Slow-burning, though fully-enthralling rock from Codeine – the great and short-lived early 90s band that paved the way for countless groups to come – given due respect as the icons they are by The Numero Group! Codeine is properly cited as a major precursor to groups like Low and other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Ouach Estalini" & "Maniche Aadouk" by Cheb Mami, "Another Brown World" by Coil, "Some Morning When The Moon Was Blood" by Current 93, & "Dervish Ceremonial – Music Of The Mevlevi" by Les Archives Sonores Sub Rosa. LP, Vinyl record album
Although Colosseum are probably best known as a hard rocking progressive band, they certainly had plenty of jazz touches – and this album spawned the great groover "Elegy", which has become something of a jazzy dancefloor classic over the years! Overall, the record's got some very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Cover has some wear, with pencil doodles on the front.)
Condello is Michael Condello – a pretty heady talent from the 60s who should have been huge, given the overall sound of this psych nugget from the time! Condello has this very sinister sort of vibe – folksy at the core, but electrified in really fuzzy, freaky ways – as if he ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pair of wonderful albums from British folkie Mike Cooper – both recorded for the Dawn Records label, in a really genre-breaking style! Places I Know blends Cooper's acoustic guitar and rootsy vocals with some very compelling arrangements from Mike Gibbs – the British jazz talent who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful set from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a record that's got a fairly folksy tone, but lots of jazzy currents as well! The set was issued on the seminal Dawn Records label – and really shows that imprint's commitment to the left side of the spectrum – as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those rock records that shouldn't have worked – Elvis ditched the pounding pop of his earlier post punk years for this one, replacing it with 80s synthesizer soul production and hired back up singers – but it works, thanks to Costello's pen being nearly as sharp as it ever was. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elvis Costello —
Trust ... LP Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ ...
Essential old school Elvis Costello from the peak years of the Attractions era! Trust is one of the earliest albums in which Costello started to shake the punkish roots off just a bit, adding a bit more of his sock soul influences into his patented power pop. Tracks include "Clubland", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Mystery Dance", "Pay It Back", "Alison", "Blame It On Cain", "Watching The Detectives", "Miracle Man", "Welcome To The Working Week", "Less Than Zero", and "The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with yellow back cover. Cover has a small rip near the opening.)
A psych masterpiece! Count Five only ever recorded this one album – an instantly powerful blend of fuzzy guitars, burn-out organ, and urgent rhythms that was as important to the sound of Northern California as early Love records were to the sound of LA! Titles include "Double Decker ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a small bit of pen near the top seam, a 2 inch split in the bottom seam and minor staining on back. Vinyl is clean, but plays with a short click on side 1, track 3.)
A wild, far reaching psychedelic rock kaleidoscope from Arthur Brown and his Crazy World! The sounds range from wailing organs and heavy drum backed bigness, to more of a tightly grooving r&b garage influenced trip as the core backdrop – with vocals ranging from falsetto freakouts to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has wear and a small name in pen on both sides.)
A really dreamy bit of sunshine pop from The Critters – probably known best for their minor hit "Mr Dyeingly Sad", but sounding even better here on this obscure second album! The record's got a very groovy feel overall – mostly written and totally produced by lead singer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing reissue of this now-legendary album – once a lost psych oddity, but a set that's gone onto make plenty of waves over the years! Song Of A Gypsy may well be one of the best self-issued psych sets from the American underground – a really well-written, well-recorded record that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download – and a great 16 pasge booklet too!)
An amazing step sideways for London's Zoot Money – a move from mod to psych, with a trippy quality that's quite different from his jazzy sound a few years before! The group's got legendary fame – not just for the shift in styles by Zoot, but also for the fact that it features key work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An interesting little record – with kind of a crossover California soul feel overall – recorded with Rene Hall arrangements that echo a few rootsy modes at times, mixed in with fuller orchestrations that step a bit back towards Jackie's earlier years on Imperial – a surprisingly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A timeless treasure from Dead Moon – a record that could have been made as far back as the late 70s scene in New York, or the mid 80s in the UK, or even in the recent American underground – but which stands as one of the key primal offering from this 90s Portland trio! The music wraps ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fresh discovery from pre-punk Motor City firebrands Death – who were not only pioneers of African American punk rock, they also pre-figured some best adrenaline-fueled underground rock of the next decade and more! Spiritual Mental Figures features ten raw demos from 1974-1976 – seven ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The mighty '69 self-titled set from Deep Purple – not as metallic or hard rock radio ready as their subsequent hit LPs – a deep effort that combined walloping intensity with a far flung blend classical element, proggy changes and bluesy rock! Deep Purple moved on to a much more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Deep Purple —
Fireball ... LP Warner, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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(Green label pressing, including the lyric insert. Cover has light wear.)
The birth of a legend, and easily one of the heaviest records to hit the mainstream in the late 60s! The album's got a sinister quality that you can hear on the first few notes – a low-end, rumbling approach that brings in a lot more fuzzy bass than other groups of the time had ever thought ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
A young Sandy Denny, singing with The Strawbs in the years before she left to join Fairport Convention! This material predates the fame of all involved, but represents a key point in the UK folk scene – a time when there was still a bit more influence from US modes of earlier in the 60s, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Tell The Truth", "Bottle Of Red Wine", "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad", "Got To Get Better In A Little While", "Let It Rain", and "Roll It Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Polydor.)
Derek & The Dominos —
Layla ... LP Atco, 1970. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
One of Eric Clapton's greatest moments – and a set that also features guitars from Duane Allman and organ from Bobby Whitlock! Recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios – and titles include "Layla", "It's Too Late", "Little Wing", "Have You Ever Loved A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Devo's second album didn't scare the bejesus out of 70s rock fans in the way of their agitpop masterpiece debut, and the group's mainstream salad days of "Whip It" were still another year or two away, but nowadays we wouldn't trade Duty Now For The Future for just about any post punk ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early art punk genius from Devo – the amazing underground material from the pre-WB years – when they were still Ohio college students! Hardcore Volume 1 features 4 track recordings made in the mid 70s, including some early versions of tracks they'd re-recorded later for their first ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early art punk genius from Devo – the underground material from the pre-WB years – when they were still Ohio college students! Hardcore Volume 2 features 2LPs worth of 4- track recordings made in the mid 70s – darker, creepier synth punk than what you're used to from Devo – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
By 1981, the gentlemen Devo had been up to their collective arse in irony since the early 70s, and having made a sizable fortune for the Brothers' Warner with the ultra-ironic "Whip It" the previous year, they took a sharp right turn into cranky sincerity. They did so on a wave of new ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the order form, bonus 7", and poster! Cover has a small sticker on back. Label has a name stamp.)
Shout ... LP Warner, 1984. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
The album's got a classical-styled cover image, but the work is plenty modern within – some great electronic grooves from the best years of the German new wave! Die Partei are a duo we'd rank right up there with Pyrolator and Der Plan – easily as playful as both of those great acts, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The long-overdue return of Din – a group missing from this planet for a quarter of a century – recently reformed and revived from the ashes of their California roots! The record's got a relatively vintage feel – from the cloud-swirling production on the guitars, to the sense of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing of 500 copies – done by Bruce Licher/Independent Projects.)