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 moreCD
Dinosaur Jr —
Bug ... CD SST, 1988. Used ...
Classic late 80s underground rock from Dinosaur Jr – creaky, emotional vocals and blazing, yet raw guitars – you can definitely hear in this record the sound that was going to bust into the mainstream in a huge way several years later. It's pretty amazing to think that what Dino Jr was ... read moreCD
Really great work from Ned Doheny – an overlooked talent on the LA scene of the 70s – one who had the tightest, smoothest touches of the best of the AOR generation – but a surprising undercurrent of soul as well! Ned's got that unique blend we find in a rare few artists from the ... read moreCD
Albums include "The Doors", "Strange Days", "Waiting For The Sun", "The Soft Parade", "Morrison Hote/Hard Rock Cafe", "LA Woman" and the bonus disc "Essential Rarities, The Best Of The '97 Box Set". CD
A much-needed treat for all lovers of the music of Nick Drake – a collection of rare bits, unreleased tracks, and alternate versions of some of his best work! Some of the material here has been issued on the older Hannibal Time Of No Reply package – but the presentation here is a lot ... read moreCD
Duran Duran —
Rio ... CD Capitol, 1982. Used ...
A seminal early album from Ian Dury – recorded before his funky dancefloor crossover work, and a key link between those sides and his earlier pub rock years. Dury's wonderfully deadpan vocal approach is already very firmly in place – and in fact perhaps sounds even more disaffected ... read moreCD
Quite a set from Norwegian singer Thomas Dybdahl – at one level a blue-eyed soulster with a flair for weaving his vocals with electronics, at another level a more personal singer-songwriter with a captivating approach to a tune! The music maybe feels a bit like some of the more tuneful ... read moreCD
Bob's fourth record, and close runner up to Freewheelin' as the masterpiece of this early stage of his career. While the overly arch Times They Are A Changin' pretty much stood as the cornerstone of classifiable folk rock at the time, Another Side is just that. Dense, elliptical, and downright ... read moreCD
A masterpiece of early electric Dylan – featuring classics like "Subterranean Homesick Blues", "Maggie's Farm", "Mr Tambourine Man", "Gates Of Eden", "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", "It's Alright Ma", and "Bob Dylan's 115th ... read moreCD
A pivotal moment for Bob Dylan – and maybe one of THE albums of the 60s! The newly-electrified Dylan really takes off here – putting more punch and bit into his already-strong lyrical approach – and twisting things in amazing ways that still leave us breathless all these many ... read moreCD
A pivotal moment for Bob Dylan – and maybe one of THE albums of the 60s! The newly-electrified Dylan really takes off here – putting more punch and bite into his already-strong lyrical approach – and twisting things in amazing ways that still leave us breathless all these many ... read moreCD
Cass Elliott's charming Don't Call Me Mama Anymore – her last album – and it's a live one, recorded at Mister Kelly's nightclub in Chicago! Cass's legacy will always be the sunshine pop harmonies of The Mamas & Papas – but on her own, she's got a sweet kinda cabaret act going ... read moreCD
Fuzzy and genuinely well-crafted private press grooves from the Emerson brothers – with crazy good hooks, some surprisingly solid musicianship – and songs that range from straight-up catchy, though fuzz-drenched rock, to funk and soul! Donnie Emerson is the lead singer, guitarist and ... read moreCD
Rare work from the team of Donnie & Joe Emerson – first brought to light on their obscure outsider album Dreamin Wild – and here featured in a host of previously unreleased tracks! The vibe of the music follows in the same spirit as the duo's few released recordings – kind of ... read moreCD
The first album from The English Beat – and not only is it one of the most essential of the English ska revival era of the late 70s and early 80s – it's one the most enduring records of 1980 in any genre! The English Beat, like the best of their peers, used ska and rocksteady ... read moreCD
A wide range of work from The Family Dogg – a UK group who were really inspired by the best Sunshine Pop sounds in the US, but one that also helped move the style strongly towards a 70s pop style too! The music is mostly pretty tight here – a mix of female and male voices (one of which ... read moreCD
Furia ... CD Finders Keepers/Bird (UK), 1985. New Copy ...
Fantastic work from The Fates – an all-female group from the UK post-punk scene of the early 80s – with members who previously worked in The Fall and Nico's Blue Orchids! The record's got this very cool acid folk sort of feel – one that's somewhere between The Wicker Man and some ... read moreCD
The one and only album from Norway's Firebeats Inc – a set that barely made a dent in the 60s, but which has gone onto have legendary status over the years! The album's got a groove that's partially borrowed from the Brit Beat combos of the time – but also has this harder edge ... read moreCD
A later lineup of the Burritos – featuring Rick Roberts, Bernie Leadon, Michael Clarke and country rock steel guitar guru Sneaky Pete Kleinow – tearing it up on this rare live set from late 1970! This is the lineup purported to have been the best live group in the revolving history of ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Limited edition. Sticker over barcode.)
Neal Ford & The Fanatics —
Good Men ... CD Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ...
Good men, indeed – a mighty cool combo from the Houston scene of the late 60s – and a group who may well have been one of the trippiest things going down in Texas at the time! Neal Ford & The Fanatics have this great blend of fuzzy psych and raw garage – a vibe that's very ... read moreCD
A great overlooked band from the Cali scene at the turn of the century – a quartet with a great female singer, and a tight jangly sound that almost takes us back to the C86 generation in the UK! The songs are well-written, and filled with sweet little hooks that bring out the best in the ... read moreCD
Joik ... CD Distort-D-Sound, 1999. New Copy ...
One of the few albums ever cut by this under-discovered California quartet – a cool little group who mix post punk elements with some warmer ideas too – sometimes using jazzy inflections on the guitar and keyboards, at a level that reminds us a bit of some of the more subtle groups from ... read moreCD
A wonderful lost gem from the legendary Vanguard Records – a set issued in the 70s, but with the best independent spirit of the label from the decade before! Bob Frank is a very unique songwriter – and has this amazing ability to paint these personal little pictures in song – ... read moreCD
One of the only full albums ever issued by the lovely Ruthann Friedman – a talent who's known both for her seminal 60s work as a songwriter in LA, and for a slew of unreleased tracks that never saw the light of day! This album's different – and is a lasting testament to Friedman's ... read moreCD
A record that some might call the last truly great Peter Gabriel album – and a key cap to his excellent initial solo run! The album's got a deeper feel than before – slightly richer colors, more spiritual themes, and arguably more of a sense of majesty – almost an echo of some of ... read moreCD
What can we say about this album that the rock literati hasn't already expounded on? Probably very little, but we can chime in with our agreement that this is without doubt one of best post-punk albums ever recorded! Spring-tight guitars, call-and-response vocals, and of course those terse, ... read moreCD
Brilliant mid 90s EP from pioneering Chicago avant rock greats Gastr Del Sol – essentially the duo of David Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke – with a percussion assist from John McEntire on a couple of the 5 tracks, and bass clarinet by Gene Coleman on "Eight Corners". Other titles ... read moreCD
Really tremendous work from Lesley Gore – and just the sort of record to show that she's way more than just another girl singer from the 60s! The sound here is incredibly groovy right from the start – a mix not just of the romping arrangements of Claus Ogerman (in his best Soul ... read moreCD