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New VariousButtons – Starter Kit (aka Yellow Pills) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
A reimagined version of the legendary Yellow Pills compilation on Numero – 20 songs from the original compilation, plus two bonus tracks, new liner notes, and lots of cool sleeve scans, photos, and more! Forget everything you know about rock music in the late 70s – all the punk rock and new wave that's been immortalized over the years – and get ready to discover a whole new world of power pop! At the time, the power pop underground was as important to some ears as the artier and angrier work coming out of the east coast and UK – and the power pop world was one that could co-exist a bit more peacefully with mainstream rock, while still offering a great opportunity for bands on various local scenes. The work here has echoes of more famous acts of the time – like The Cars, The Kings, or The Knack – but it's also got a bit more of a home-grown, punk rock edge – one that comes through beautifully in the guitar parts, vocals, and unabashed hooks of the tunes. The set's a follow-up to the original Yellow Pills set by zine publisher Jordan Oakes – and it delves deeper than even that one, with a real focus on work from the end of the 70s, and acts that never had great chart success overall. Titles include "High School" by Tommy Rock, "She's Hi Fi" by The Trend, "There Goes My Heart Again" by The Kids, "Not My Girl Anymore" by The Bats, "All I Want" by The Colors, "Domestic/Imported" by The Toms, "Sunshine USA" by Randy Winburn, "One In A Million" by Luxury, "She's The Girl" by The Tweeds, "Rave It Up" by Colors, and "Hey Little Girl" by The Kids. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousChinese Rocks – 60's Garage, Surf, Trash Rock & Roll A Go Go From Southeast Asia ... LP
Outhouse, 1960s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Not Chinese Rocks, ala Johnny Thunders – but a cool collection of Southeast Asian rock from the 60s – lots of jangle pop and garagey numbers that definitely owe a lot to the Anglo world of the time! Many of the lyrics are in English, and some of the tunes are covers – but these versions are definitely unusual ones – and really stand out with some of the rougher edges and odd instrumental twists – especially given that some of the best tracks on the set are instrumentals! There's plenty of fuzzy guitar, and most numbers sound a lot like more familiar Japanese takes on rock styles of the time – with titles that include "Steps Theme" by The Steps, "I Love A Go Go" by Shao Fong Fong, "Midnight Express" by The Fabulous Falcons, "Lies" by The Hi-Fi Twins & The Kings, "Bombora" by Blue Lake Combo, "Call My Name" by The Thunderbirds, "Shakin All Over" by Johnny Tan, and "Hey Girl" by The Siglap 5. LP, Vinyl record album
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Tandyn AlmerAlong Comes Tandyn (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sundazed, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold .... $19.99 21.98
A fantastic collection of unreleased material by mid-to-late 60s psych pop songwriter genius Tandyn Almer – who's probably best know for penning the eternally great "Along Comes Mary" for The Association – but we sure didn't know how great of a performer he was on his own! The 15 track record was cut for his publisher Davon Music, who circulated it to insiders at the time, looking to sell the songs – but what they should have done was found a label and released it. Fuzzy guitars, raw drums and great keyboards, excellent background harmonies – and the good-natured, melodic quality that attracted groups like the Association to Tandyn! Sundazed has long been a favorite source of rewarding 60s and 70s reissues, but they really deserve some bigger love for releases like this one – which is a first-ever commercial release. It feels like a complete, finished production for the most part – and not at all like a bunch of demos. Psych pop greatness! Includes "Find Yourself", You Turn Me Around", "Anything You Want", "About Where Love Is", "Face Down In The Mud", "I Get High", "Bring Your Own Self Down" (by The Purple Gang)", "Where Will They Go", "Sunset Strip Soliloquy" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Amboy DukesJourney To The Center Of The Mind ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. Very Good .... $11.99
Early work from Ted Nugent – working here as the searing lead guitarist of the mighty Amboy Dukes! The Nuge doesn't sing on the set, but his guitar is definitely in the spotlight on most numbers – ripping out with a rawness that beats his later superstar work, and which is free to freak out nicely in this set of psyche-heavy sounds from the Mainstream label at the height of their late 60s greatness. Side one features a number of shorter Nugent-penned tunes, and side two is a slightly more complicated offering – a bit of a concept piece, with tracks that form a story over the side of the record. Titles include "Flight Of The Byrd", "Mississippi Murderer", "Dr Slingshot", "Scottish Tea", "I'll Prove I'm Right", "Conclusion", "Why Is A Carrot More Orange Than An Orange", and "Ivory Castles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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AnnetteAnnette's Beach Party ... LP
Vista, 1963. Near Mint- .... $28.99
Annette sings songs from the film Beach Party – in which she starred – plus some other non-film numbers that round out the set, and make it a full album of vocal tracks, all done in a tight 60s girl pop mode. Titles include "Promise Him Anything", "Beach Party", "Treat Him Nicely", "Battle Of San Onofre", "Surfin Luau", "Pineapple Princess", "Swingin & Surfin", and "California Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some tape and peeling ont he spine, light wear, and a bit of pen on back.)

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AnonymousInside The Shadow ... CD
Machu Pichu, 1976. New Copy .... $11.99
The one-and-only record by Anonymous – a mid 70s Indianapolis group who only ever pressed up a few hundred copies – and now it's one of best and most desired private press gems of its time! It's got a great sound that bears the influences of some of the great California combos of the period – think The Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash & Young – with great lead and harmony vocals and brilliant acoustic guitar work. What's most remarkable is that their songs and performances live up to those groups – it really seems like the only thing that held them back was the lack of a big production budget, promotion and distribution. Talent-wise, they have the goods! A really solid, timeless set. Includes "Who's Been Foolin'?", "J Rider", "Up To You", "Shadow Lay", "Pick Up And Run", "We Got More", "Sweet Lilac" and "Baby Come Risin'". This first ever licensed re-release feature liner notes by Aaron Milenski of Acid Archives. CD

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AntenaCamino Del Sol ... CD
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy .... $12.99 15.98
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived French outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the early 80s – and were a real breath of fresh air in the post-punk years with their light and jazzy approach to the groove. As you'll hear in this set, Antena's style borrows a lot from the bossa, but also throws in some wonderful poppish touches – including jangly guitars recorded in a similar mode to some of the other French/European indie groups of the time, and a slight darkness in production that almost gives a Martin Hannett-like undercurrent to the whole set. The group's album Camino Del Sol has been lovingly reissued with a great set of notes, as well as a series of bonus tracks from an additional ep – making for a beautiful 14 track package that will really help you rediscover this nearly-lost group! Titles include "Sissexa", "To Climb The Cliff", "Camino Del Sol", "Bye Bye Papaye", "Noelle A Hawaii", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Seaside Weekend", "Frantz", and "Ingenuous". CD
Also available Camino Del Sol ... LP 18.99

