Jonathan Richman at his childish best – working live with a later version of the Modern Lovers, after he kicked out all the rock stars! Richman at this point was a fragile genius – really concerned (honestly) with "making music that didn't hurt kids' ears". As such, he ... read moreCD
Moebius & Beerbohm —
Strange Music ... CD Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1982. New Copy ....
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The first collaborative album from Kluster/Cluster and Harmonia guru Dieter Moebius and Gerd Beerbohm – and it's cool piece of Strange Music, but it's also uncommonly energetic and insistent! It's a strange mix of fairly aggressive elements – heavy drums and dense synth parts form a ... read moreCD
Moebius Plank Neumeier —
Zero Set ... CD Sky/Gyroscope, 1982. Used ....
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Searing synth and pummeling drums from Moebius, Plank & Neumeier – with Cluster great Dieter Moebius teamed up with procucer Conny Plank and Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru for the early 80s Zero Set! Neumeier's drums provide a heck of a spark for the the synths, and all in all it's ... read moreCD
One of the great albums from Van Morrison during that incredible peak period – and a record that stands out as a less emotionally fraught effort after the heavy mood of Astral Weeks and the super far-reaching Moondance albums. Here Van concentrates a bit more on his love of R&B, but ... read moreCD
Maybe the greatest album ever from Van Morrison – and a set that broke into a whole new side of his talents! Van's producing himself on the record – not really in the conventional role as a producer, but in a way that has him really writing most of the album as he goes along in the ... read moreCD
Mushroom join with legendary trumpeter Eddie Gale – in a set of work that's easily some of the group's greatest so far! The usual tripped-out jamming style is pushed a bit to the background here – and Mushroom seem to take Gale's presence very seriously, and try to create a more ... read moreCD
Zul'm ... CD Extreme (Australia), 1992. Used ....
Incredible harmony pop – an album that's as sunshiney as anything coming from the west coast in the late 60s – but which was recorded up in Canada by this obscure little group! Mutual Understanding features both male and female voices – strung together wonderfully, with a ... read moreCD
Searing 70s punk from the South African scene – music that's quite a change from the funk and world beat modes you might expect! These guys are unapologeticaly influenced by the sounds of late 70s London – and step out here in a blistering guitar-driven approach to their music – ... read moreCD
Demos and alternate versions of early gems by Nazz – including a bonus disc of demos by the pre Nazz group Woody's Truck Stop featuring Todd Rundgren! The crunching pre-power pop of Nazz isn't as legendary with the general public as it should be – but if you're down with the Nazz this ... read moreCD
"I need a fix – and a kiiiiiiiiiissssssss!" What can we say? Johnny Thunders, David Johansen and the boys reinvented the wheel with the of wildly hedonist glam skronk spun on this still incredible debut record. Both records they made for Mercury are incredible, but this is the ... read moreCD
This one hardly gets mentioned in the same breath as the maniacal self-titled debut – but it probably deserves to be! The songs on Too Much Too Soon may be a bit tighter than the ones on the first album. They're more about succinct, hard and catchy blasts in the aural vein of their great Bo ... read moreCD
The motherlode of classic Nilsson – all of his albums released from the late 60s through the 70s by RCA – plus a trio of bonus discs of sessions from the late 60s to mid 70s – that's 14 original albums and 3 bonus discs in a 17 CD box set! All of the classic albums and relative ... read moreCD
Nirvana's classic session for MTV's Unplugged – slowing down the tempo and stripping away the feedback and squalling electric guitars of their early 90s classics – as well as showing Kurt Cobain's command of cover tunes! This is a set that blew expectations right out of the water. It ... read moreCD
A haunting LP of classic LA studio instrumental tracks, arranged and conducted by one of the most twisted figures to come out of that city's music scene in the 60s! One the surface, this stuff is just a serene batch of covers like "Ebb Tide", "Magnificent Seven", and "Stran ... read moreCD
The only record from Greek psychedelic folk combo Nostradamos – with a gleefully diverse sound augmented by impeccable female/male lead and harmony vocals – and tunes that run the gamut from delicate, classical bits to lumbering proggy heaviness! The vocals really keep the disparate ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreCD
Pretty fuzzy stuff – and a great bit of rare psych from this hard-working group of the New York scene at the end of the 60s! Odyssey have a sound that still carries elements of a few years before – swirling organ lines, garagey guitars, and up-front vocals that sometimes have a ... read moreCD
A very cool, very unusual set from late 70s Finland – a keyboard-heavy batch of electronic pop that feels much more like UK work from a few years later – which might make TT Oksala way ahead of his time! TT plays a range of keyboards and guitar on the record, augmented by bass and ... read moreCD
