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Checkmate ... LP Buddah, Early 70s. Near Mint- ...
Split LP of bubble gum pop hits by these two Buddah groups (who were actually the same band, weren't they?). Includes all the big hits like "Green Tambourine", "Simon Says", "Rice Is Nice", and "Pop Goes the Weasel". LP, Vinyl record album
A killer record from Jeffrey Novak – an indefatigable character who leads the great, garagey Cheap Time as his main gig – but cranks out compelling stuff as a solo artist, too! Lemon Kid is just raw enough, tuneful as hell, and packed with really strong songs. He lives and breathes great garage, pop and psych songcraft, and it's pretty amazing that he can churn out records as great as this one, solo and with Cheap Time, as fastly and effectively as he does. Includes "Endless Repetition", "String Around The Waistband", "Night For Day", "Heritage Towers", "German Orange", "Losing Charm", "Pictures On A Screen", "Lemon Kind" and "Now And Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
What can we say? These guys are one of our guiltiest pleasures from the early 80s – a sweet little new romantic group, with touches of the jazziness that was showing up in some of the post-punk Rough Trade groups of the time. Nik Heyward's on lead vocals, not nearly as cloying as he was in his solo work – and the tunes are a bit silly, but pretty darn catchy, and handled with a compressed 80s approach to pop that's kind of a major label take on the Postcard sound. Titles include "Snow Girl", "Love Plus One", "Lemon Firebrigade", "Favourite Shirts", "Milk Film", "Surprise Me Again", and "Fantastic Day". LP, Vinyl record album
Early Bee Gees at their best – springing forth into the world of pop with a sound that's completely their own – and which grabs us right from the very first note on classic albums like this! The vocals are full, flowery, and sung in a style that's completely sublime – backed by a brilliant blend of simple acoustic elements and some fuller, ambitious arrangements that really make the whole thing soar – partly psych, fully pop, and put together with a thoughtfulness that's still compelling so many decades later! Titles include the classic "Massachusetts", plus "The Change Is Made", "Horizontal", "Harry Braff", "Lemons Never Forget", and "World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label pressing. Cover hasa few dots of marker on the front and , with light stain and a small rip in one corner on the back.)
A sublime second solo effort from Syd Barrett – and maybe his most perfectly-formed album ever! There's a sinister balance to the record right from the start – a gentle approach to the offbeat themes that is almost more unsettling than if the matter was undertaken more forcefully – weird little bits just tossed off by Syd as if they're really the ramblings of the madman promised on the cover of his first LP – almost with a deadpan quality that makes the whole thing even more unsettling with repeated listenings! Instrumentation is relatively lean – almost a folksy mix of acoustic guitar, electric, sullen bass, and some haunting keyboards – all as if someone picked apart Pink Floyd, then started to construct a rough sketch from the parts that lay scattered on the floor. The album's had an influence from psych through punk and many years beyond – and titles include "Baby Lemonade", "Gigolo Aunt", "Wolfpack", "Effervescing Elephant", "Winde & Dined", "Rats", and "It Is Obvious". LP, Vinyl record album