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AntenaCamino Del Sol ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue).... $18.99 22.99
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived French outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the early 80s – and were a real breath of fresh air in the post-punk years with their light and jazzy approach to the groove. As you'll hear in this set, Antena's style borrows a lot from the bossa, but also throws in some wonderful poppish touches – including jangly guitars recorded in a similar mode to some of the other French/European indie groups of the time, and a slight darkness in production that almost gives a Martin Hannett-like undercurrent to the whole set. The group's album Camino Del Sol has been lovingly reissued with a great set of notes, as well as a series of bonus tracks from an additional ep – making for a beautiful 14 track package that will really help you rediscover this nearly-lost group! Titles include "Sissexa", "To Climb The Cliff", "Camino Del Sol", "Bye Bye Papaye", "Noelle A Hawaii", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Seaside Weekend", "Frantz", and "Ingenuous". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Camino Del Sol ... CD 12.99

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New Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $19.99
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the Cadet/Concept side of Chess – the same slice of the musical universe that gave us Rotary Connection and important productions from Charles Stepney! The sound here has some surprisingly soulful elements at times – especially the instrumentation, which features some great break moments that get nice and funky, and strands of soulful jazz and blues that really make the music way different than most other groups we can think of – or maybe a bit like a rare elite who shared such visionary territory with Archie Whitewater, such as Shades Of Joy on their first Fontana record. The keyboards and sax lines are as great as the drums – and the vocals have a melancholy undercurrent that's a really refreshing change from some of the overly-postured modes you'd get from other groups in 1970. Titles include the sublime sample cut "Cross Country" – but there's loads of other nice ones with the same stripped-down "Dusty Fingers" sort of groove – and other titles include "Life Is A River", "Home Again", "Lament For The Walking Dead", "Seacoast", "Country To the City", "Friends & Neighbors", and "Mist Of The Early Morning". LP, Vinyl record album

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Greg AshleyAnother Generation Of Slaves ... CD
Trouble In Mind, 2014. New Copy Gatefold .... $6.99
A pretty amazing record from this Texas up-and-comer – an artist who's got this way of bridging past and present, folk and rock, all with a timeless sensibility that could make this album at home in just about any record collection! The tunes are simple and stark, but have this really compelling vibe – almost that quality of Nikki Sudden in the mid 80s, when he really started writing some of his best material – the kinds of tunes that might have been mainstream classics from the album generation of the previous decade, but which were lost among the less-sensitive ears of the post-punk and indie crowd. The instrumentation is less jazz than you'd expect from the clarinet pictured on the cover – but that instrument does fit in the small combo sounds, alongside trumpet, piano, vibes, and Ashley's own guitar and bass – in ways that do occasionally have some jazzy colors next to more rootsy phrasing. Titles include "Misery Again", "East Texas Plain", "Brother Raymond", "Awkward Affections", "Bruises", and "Medication #7". CD

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AssociationComplete Warner Bros & Valiant Singles Collection ... CD
Warner/Now Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD .... $19.99
Mindblowing music from The Association – a heady double-length package that features every single the group ever cut for the Valiant and Warner Brothers label – which together make for an amazing evolution in sound! Although best remembered for their few soft rock hits, The Association were a hell of a group who never stopped growing back in the 60s – from sublime folksy harmonies at the start, to more complicated baroque pop as years went on, to some psych elements, and even a return to rootsier sounds they never had in the first place – always delivered with qualities that were head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries – and perfectly put together in the best LA studio styles, with help from giants like Curt Boettcher, Gary Paxton, Bones Howe, and others. The group also became quite skilled in the studio themselves – as you'll hear in the book's copious notes and comments from members themselves – all a perfect package for a set that features 37 mighty tunes that include "Six Man Band", "Goodbye Columbus", "Like Always", "No Fair At All", "Standing Still", "Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies", "Looking Glass", "Birthday Morning", "Makes Me Cry", "PF Sloan", "Just About The Same", "Traveler's Guide", "I Am Up For Europe", "Hear In Here",a nd "Forty Times" – not to mention some bigger hits! CD

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New AssociationStop Your Motor ... LP
Warner, 1971. Sealed .... $6.99
A very groovy album of tracks that sounds extremely different from the mid-60's hits by the Association, but which also still shows their genius for production and for sensitive interpretation of sweet pop material. The whole thing's a lot more sophisticated than some of their other records – with a bit of a jazzy feel in parts, and a complicated singer/songwriter sound in others. The album includes their great version of Jimmy Webb's "P.F. Sloan", plus the cuts "Silver Morning", "A Funny Kind Of Song", "The First Sound", "Seven Virgins", and the goofy "That's Racin". LP, Vinyl record album
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AthanorFlashback ... CD
Guerssen (Spain), 1970s. New Copy .... $16.99
A brilliant, first-time collection of the few rare singles ever recorded by north suburban Chicago psych folk group Athanor – plus some previously unreleased songs that are just as solid – and it might be our favorite rare rock discovery yet from the great Guerssen label! Most of the songs were recorded in the early 70s, and blend late 60s sunny psych and Brit Invasion inspired vocals, with a tighter melodic sensibility that pre-figures the power pop of underground heroes like The Shoes. The vocals are sweet and the songs are excellent, but they're also incredible musicians – with some great 12-string guitar, keyboards and effects in the mix that give it a unique edge, but don't bury the tunefuless one bit. We're not gushing over it because they're unsung hometown geniuses, either – this really, really good stuff! Includes "Graveyard", Inner Space", "Urizen", "I Don't Mind", "Habits", "Read Me", "Rock Me, Roll Me", "Hidden Monsters", "Wonder Why I'm Sick", "Like A River Flows" and more. CD
Also available Flashback (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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AthanorFlashback (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1970s. New Copy (reissue).... $25.99
A brilliant, first-time collection of the few rare singles ever recorded by north suburban Chicago psych folk group Athanor – plus some previously unreleased songs that are just as solid – and it might be our favorite rare rock discovery yet from the great Guerssen label! Most of the songs were recorded in the early 70s, and blend late 60s sunny psych and Brit Invasion inspired vocals, with a tighter melodic sensibility that pre-figures the power pop of underground heroes like The Shoes. The vocals are sweet and the songs are excellent, but they're also incredible musicians – with some great 12-string guitar, keyboards and effects in the mix that give it a unique edge, but don't bury the tunefuless one bit. We're not gushing over it because they're unsung hometown geniuses, either – this really, really good stuff! Includes "Graveyard", Inner Space", "Urizen", "I Don't Mind", "Habits", "Read Me", "Rock Me, Roll Me", "Hidden Monsters", "Wonder Why I'm Sick", "Like A River Flows" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl – and includes a nice insert with notes and historical info.)
Also available Flashback ... CD 16.99

