard to argue with the power of this one – even if the purists' issues with the production are nearly as legendary as the album itself! There's plenty of manic energy the original release mix – one that ... read moreCD
Ryoji Ikeda —
+/- ... CD Touch (UK), 1996. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Il Balletto Di Bronzo —
Sirio 2222 ... LP RCA/Lion, 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
A really stunning set from Il Balletto Di Bronzo – a group who clearly have the instrumental chops to take off in a proggish way, but really keep things interesting here by staying in a grittier, more straightforward groove! The power of the drums and guitars is wonderful – almost funk ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A madly trippy soundtrack, played by a pre-Can lineup that includes Irmin Schmidt on vocals and guitar, Holger Czukay on bass, and Jacki Liebezeit on drums! The tunes here are hardly what you might expect from a conventional 60s film score – and really rock out with the same sort of quality ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal early country rock from Gram Parsons and the International Submarine Band – cut soon before Gram jumped ship to the Byrds for the legendary Sweetheart Of The Rodeo LP! The one-and-only International Submarine Band LP is the first official full length album from Gram Parsons, and ... read moreCD
Hard riffing from Scotland's Iron Claw – a group who owe plenty to the best early work of Black Sabbath, but also take off nicely in their own direction as well! The guitar work is frenetic, the bass nice and fuzzy, and there's a sense of darkness that really comes through in the vocals too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy pressing, with bonus insert too, please note that there is a small score across the back of the LP sleeve – nothing major.)