Some more groovy German electronica from Sonig and Thrill Jockey by Schlammpeitziger, aka Jo Zimmermann. Simplesongs brings together work from five different lps dating back to 1994, with some tracks mixed by Jan St. Werner of Mouse On Mars. Tracks include "Keine Sitar", "Elektronis ... read moreCD
Paul Simon's mid 80s landmark – a record that brought together Simon's unique voice and pop folk songwriting skill with South African, Chicano, zydeco other global musical styles – held together by some of the best songs Simon ever put together! With lesser material, this would feel ... read moreCD
Paul Simon —
Songwriter ... CD Legacy, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/2011. Used 2 CDs ....
One of the truly great albums from The Soft Boys – a masterpiece that skirts easy categorization, strolling from the post psych blues stomp, to angular post punk and skronky guitar pop – held together brilliantly by Robyn Hitchcock's wry, brainy and on this record, cynically humorous ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Sonic Youth —
Dirty ... CD Geffen, 1992. Used ....
Just Sold Out!
Sonic Youth's second set for Geffen and perhaps the SC album most burdened by expectations of the time – produced by Butch Vig and with a bigger, yet way noisier sound than Goo. The sound is straight up incredible – whether you'd want to credit Vig, mixer Andy Wallace or Sonic Youth ... read moreCD
Brilliant stuff from D Charles Speer & The Helix – elevating loose honky tonk and country rock into a boundlessly creative realm! The musicianship is excellent and confident, but as far from fussy as can be – and they have a way of effortlessly recalling decades of regional ... read moreCD
Alexander Skip Spence —
Oar ... CD Sundazed, 1968. Used ....
Great reissue! This one contains all of Skip Spence's hard to find 1968 solo album for Columbia – plus a huge amount of bonus and rare tracks. There's a total of 22 cuts in all – including "Cripple Creek", "Broken Heart", "War In Peace", "This Time ... read moreCD
Bruce Springsteen —
18 Tracks ... CD Columbia, 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ....
The first album from Steely Dan, and already a leading light in the world of 70s rock! The album's got a bit less of the polish of later years, but is still filled with gems – the kind of tunes that nobody ever seemed to pen before, and which few other groups could match later – ... read moreCD
The last album in the classic run of Steely Dan – the final taste we'd have of the group until their surprising revival in the 90s! Gaucho picks up beautifully where Aja left off – warmly produced with a deep undercurrent of jazz, but perhaps a bit more down to earth feel at times too ... read moreCD
Stereolab returns with another set of cheerful avant-pop, again working in separate sessions with John McEntire and Jim O'Rourke. The set starts with the vibe-heavy "Black Ants In Sound-Dust", and gets groovier from there with the danceable, hypnotic beats of "Space Moth", and ... read moreCD
Sure, it's the group's major label debut – but it's also a stunning pop album that blows away most of its generation! Instead of being swallowed in the maw of Warner Brothers, Stereolab take up the challengs of greater professionalism – and hone their skills to an impeccable edge, ... read moreCD
The early 70s glam masterpiece from T Rex – setting the standard for the sounds to come – and pop landmark status aside, it's probably the best album Bolan, Mickey Finn and the group ever cut! On Electric Warrior, T Rex resurrects the primitive spirit of the seediest rock of their ... read moreCD
Some of the most compelling grooves the Talking Heads ever recorded – a set that sparkles with imaginative touches, and railroads forward on a wave of complicated rhythms! The sound is brilliant throughout – a genre-less approach that sheds the group's earlier art nerd aesthetic for ... read moreCD
Marquee Moon set the bar too high in eyes of the avant rock/post punk literati – so Television's nearly as great, but not as revolutionary Adventure never really got its due. Regardless, this is an incredible album, and entirely essential, too! They had already broken all of the new ground ... read moreCD
Seminal work from this legendary group – lots of percussion, keyboards, and voice from Charles Hayward! Titles include "Testcard", "Horizontal Hold", "Not Waving", "Water", "Twilight Furniture", "24 Track Loop", and "Fall Of ... read moreCD
An incredible treasure from Throbbing Gristle – 24 hours of music, all served up in one beautiful package! The original set came as cassettes in a suitcase, but this CD version is even better – 24 CDs in a lovely fabric-covered box, complete with beautiful inserts too! CD
Titles include "Rock & Roll Stew", "Rainmaker", "Many A Mile To Freedom", "Hidden Treasure", and "Light Up Or Leave Me Alone". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Traffic Sound —
Lux ... CD Lazarus Audio, 1971. Used ....
The last album by Traffic Sound – one of the hardest rocking groups on Peru's ultra-hip scene of the late 60s! The set's from 1971, and it shows the group picking up some harder and heavier influences – really kicking out the jams on guitar, but also working in a style that's got ... read moreCD
The raw, blistering and still great debut of Uncle Tupelo – a band that played blue collar rock and folk songs with post punk and otherwise 80s underground bred intensity – a fairly simple combination that's as stunning now as ever! Given that the principal players would go on to long ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole. Booklet has a cutout hole.)
Velvet Underground —
Loaded ... CD Cotillion, 1970. Used ....
The end of the road for the Velvets – but also one of the group's longest-lasting legacies! The sound is tighter than on earlier albums, with a bit more of a somber post-fix approach to rock and roll – one that really points towards the direction Lou Reed would take in his own work, ... read moreCD
A slice of Velvet Underground that's almost as essential as the group's first few albums for Verve – material recorded during those years, but never issued at the time – finally put together in a legitimate package in the mid 80s, after years of circulating around as bootlegs! The ... read moreCD
One of the most far-out, freaked-out albums ever from the Velvet Underground – easily the most experimental set the group ever recorded! The album's awash in really unusual sounds and styles – from the sonic blast of the title cut "White Light/White Heat", to the 17 minute ... read moreCD
The debut of Tom Waits – a prettier, less gravelly-voiced and less knowingly seedy effort as the albums to come – and a set that's as tender as any that Waits would ever record! This is Waits in after hours yearning mode, still upright on a barstool or a piano bench, not yet having ... read moreCD
An early one from Waits – his second album – and a great one! Like the rest of his first few records, this is a kind of like a street-savvy, hipster cabaret affair, with less of the eccentricity that would reveal itself later in his career. Still a great record though, rendered with ... read moreCD
One of best ever albums by Tom Waits – the beginning of his gutbuckety, Americana Carnivalesque era of dreamlike sinister romance and lovelorn surrealism! The tin pan piano ballads and get pushed a bit to the wayside for Tom's more mysterious and poetic side, and this begins one of the great ... read moreCD
A cool compilation of earlier material – some nice lost bits, pulled together in one sweet little set! Titles include "Now I'm A Farmer", "Little Billy", "Glow Girl", "Put The Money Down", "Pure & Easy", "Long Live Rock", "N ... read moreCD