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AvengersAvengers (180 gram pressing) ... LP
4 Men With Beards, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 18.99
The incendiary full length by The Avengers – their almighty, unjustly overlooked self-titled set (aka the Pink Album)! This is one of our absolute favorite Bay Area punk albums of any era – recorded in '77 and '78, but it went unreleased until 1983. We have no doubt that if this thing came out properly in '78 and got any kind of distribution, The Avengers could have built a massive legend – similar to the way X busted out of LA – and conquered punk fans the world over. Righteous, rage-filled, fearless and catchy – with one of great punk frontwomen in Penelope Houston. Do not dismiss this as just another 70s punk album. It's a masterpiece! Includes "We Are The One", "Car Crash", "No Martyr", "Desperation", "The Amerikan In Me", "Second To None", "Corpus Christi", "Uh-Oh" and more. 14 on all. LP, Vinyl record album
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Selda BagcanSelda (1979) ... CD
Turkuola/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1979. New Copy .... $15.99
Selda packs a heck of a punch on this late 70s set – a record that's still got all the wonderful elements of her previous three albums – that unique mix of folksy roots, protest themes, and nicely trippy production! Selda's holding an electrified version of the baglama on the front cover – and the instrument really sounds great on the tracks throughout – piercing with a punctuated sound that's almost like an electric sitar, but a more more straightforward – a perfect accompaniment to the rich, flowing lines of Selda's vocals. None of the tunes are in English, but there's a really universal appeal to the music – as Selda's the kind of singer that's so expressive, one hardly needs to know the lyrics to get the meaning of her tunes. Titles include "Ona Don", "Hele Yar", "Ayaginda Kundura", "Hizir Pasa", "Cendarme", "Izin Ize Benzemiyor", and "Sorsunlar Beni". CD

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Ginger Baker & African FriendsLive in Berlin Germany 1978 ... CD
Voiceprint (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $6.99
Officially sanctioned live material from Ginger Baker's archives – jamming hard in 1976 with his African Friends in Berlin – including Fela & Tony Allen! Baker lived and worked in Nigeria as far back as the early 70s, as famously documented in the classic Fela/Ginger Baker Live set from 1971 – and the friends found themselves together in Germany for this 1978 recording, with players including members of the Anikulapo Kuti family, Leke Benson, Nwokoma Ikem and others. Includes an epic 2 part jam, the 22 minute "Drum/Percussion Jam Part 1" and the 11 minute "Drum/Percussion Jam Part 2". CD

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New BandLast Waltz (3LP set) ... LP
Warner, 1978. New Copy 3 LPs (reissue).... $34.99 36.98
One of the most iconic rock and roll shows of all time – and quite famously, much more than than a final concert by an esteemed band – it's actually more of a rock, pop, folk, blues and soul summit, featuring The Band as the house band. This landmark live album has always been one of rock's more opulent releases – with appearances by Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Dr. John, The Staples and more. Includes "Theme From The Last Waltz", "Up On Cripple Creek", "The Shape I'm In", "Down In South New Orleans" with Bobby Charles, "Forever Young" with Bob Dylan, "I Shall Be Released (Finale)", "Rag Mama Rag", "Further Up The Road" with Eric Clapton, "Dry Your Eyes" with Eric Clapton, "Evangeline" with Emmylou Harris, "The Weight" with The Staples and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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BandLive At The Academy Of Music 1971 (4CDs/DVD) ... CD
Capitol, 1971. New Copy 4 CDs & DVD .... $98.99 109.99
An amazing treasure from the best years of The Band – a killer live set from the last few days of 1971 – one that features the group in great concert formation, working with some wicked horns arranged by Allen Toussaint! The album's got a sound that's maybe even more soulful than the group's studio classics – and contains wonderful workings of key classics, with some very spontaneous inflections – and some great bonus encore material with a stage appearance from Bob Dylan! This massive package features 4CDs with 56 tracks in all – two from the core live show, and then two more from the New Years Eve show of 12/31/1971 – recorded in the soundboard mix! Also features two rare film clips – and an audio DVD of the performance in 5.1 surround sound! The whole thing comes in a very cool book-like package, with lots of notes and photos – and titles include "I Shall Be Released", "Up On Cripple Creek", "The WS Walcott Medicine Show", "Life Is A Carnival", "Get Up Jake", "Rag Mama Rag", "Chest Fever", "The Rumor", "Smoke Signal", and "Don't Ya Tell Henry". CD

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New BandMusic From Big Pink (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1968. Used .... $5.99
The landmark first album from The Band – and along with the follow-up, it's among the greatest records of its time – which is all the more astounding given how independent of late 60s trends it is! Each member of The Band brings such inimitable textures – Garth Hudson's imposing organ grooves, Richard Manuel's aching tenor vocals, Rick Danko's voice and distinctive bass lines, Levon Helm's behind-the-beat drumming and the country wisdom of his voice, Robertson's guitar mastery – this really was THE Band. Includes "Tears Of Rage", "In A Station", "The Weight", "Long Black Veil", "Chest Fever", "Lonesome Suzie", "This Wheels On Fire", "I Shall Be Released" and more. CD

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Richard BarnesTake To The Mountains ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $12.99
Gorgeous pop from British singer Richard Barnes – a vocalist who'd previously worked in the harmony group Quiet Five, but who steps out here as a much more mature singer on his own! The backings are often lush and full, a bit in the Scott Walker mode of the time, but without as much overdone emotion – and Barnes brings a nicely subtle sense of drama to the proceedings, especially pumping up some of the better tunes here from other composers. CD features all the work from Barnes' full solo album in 1971, plus other tracks from singles – a total of 20 titles that includes "Take To The Mountains", "Woman Woman", "The Way I Feel", "Take My Hand For Awhile", "Mama", "It's Getting Better", "Homeward Bound", "Live Till You Die", "Maybe", "Tomorrow Never Comes", and "Could We Start Again Please". CD

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Beach BoysMade In California 1962 to 2012 (6 CD set) ... CD
Capitol, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 6 CDs .... $139.99 149.98
An insanely big batch of Beach Boys rarities – a set that features 60 previously unreleased tracks, in a bundle that includes 174 titles in all – packaged in an ultra-cool puffy-covered book! The book's style is meant to replicate a high school yearbook from the old days – a format that's quite fitting for the package, given that the collection documents the group's 50 years in music – with photos, archive material, yearbook-like inscriptions from the group members, and even a copy of Brian Wilson's handwritten high school essay "My Philosophy"! Most other tracks are unusual versions, different mixes, session tracks, alternates, and even lots of live material too – and the set's a true treasure for diehard fans like us – who often love the group most the farthest we get away from the hits. Unreleased tracks include "This Whole World (acapella)", "I Can Hear Music (live Maryland 1975)", "Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love", "You're Still A Mystery", "Goin To The Beach", "Sail Plane Song (2012 stereo mix)", "Amusement Parks USA (early version)", "I Get Around (mono with session intro)", "Surfers Rule (with session intro)", "It's Over Now (alt)", "Brian's Back (alt)", "Hushabye (BBC 1964", "California Feelin (demo)", "California Girls (lei'd in Hawaii version)", "Surf's Up (1967 version)", "Guess I'm Dumb (instrumental w/background vocals)", "It's About Time (live Chicago 1973)", "Runaway (live Chicago 1965 with concert promo intro)", "The Letter (Hawaii 1967 rehearsal)", "Wild Honey (live New Jersey 1972), "Home Recordings/Surfin Rehearsal Highlights", and plenty plenty more. Also features a "1966 Radio Spot", a "1964 Radio Spot", and other cool bits like that. CD

