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.)
Steve Hillage —
L ... LP Virgin/Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ...
One of the best-remembered solo albums by Steve Hillage – a record that tightens things up a bit more from his debut as a leader, but which still keeps most of the best progressive elements nicely intact! Hillage has a bit more presence here as a star – but at a slightly fuzzy level ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare rock from the Japanese scene of the postwar years – but sounds that definitely have a universal appeal overall! Masaaki Hirao is way more than just a novelty remake of American rockers of the time – as he's got a sharp-edged sound that easily rivals the best we had to offer here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hired Hand Band —
Masks ... LP Rockport (Germany), 1983. Very Good+ ...
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!)
Human League —
Dare ... LP A&M/Virgin, 1981. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
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
A fierce set of Icelandic hard rock from the early 70s – a heavy power trio, and one with a sound that's as dark as you'd guess from the image on the cover! These guys work at a level that's nicely free from any posturing or cliche – and instead really focus on some tight (and at times ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Beautiful avant pop from Japan! We'd have a tough time classifying Imitation Of Life, so we'll go with Drag City's "progressive sci fi pop" description – and just add excellent to that! Eiko has a lovely singing voice and plays a lot of the instruments herself – piano, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We're sure you know the group from their mega-hit oldie title cut – a garagey tune with a very catchy hook – but you might also appreciate them for the soulful finish they put on other tracks on this set, clearly inspired by groups on Atlantic, and going for a blue-eyed soul approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty nice little record from blue eyed soul singer Cook E Jarr – baroque arrangements of soul hits and Tim Hardin tunes, done with a really strange vocal approach! Overall, the record's not as funky as some of Cook's legendary funky 45s – but there is one really great track, a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing, with deep groove, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, some light stains, an indentation on the opening, and a name in marker on the front. Label has some marker.)
Jefferson Airplane flying high in the late 60s – both a creative and commercial triumph for the band – balancing the tripped out adventurousness of their earlier work, with a more focused approach that brought them to bigger and bigger audiences! Front loaded with moodier, acoustic-base ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last studio effort from Jefferson Airplane – and an underappreciated gem! At this point, Airplane was on the descent, landing gear in place – with the foundations for band's one-time side projects Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna ready to relaunch as primary projects. That said, it' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early genius from these Bay Area stalwarts – one of the greatest rock records of its time! Surrealistic Pillow is the second Jefferson Airplane album, but they took a number of huge creative leaps in the 8 months or so between their debut record and this one. This one is where they're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great later album from Jefferson Airplane – done with an allstar roster of fellow counterculture heroes and late 60s icons in the studio – including David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Steven Stills, and Nicky Hopkins! It's an incredible mix of breezy harmonies and killer melodies, but those ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, including the insert. Cover has light wear.)
Beautiful acoustic work from Jellyfish – unreleased radio material from 1993, served up in a spare, simple style that really captures the group at their best! All the tuneful qualities of the work really comes through – with just a bit of keyboards and jangly guitar alongside the lead ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lost late 60s psychedelia from Doug Jerebine – recorded in London after leaving New Zealand and before a spiritual search that led him to India – buzzing, Hendrix-ian greatness that more than lives up to that lofty comparision! Jerebine plays all the guitar and bass here, with drums by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jethro Tull —
A ... LP Chrysalis, 1980. Very Good+ ...
Titles include "Aqualung", "My God", "Slipstream", "Locomotive Breath", "Wind UP", and "Mother Goose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Jethro Tull —
This Was ... LP Reprise/Chrysalis, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Funky bluesy flutey magic from The Tull – includes a wonderful version of Roland Kirk's "Serenade To A Cuckoo" – plus "My Sunday Feeling", "Dharma For One", "It's Breaking Me Up", and "Song For Jeffrey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later blue label Chrysalis pressing. Cover has a barcode sticker and promo stamp on the back.)