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Beach BoysThat's Why God Made The Radio ... CD
Capitol, 2012. Used .... $6.99
A surprisingly great comeback for The Beach Boys – working here with Brian Wilson at the production helm, in a mode that really recalls the glory of the group's post-Pet Sounds years! We'll be honest that we were initially cringing at the title – and expected the worst – but there's a compelling, charming quality here that comes not just from the group's well-crafted harmonies, or the sensitive and careful production – but also from the fact that these guys have aged a heck of a lot, and seem to bring a sense of humanity to the music they wouldn't have had before! It's almost like that early 20s moment when the Boys were starting to grow up and bringing a new sense of pain to their previous teen lyrics – but recast here in a post-middle age mode that's even more human and honest – yet somehow still served up with all the sweetness that's always made the group great! It's that mix of sweet sounds and bittersweet undercurrents that really makes the album shine – a balance that even Brian Wilson never managed to capture this well in some of his own solo projects over the past few decades. So our hat's off to the group (showing the same bald spot that most of them have too) – thanks for a nice album that includes the cuts "Shelter", "The Private Life Of Bill & Sue", "Think About The Days", "Isn't It The Time", "Pacific Coast Highway", "Summer's Gone", and "From There To Back Again". CD
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BeatlesBeatles – On Air – Live At The BBC Vol 2 ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. New Copy 3 LPs Gatefold .... $53.99 59.98
Just when you thought your Beatles collection couldn't get any bigger – out comes this amazing set with 37 tracks that have never been released before! As you might guess from the cover image, the focus here is on the early years of the Fab Four – and the package features rare BBC performances from 1962 to 1965 – offering up a much more vivid portrait of the initial years of The Beatles than just their studio albums. There's plenty of unique takes on famous tunes, plus some killer covers, and a few unusual entries too – and the package also features a number of spoken passages, with all the charm we've come to expect from the group in their press and film appearances of the time. Titles include "Beautiful Dreamer", "I'm Talking About You", "Glad All Over", "Lucille", "Anna", "Lend Me Your Comb", "Devil In Her Heart", "Sure To Fall", "Twist & Shout", "I'll Follow The Sun", "There's A Place", "From Me To You", "Happy Birthday Dear Saturday Club", "Memphis Tennessee", "Misery", "The Hippy Hippy Shake", and "I Got A Woman" – plus bonus interview tracks with each member too! LP, Vinyl record album

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New BeatlesLet It Be ... LP
Apple, 1970. Very Good Gatefold .... $14.99
A bittersweet farewell from The Beatles – a record that definitely shows the fracturing unity of the group, with lots of near-solo moments – but a set that also makes us really wonder what they'd have done with all this genius, had they managed to hold it together! There's great hints here of the solo work to come – especially from George Harrison and John Lennon – and the Phil Spector production really helps open up a new sound for the group. Includes the genius cuts "I Dig A Pony", "Two Of Us", "Across The Universe", "I Me Mine", "One After 909", "For You Blue", and "Let It Be". LP, Vinyl record album
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Beau BrummelsIntroducing The Beau Brummels ... CD
Autumn/Warner (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... $14.99
The first full album from The Beau Brummels – an early Autumn Records effort before their headier days at Warner – cut with a style that could well make the group a key force to stop the British Invasion of the 60s! There's a great sense of jangle-pop throughout – a slight twang that would later unfold in different ways in Bradley's Barn, but which here works to give the tunes this little sense of sadness amidst the warmer melodies – which themselves are particularly great, and much better-crafted than some of the other US groups of this nature at the time. The boys definitely borrow a bit from The Beatles (including a name that gave them placement right next to the fab four in the record racks) – but maybe they're also drawing on some of the folk harmony groups from the SF scene they called home, too. Titles include "Laugh Laugh", "Just A Little", "Oh Lonesome Me", "They'll Make You Cry", "Stick Like Glue", "Not Too Long Ago", and "I Want More Loving". Special bonus – the back cover features some wonderful early Warner prose by Stan Cornwyn! CD

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Big Star#1 Record/Radio City ... CD
Ardent/Fantasy, 1972/1973. Used .... $4.99
The 2 great albums by Big Star – back-to-back on CD! #1 Record is simply one of the best rock albums of the 70s – partly remembered as a defining moment in power pop, but to us there's a depth of emotion here that goes way beyond chords and choruses, and sinks into our very souls every time we listen to it! Indespensible Memphis rock, to say the very least. Titles include "Feel", "Ballad Of El Goodo", "In The Street", "The India Song", "When My Baby's Beside Me", "Give Me Another Chance", "Watch The Sunrise" and more. Radio City is also one of 70s rock's finest moments. With Chris Bell out of the picture, one could successfully argue the traits that it lacks from the first album, but this thing stands up as work of genius all its own – twith a raw, shambling immediacy to the songs that cut incredibly deep. Amazing stuff all around – totally indispensable! Titles include "O My Soul", "Life Is White", "Way Out West", "You Get What You Deserve", "Mod Lang", "She's A Mover", "Morpha Too", "I'm In Love With A Girl". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Big StarRadio City ... LP
Ardent/Fantasy, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99 17.98
One of 70s rock's finest moments – the second album from Big Star! With Chris Bell out of the picture, one could successfully argue the traits lacking from the first album, but this thing stands up as work of genius all its own – with a raw, shambling immediacy to the songs that cuts incredibly deep. Amazing stuff! Titles include "O My Soul", "Life Is White", "Way Out West", "You Get What You Deserve", "Mod Lang", "She's A Mover", "Morpha Girl", "I'm In Love With A Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jean Jacques Birge & Francis GorgeDefense De (180 gram pressing – with DVD) ... LP
GRRR Records/Fauni Gena (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $29.99
Some of the most incredible electric work we've heard from the 70s French scene – and a really unique little record that's somewhere between the avant compositional world of Varese and Stockhausen, and lots of the later industrial experiments in years to come! The duo play a range of cool keyboards – which seem heavily processed at some points, especially the noisy ones – most likely through primitive use of tape loops and feedback. Other moments are slightly tuneful, but still pretty abstract – and other instrumentation includes bits of alto sax, flute, guitar, and cello. Titles include "Le Reveil", "Pourrait Etre Brutal", "Crever", and "La Bulle Opprimante". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus DVD with nearly 6 hours of rare tracks – and the Jean Jacques Birge & Bernard Mollerat film La Nuit Du Phoque!)

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Black Randy & The Metro SquadDown At The Laundromat/Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (pink colored vinyl) ... 12-inch
Luv N' Haight, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 10.98
Raw punky electro funk from the LA scene of the late 70s – a single that definitely lives up to the image on the label! "Down At The Laundromat" is a dubby funk cut that is nicely tripped out – almost like one of those nuggets you'd find buried on side four of Sandanista, but maybe even a bit rougher overall! "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose" seems to be a cover of the James Brown classic – but it's played at a much faster pace, with frenetic guitars and keyboards – and this offbeat sax line that makes us feel like James Chance has suddenly gotten totally funky! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition pink colored vinyl with digital download.)

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Blind OwlBlind Owl (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strawberry Rain, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
A sweet folksy trio with a very personal feel – singing here on a set that was recorded in a Canadian basement in the early 70s, and hardly ever circulated at all! Yet the sound of the trio is anything but basement-like – very thoughtful, and with this amazing blend of melody and melancholy that almost recalls late work by The Beau Brummels at times, especially in the way the acoustic lines seem perfectly cast out of a small cycle of notes – then resonate with even more meaning once the lyrics come into the mix. Although only pressed initially as a hundred-copy run, this is one of those records that definitely should have put these guys on the map, had the group stayed together long enough – a perfect preservation of all the right elements of post-folk rock that were being sanded down in so many other corners by this point. Titles include "The Old Man", "Roads", "Lingering Dreams", "Spring Rain", "Nova Scotia Morning", and "Hooked On You". LP, Vinyl record album
(LP limited to 500 copies.)
Also available Blind Owl (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Blind OwlBlind Owl (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strawberry Rain, 1973. New Copy .... $11.99
A sweet folksy trio with a very personal feel – singing here on a set that was recorded in a Canadian basement in the early 70s, and hardly ever circulated at all! Yet the sound of the trio is anything but basement-like – very thoughtful, and with this amazing blend of melody and melancholy that almost recalls late work by The Beau Brummels at times, especially in the way the acoustic lines seem perfectly cast out of a small cycle of notes – then resonate with even more meaning once the lyrics come into the mix. Although only pressed initially as a hundred-copy run, this is one of those records that definitely should have put these guys on the map, had the group stayed together long enough – a perfect preservation of all the right elements of post-folk rock that were being sanded down in so many other corners by this point. Titles include "The Old Man", "Roads", "Lingering Dreams", "Spring Rain", "Nova Scotia Morning", and "Hooked On You". CD
(CD limited to 1000 copies.)
Also available Blind Owl (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Blood Sweat & TearsRare, Rarer, & Rarest (with Owl & The Pussycat) ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $11.99 12.98
A sweet sweet selection of work from Blood Sweat & Tears – and one we love especially because it features their incredible instrumental work for the film The Owl & The Pussycat! The CD offers up a whopping 15 tracks from the film, all instrumentals that have this totally great sound that's unlike anything the group ever did vocally – much more laidback, jazzy, and with lots of sweet Hammond in the mix – often bubbling next to some funky backings, and topped with some great solos on trumpet or tenor too! These cuts are really wonderful – often hidden in the scenes in the film, and later buried next to dialogue bits on the soundtrack album – but presented here for the first time in all their instrumental glory – and showing a real blacksploitation funk side of the group. CD also features some rare mono singles – "Blues Part 2", "More & More", "And When I Die", and "Spinning Wheel" – plus the unreleased track "M", and the very cool "Krakbergravningen". CD

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Blue CheerVincebus Eruptum ... LP
Philips, 1968. Very Good+ .... $39.99
Archetypal heavy rock from Blue Cheer – one of THE underground classics of the late 60s! Guitars are firmly, very jammingly in force – and the set's produced to perfection by the legendary Abe "Voco" Kesh. Powerful, fuzzed out, blues based fire at it's most forceful and exhilarating – ultimately setting the bar too high for the group, or altered versions of it, to ever again approach! Titles include their great cover of "Summertime Blues", plus "Doctor Please", "Out Of Focus", "Parchment Farm", "Second Time Around", and "All Night Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd US pressing in the textured cover, with "Owsley..." text on back.)

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Blue Jean Committee/FingerlingsMassachusetts Afternoon/Embrace Me ... 7-inch
Drag City, 2014. New Copy (pic cover).... $5.99
A pair of groovy tunes pitched as a split single featuring "lost" tunes by late 70s Massachusetts rockers Blue Jean Committee and early 80s Brit synth pop combo Fingerlings – but it's actually a fun couple of tunes by Fred Armisen! You don't need us to tell ya that Fred's a brilliant musical comic, given his SNL and Portlandia genius. These 2 tunes are silly and believable at the same time. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Colin BlunstoneEnnismore (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $36.99
The second solo album by ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone – filled with amazing tracks that are perfect for his godlike voice! The production's a bit fuller than the string-quartet/piano sound of One Year – but the musicians still include most of Colin's old buddies from the Zombies, and Chris White and Rod Argent produced the album as well – coming up with some great inflections that really send home the gentle hooks of the album's tunes! Blunstone's vocals are as magnificent as always – breathily beautiful without sounding cheesy – which is a very fine distinction here, and one that keeps the album far from other adult pop of the time. Tracks include "I Don't Believe In Miracles", "How Wrong Can One Man Be", "Andorra", "Time's Running Out", and "How Could We Dare To Be Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album

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Colin BlunstoneOne Year (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic/4 Men With Beards, 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99 21.98
Amazing solo work from ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone – his first album after parting ways with his former group – and one of our favorite albums of all time! Blunstone's vocals were already amazing in The Zombies – especially near the end – but this set takes things even further, by blending his sublime lyrics with spare arrangements that often just feature simple string passages and warm piano parts – subtle accompaniment that leaves Colin strongly in the lead! The songs are wonderful – penned to recall the changes and issues of the year after the parting of the group – with plenty of help from old buddies Rod Argent and Chris White too. There's never been another record like this again, and there never will be – one of the true treasures of the greatest generation of music! Titles include "Let Me Come Closer To You", "I Can't Live Without You", "Smokey Day", and "Say You Don't Mind" – plus a fantastic cover of "Misty Roses", and the more rocking "She Loves The Way They Love Her". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bonniwell Music MachineBonniwell Music Machine (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD .... $22.99
An amazing second chapter for The Music Machine – working here with the last name of leader Sean Bonniwell in their name – in a groove that's even weirder and wilder than before! The group take on an odd new sound here – still the heady brew of fuzz and Hammond on their original garagey recordings from LA – but with a mode that also really lets Bonniwell's offbeat character come to the forefront – both in the odd lyrics, and his stark presentation in the lead – a Sunset Strip sense of personality that's almost up there with Kim Fowley at times! The record's definitely one of the weirder, more edgey sides cut for Warner Brothers in the mid 60s – and titles include "Astrologically Incompatible", "Double Yellow Line", "The Trap", "Soul Love", "Bottom Of The Soul", "Me Myself & I", and "The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly". CD features an insane 49 tracks in all – the full 14 track album, other Warner singles, and demos and rare material that includes solo tracks by Sean Bonniwell too! CD

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BoogarinsAs Plantas Que Curam ... CD
Other/Fat Possum, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $11.99 15.99
Melodic psych fuzz grooves from Boogarins – hailing from Goiania, Brazil The group is primarily the duo of Fernando Ameida and Benke Ferraz – who are still in their late teens on this record, but they're clearly old souls – as they carry the spirit of the past 40 years of psychedelic guitar pop from Brazil and other Latin American regions. It's truly timeless stuff! We're obviously eternal lovers of Brazilian music at Dusty Groove, but we're not biased at all when it comes to the psych strains. We wouldn't stump for this so strongly if we weren't true believers. It's the real deal! Titles include "Lucifernandis", "Erre", "Infinu", "Despreocupar", "Hoje Aprendi De Verdade", "Fim", "Doce", "Eu Vou", "Cancao Perdida" and "Paul". CD

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Boston SpaceshipsOut Of The Universe By Sundown – Greatest Hits Of Boston Spaceships ... LP
Fire (UK), 2012. Very Good+ .... $11.99
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David BowieYoung Americans ... CD
Virgin/Ryko, 1975. Used .... $7.99
A brilliant soul album! That's right, we said SOUL album! Bowie was at the height of his Ziggy Stardust fame when this one was recorded – a drastic left-turn in styles, forged during a point in his American tour when he could take a break, head to Philly, plug in at the Sigma Sound Studios, and come up with some fantastic little soul tunes, thanks to help from Luther Vandross! The album sparkles with the best sound of Luther's early work – and you'll hear more than a bit of Luther's work on his own, and his tunes with Gregg Diamond on the set. Features the sublime tracks "Win", "Fascination", "Right", "Somebody Up There Likes Me", and "Can You Hear Me" – as well as the hits "Young Americans" and "Fame". CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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Brady BunchKids From The Brady Bunch ... LP
Paramount, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
The Brady Kids (plus a gaggle of professional studio ghosts, natch) lay out a couple of their hits from the show – and several covers of lightweight hits of the the early 70s for this agreeable batch of Grade A 70s camp! Beneath the topical amusement of these records are some pretty agreeable versions of these 70s hits. Plus, who needs those VH1 shows full of bad one-liners from pseudo celebs when you can play that game yourself with the real deal! Tracks include "Drummer Man","It's A Sunshine Day", "In No Hurry", "Playin The Field", "Love Me Do", "Keep On", "Candy", "Saturday In The Park", "Ben", and "You Need That Rock N Roll". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy BraggLife's A Riot With Spy Vs Spy (30th Anniversary Edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Go! Discs/Cooking Vinyl, 1983. New Copy .... $13.99 14.99
The record that first made us fall in love with the music of Billy Bragg – a really unique set of tunes, especially for its time – music that's both personal and political, and delivered with just a voice and electric guitar! Billy's spare style was a stark contrast to the bolder modes of the punk and post-punk years – but it carried its own special power, too – as unfettered, Bragg is able to come across clearly and powerfully – at a level that really hammers home the strength and sentiment of his tunes. Titles include "To Have & Have Not", " A New England", "The Man In The Iron Mask", "Lovers Town Revisited", "The Milkman Of Human Kindness", and "The Busy Girl Buys Beauty". This version also features a full bonus live recording of the whole original album – done on the 30th anniversary in 2013! CD

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Billy Bragg & WilcoMermaid Avenue Vol 2 ... CD
Elektra, 2000. Used .... $4.99
The second volume in Billy Bragg & Wilco's Mermaid Avenue series – dedicated to bringing to life unfinished Woody Guthrie tunes – thanks to Woody's daughter Nora inviting them to work with Guthrie's lyrics, penned throughout his life, but never finished as recorded songs. Bragg's take is straight-forward, strong-voiced folk, and Wilco takes creative twists and turns with their versions, making for a compellingly diverse bunch of songs. Includes "Airline To Heaven", "Feed Of Man", "Hot Rod Hotel", "I Was Born", "Remember The Mountain Bed", "Meanest Man", "Somebody Some Morning Sometime", "Joe DiMaggio Done It Again", "Blood Of The Lamb" and more. CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)
Also available Mermaid Avenue Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP 39.99

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Billy Bragg & WilcoMermaid Avenue Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Elektra, 2000. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold .... $39.99
The second volume in Billy Bragg & Wilco's Mermaid Avenue series – dedicated to bringing to life unfinished Woody Guthrie tunes – thanks to Woody's daughter Nora inviting them to work with Guthrie's lyrics, penned throughout his life, but never finished as recorded songs. Bragg's take is straight-forward, strong-voiced folk, and Wilco takes creative twists and turns with their versions, making for a compellingly diverse bunch of songs. Includes "Airline To Heaven", "Feed Of Man", "Hot Rod Hotel", "I Was Born", "Remember The Mountain Bed", "Meanest Man", "Somebody Some Morning Sometime", "Joe DiMaggio Done It Again", "Blood Of The Lamb" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mermaid Avenue Vol 2 ... CD 4.99

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Billy Bragg & WilcoMermaid Avenue Vol 3 (180 gram pressing) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Elektra, 2000. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold .... $39.99
The third volume in the Mermaid Avenue series – in which Billy Bragg and Wilco see unfinished Woody Guthrie songs to fruition – utilizing Guthrie lyrics, supplied by Woody's family. It's another stylistic mix of Billy Bragg's on point style, and Wilco's stylistic liberty – and both styles again reap strong results. Titles include "Bugeye Jim", "When The Roses Bloom Again", "Gotta Work", "My Thirty Thousand", "Go Down To The Water", "Union Prayer", "Tea Bag Blues", "I'm Out To Get" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy Britten & The RegentsLong Gone Baby – Complete Singles 1962 to 1967 ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Early Brit beat work from Buddy Britten & The Regents – a group with a very Buddy Holly look on the cover of the set, and a sound that definitely lives up to that image too! There's a nice jangle to most of the guitar lines here – kind of that early Merseybeat mode that was so influenced by US work of a few years before, but starting to take things in a new direction too – especially once the singles here get into the few later years – and have a more complex approach to melody and rhythm. The set features Regents work led by Britten, plus some solo material under the name of Simon Raven – 27 titles that include "I'll Cry No More", "Money", "My Pride My Joy", "She's About A Mover", "Right Now", "Jailer Bring Me Water", "Don't Spread It Around", "Daily Situation", and "Empty Beaches Cobbled Streets & City Walls". CD

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Brotherhood/Friend SoundComplete Recordings (Brotherhood 1968 /Brotherhood 1969/Joyride) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1968/1969. New Copy 2 CDs .... $19.99 21.98
A trio of great late 60s RCA albums on a single set – the first two from The Brotherhood, and one more from the related Friend Sound! First up is the first album ever from The Brotherhood – an offshoot of Paul Revere & The Raiders, filled with some of that group's greatest early players! The core of the group features Drake Levin on guitar, Phil Volk on bass, and Mike Smith on drums – romping with the kind of raw, party-styled energy they brought to their work with their previous group – but at a level here that's way more heady, and definitely shows a stronger influence from psych! Tunes are still plenty catchy, but have some weird undercurrents too – in a cool Sunshine Pop sort of style – and the range of instrumentation is nicely fresh, and even a bit richer than usual for this sort of record. Titles include "Somebody", "Pastel Blue", "Close The Door", "Seasons", "Love For Free", "Lady Faire", and "Ice Cream". 1969's The Brotherhood is an even tighter set than the first album from the group – and one that has the group really finding a way to tap into their older garagey roots, while still keeping plenty of fuzz and psych intact! The drums are great – that powerful punch that Mike Smitty Smith always brought to his earlier pop work – but the themes are moodier, and the guitar nicely trippy, while still staying tight – sometimes with a bit more strut than we ever would have expected from these guys. The album features a few surprising covers – like "California Dreamin" and "Rose Garden" – plus nice original tracks "Deep Blue Sea", "Love Sketch", "Destination Unknown", and "Don't Let Go". But most amazing here is the Friend Sound album – an offshoot project recorded between the two Brotherhood albums – a wild batch of instrumental psychedelia – with plenty of avant garde touches thrown in! This is the sort of record that always restores our faith in major labels – and it makes us realize that no matter how many Elvis Presley albums RCA was selling in the 60s, there was also room to put out odd little record like this one. The enigmatic Friend Sound sound like a loose collective of hippie jazz musicians – playing flute, organ, guitars, percussion, piano, recorder, shovel (shovel?), finger cymbals, and just about anything else that seemed to be handy – and they had a style that was kind of like free-jamming jam band work – almost like the band and the engineers took a bucketful of drugs – so many that they got really mellow and dark – then went into the studio to cut a tripped-out album of instrumentals. The whole thing comes across with the same "anything goes" spirit of the NY 60s underground film scene – but with none of the silliness of bands like The Fugs – and it's that kind of energy that makes us love this one. Titles include "Childhood's End", "Lost Angel Proper St", and "The Empire Of Light". CD

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Bubble Gum MachineBubble Gum Machine ... CD
Senate/Rock Beat, Late 60s. New Copy .... $11.99 12.98
A sweet 60s pop group that definitely lives up to its name, but one that also has a surprisingly soulful undercurrent too! The leadoff cut – "Wha Cha Gonna Do For Me Now" – has a killer break at the start, and a pretty groove groove all the way through – and is arranged by Joe Renzetti, who handled some of the best upbeat tunes on the record! The group sports both a male and female singer – and the male vocalist has a really great quality that's on the rougher edge of the spectrum, but also in that mode of southern singers who'd also copy some soulful inflections in their style. Less all-out sunshine pop than this sort of set from the LA scene, but with some similar flourishes at points – on titles that include "The Love Of A Woman", "A Song That Never Comes", "For What It's Worth", "No Love To Be Found", "I Wonder", and "I Wouldn't Be Lonely Anymore". CD
Also available Bubble Gum Machine ... LP 17.99

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Bubble Gum MachineBubble Gum Machine ... LP
Senate/Rock Beat, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $17.99 18.98
A sweet 60s pop group that definitely lives up to its name, but one that also has a surprisingly soulful undercurrent too! The leadoff cut – "Wha Cha Gonna Do For Me Now" – has a killer break at the start, and a pretty groove groove all the way through – and is arranged by Joe Renzetti, who handled some of the best upbeat tunes on the record! The group sports both a male and female singer – and the male vocalist has a really great quality that's on the rougher edge of the spectrum, but also in that mode of southern singers who'd also copy some soulful inflections in their style. Less all-out sunshine pop than this sort of set from the LA scene, but with some similar flourishes at points – on titles that include "The Love Of A Woman", "A Song That Never Comes", "For What It's Worth", "No Love To Be Found", "I Wonder", and "I Wouldn't Be Lonely Anymore". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bubble Gum Machine ... CD 11.99

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Peter BuckI Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again ... LP
Mississippi, 2014. New Copy .... $14.99
A second dose of solo weirdness from Peter Buck – whose best known, of course, as guitarist and co-founder of REM – but he's been a lot of cool and interesting stuff with the Minus Five, The Baseball Project and more in the post REM years – and we admire the heck of his freewheeling solo stuff, too! This one's filled with skronky blues rockers and poetic acoustic tunes alike, with lots of dissonant guitars and unpredictable twists and turns. Other players include Scott McCaughey and other frequent collaborators and special guests. Includes "Ride That Road", "My Slobbering Decline", "Life Is Short", "Southerner", "Here In Heaven", "(You Must Fight To Live) On The Planet Of The Apes", "Welcome To The Party", "Drown With Me", "West Of Sunset", "Roswell" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl only release! Appears to be autographed.)

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New Buffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield Again ... LP
Atco, 1967. Very Good+ .... $16.99
Titles include "Mr Soul", "Sad Memory", "Hung Upside Down", "Good Time Boy", "Rock & Roll Woman", "Broken Arrow", "A Child's Claim To Fame", and "Expecting To Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Bottom seam has a small center split.)

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Lori BurtonBreakout ... CD
Mercury/Rev-Ola (UK), 1967. New Copy .... $6.99
A lost girl group classic from Lori Burton – of the sort that was enough to make Phil Spector quake in his boots! Lori first came to fame with the classic "Nightmare", issued under the name of her group The Whyte Boots, and done in a Shangri-Las-like style that mixed equal parts drama with pop. This soaring set followed that one – and has Burton writing and producing all the material with partner Pam Sawyer, and getting a nice bit of Mercury polish on the arrangements from Leroy Glover. And while the core sound is clearly a twist on the girl group sound of the 60s, there's also a sense of deepening maturity here – with echoes of Dusty Springfield, and some of the more adult-leaning singers of the time. But what really gets us here is the overall sound of the set – as the instrumentation is often echoing out in "wall of sound" madness, but deviates a lot from Spector's initial approach. We're not sure if it's Burton, Sawyer, or Glover we've got to thank for this – but there's some tremendous touches here that make the album a sonic delight throughout! CD features the original Whyte Boots recording of "Nightmare", plus "Gotta Make You Love Me", "Since I Lost Your Lovin", "Love Was", "There Is No Way", "Bye Bye Charlie", "Let No One Come Between Us", and "Gotta Get Over You". CD

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Butterfield Blues BandButterfield Blues Band Live Vol 2 ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy .... $11.99 12.98
A smoking live set from the Butterfield Blues Band – and like all the group's work, as much of a jazz and soul album as a blues one! Butterfield drew his inspiration from the Chicago bluesmen, it's true – but his style also has plenty of echoes of New Orleans soul, Memphis R&B, and other strands of American work – in a mode that's quite similar to some of the changes that were going on in the British beat group scene at the end of the 60s. The lineup here features some really nice touches on sax from Trevor Lawrence and Gene Dinwiddie – and the live setting only seems to loosen all the players up even more than usual, and let them hit a few nice funky moments. Titles include "Losing Hand", "Gene's Tune", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "All In A Day", "Except You", and "Love March". CD

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Butterfield Blues BandOriginal Lost Elektra Sessions ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1964. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
Massive lost work from the Butterfield Blues Band – recorded in 1964, quite early in the group's career – but a set that already has them hitting hard with a really powerful sound! The recording quality and overall sound is nice and rough – a gritty groove that's more closely linked with the Chicago roots of the group than some of their later recordings – and the harmonica work of Paul Butterfield is really amazing – nicely distorted at times, almost in a fuzzy psych way – and matched by some excellent work on guitar from both Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield – the latter of whom also handles Hammond and piano too. Titles include "Nut Popper 1", "Lovin Cup", "Our Love Is Driftin", "Take Me Back Baby", "Help Me", "Just To Be With You", "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", and "Goin Down Slow". CD

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John CaleHelen Of Troy (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Culture Factory (France), 1975. New Copy .... $14.99 18.99
One of John Cale's greatest moments as a solo artist – a wonderfully dark record that also features lots of great guitar from Chris Spedding, plus electronics from Brian Eno too! There's a stark, flat tone to Cale's lyrics here – a quality that almost echoes some of Eno's albums from around the time, especially the first two – but which takes on some shapes and phrasing that are definitely in the spirit of John's larger body of work too. But man, there's some very spooky bits here – even where you wouldn't expect them – that sense of surprise that Cale could always bring to sweeter moments with the Velvet Underground, re-focused here wonderfully for his own needs. Titles include "Cable Hogue", "Engine", "Save Us", "My Maria", "I Keep A Close Watch", "Helen Of Troy", and "Sudden Death" – plus a cover of Jonathan Richman's "Pablo Picasso". CD
(Limited edition.)

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CalifoneStitches ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99
Chicago's great avant roots heroes Califone have been at it for well over a decade, and they have yet to put out record that isn't a quiet treasure! Stitches is, what, their eighth album? It's another gem! There's always been something of a southwestern mood to Califone's ouvre, and this one was actually recorded in TX, CA and AZ, so that's more befitting than ever. But it sounds like no one but Califone, with songs that are as accessible as anything they've done to date. Brilliant stuff! Includes "Movie Music Kills A Kiss", "Stitches", "Frosted Tips", "Magdalene", "Bells Break Arms", "Moonbath, Brainsalt, A, Holy, Fool", "Moses", "A Thin Skin Of Bullfight Dust", "Turtle Eggs/An Optimist". CD

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Jo Ann CampbellAll The Hits – Her Complete Cameo Recordings ... CD
Cameo/Real Gone, Early 60s. New Copy .... $15.99 16.98
The complete Cameo Recordings of Jo Ann Campbell – a really unusual singer who first popped up in the earliest days of rock n roll, and who's working here at sort of a second chapter of her too-short career! The style is a mix of older rock and country modes with a tighter 60s sense of girl pop – never too over the top or gimmicky, but often using electric bass to punctuate things strongly at the bottom – bringing a sense of syncopation that keeps Jo Ann grooving a bit, even on the ballads. The presentation echoes some bigger Nashville moments of then-recent years, but the presentation is definitely in the pop mode of the Cameo label – as you might guess from the "hits" in the title. Cuts include "Little Miss In Between", "Wolverton Mountain", "It Keeps Right On A Hurtin", "Things", "Devil Woman", and "You Don't Know Me". CD adds in 7 more bonus tracks, 2 unreleased – with titles that include "Sloppy Joe", "Patches", "Ain't It Funny What A Fool Will Do", "Waitin For Love", and "Mother Please". CD

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Captain BeefheartBluejeans & Moonbeams ... LP
Mercury, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A bit of a notorious record in the good Captain's career, cut in the transition between the original Magic Band and the fine later lineup that was responsible for the excellent LPs on Virgin. The sound is pretty spare, and without the mindbending twists and turns that Beefheart had made his trademark up to this point, and as such, is more of a straight blues and rock record. Van Vliet still sounds great, croaking his idiosyncratic lyrics in his own bad to the bone manner. 9 tracks in all, including "Party Of Special Things", "Same Old Blue3s", "Observatory Crest", "Pompadour Swamp", "Captains Holiday", "Rock N Roll's Evil Doll", "Further Than We've Gone", "Twist Ah Luck" and "Bluejeans & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album

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Amon Duul IIPhallus Dei ... LP
1969. New Copy (reissue).... Around April 29, 2014
Classic early material from these godfathers of the German prog scene – 1969's Phallus Dei – the first LP from the "II" grouping of the Duul commune! Phallus Dei emcompasses everything from free jazz, to spiraling psychedelia, outright space jams, with their trademark oddball vocal flourishes. A pivotal moment of late psychedelia and early prog! Includes the side long, 20+ minute masterpiece "Phallus Dei", plus "Luzifers Gholom", "Kanaan", "Dem Guten, Schonen, Wahren", and "Henriette Krotenschwanz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brady BunchMeet The Brady Bunch ... CD
1972. New Copy .... Around June 18, 2014
One of several records the Brady Kids released in the early 70s – Meet The Brady Bunch finds the inescapable kitsch comedy kiddies tackling a pretty surprising collection of period hit singles! What's endearing about this particular album is that Paramount Records gives the impression that they wanted the Brady's to be taken seriously as musicians – with a title that begs a comparison to the Beatles, and head shots and a group photo elegant framed in B&W and soft color. Don't act like your not tempted! Tracks include "We'll Always Be Friends", "Day After Day", "Baby-I'm A Want You", "I Believe In You", "American Pie", "Me And You And A Dog Named Boo", "Ain't It Crazy", "We Can Make The World A Whole Lot Brighter" and more. CD

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New Jack BruceSongs For A Tailor ... LP
Atco, 1969. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
A wild batch of jazz rock tunes – recorded by ex-Cream bassist Jack Bruce, along with a host of like-minded luminaries that include Chris Spedding, Harry Beckett, Dick Heckstall-Smith, and John Hisemann. Unlike Bruce's first solo album – Things We Like – which was an all-jazz outing, this album features Bruce singing as well, and an overall approach that has more of a rock-based song structure – yet still many of the expansive styles embraced by the Brit jazz rock generation of the time. Titles include "Rope Ladder To The Moon", "Theme For An Imaginary Western", "Tickets To Water Falls", and "The Clearout". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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John CaleSlow Dazzle (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Culture Factory (France), 1975. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Dazzling work from John Cale – exactly the kind of record that shows why his solo years were so great! The record's got this unusual vibe – on one hand, it's put together like a more conventional rock set of the time – but on the other, it's got strange dark currents that run through the whole thing in very weird ways – a bit like some of the Roxy Music edges from the early years. No surprise, both Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera contribute strongly to the set – but the energy of the record definitely comes from Cale's great songwriting and offbeat vocals – and his great ear for a weird-sounding tune. Titles include "Mr Wilson", "Rollaroll", "Ski Patrol", "Guts", "The Jeweller", and Cale's famous version of "Heartbreak Hotel". CD
(Limited edition.)

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New FishboneFishbone (colored vinyl) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Asbestos, 1985. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
Punk meets ska in the first wave of American acts to follow on the Two Tone revival. 6 tracks on this debut, more of an EP than an LP, including "Ugly", "Another Generation" "? (Modern Industry)", "Party At Ground Zero", "VTTLOTFDGF" and "Lyin' @ss B!tch". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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