Andrew Oldham proves once again that his 60s pop music reach is wider than most – by taking on a whole host of tunes from artists he doesn't even have signed to contracts! The set's one of the most jaunty of the instrumental albums that Oldham recorded under his own name – and it ... read moreCD
Wonderful easy grooves – from an orchestra leader who couldn't read a note of music! During the 60s, Andrew Oldham was probably best known to the world as the flamboyant manager of the Rolling Stones – but during the same period, or at least the earliest stretch of it, he also headed ... read moreCD
One of the mellower records from the Turkish scene of the 70s – a laidback and almost folk funk sort of record – done with some great gravelly vocals and really wonderful acoustic guitar! The style is almost similar to some of the hippest French titles from the same time – the ... read moreCD
Insane grooves from arranger Mustafa Ozkent – an artist who was to Turkey what Lalo Schifrin was to the US in the 70s! Like Lalo, Mustafa had a great ear for mixing funkier rhythms and fuller orchestrations – often with odd instrumental twists and turns that bubble over with a fair bit ... read moreCD
Sweet and mellow work from ex-Beau Brummel Ron Elliott – done in a style that's a bit jazzy, a bit folksy, and with some really nice moments! There's a feel here that steps off the Bradley's Barn album by the Brummels, but it's actually inflected with a hippy honesty that makes for an even ... read moreCD
One of the stranger jug bands of the 60s – one who emerged in the UK, a number of years after the big wave of such groups in New York – and with a vibe that's much trippier overall! These guys aren't entirely psychedelic, but were certainly born during that era – and really bring ... read moreCD
Great girl group material from mid 60s Warner Brothers – a sweet little set from The Paris Sisters – produced to perfection by Jack Nitzsche and Jimmy Bowen! The trio's probably best known for giving the world Priscilla Paris – who went on to cut some sexy records on her own ... read moreCD
The legendary Van Dyke Parks – sounding surprisingly great after all these years – and, if anything, finally returning to the brilliance of his early work at Warner Brothers! The full album's a summation of music that Parks developed over a host of 7" single releases – and ... read moreCD
A trailblazing set of dark, angry mid 60s honky tonk – years before the outlaw movement of the 70s! Paycheck is unfortunately best remembered for his big pay OFF – the ubiquitous, cheater bait single "Take This Job And Shove It", but the guy was a tremendous singer. The ... read moreCD
In Love ... CD Sony (Poland), 2013. Used ....
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Great work from The Peanut Butter Conspiracy – even tighter and more groove-happy than previous records – with a very hip blend of mod soul influences underneath their Sunshine Pop sound! There's a lot of Hammond bubbling up in the rhythms here, and the drums are nicely forceful too ... read moreCD
Peter & Gordon get a lot groovier for this sweet 60s set for Capitol – not just in the style of the music, which shows more influences from psych production – but also in the lyrics as well – many of which are penned by one or the other of the pair! The new material is great ... read moreCD
Groovy 60s Brit pop from the team of Peter Asher and Gordon Waller – two cats who have a way of drawing on the harmonies of the Merseybeat generation, then sending the tunes home with a bit more individual charm! Most tracks here are hits from other artists – both British and American ... read moreCD
Features two CDs with the 2011 remaster of the album, plus two CDs with the 1981 live recording, plus two CDs' of material with rare studio progress on the album! Also features a DVD of visual material – including a promo video and a documentary. Comes with marbles, a tour ticket, ... read moreCD
An overlooked gem from early 70s Elektra – a wonderfully warm, wonderfully solid set of rootsy rock from this group headed by Ian Matthews! The set moves past some of Matthews' earlier efforts – a bit tighter at times, yet still far from any country rock cliches at all – ... read moreCD
An obscure bit of 70s underground rock – the first solo album by Pamela Polland, who might be better known for her work in the psyche-folk group Gentle Soul at the end of the 60s. This album's got a style that's a bit different than work by Gentle Soul – a lot more personal, and at ... read moreCD
Poor ... CD Rev-Ola (UK), 1967. New Copy ....
Driving, tuneful and obsure late 60s garage rock from The Poor, and the pre-Poor Soul Survivors! Although they are often neglected in round ups of hip late 60s LA scenesters, the Poor are very much of that school and sound. The formed in Colorado as The Soul Survivors, very much in the vein of ... read moreCD
One of the great earlier solo records from Iggy – capping off the 70s here with a bang! New Values finds Iggy a real peak point for edgy, yet accessible songwriting – a talent he no doubt honed in the preceding few years of working with David Bowie. The production is great here, too ... read moreCD
Iggy's third album for Arista – one of his more straight-forward sets of rockers, for the most part – but Iggy being Iggy, it's still pretty edgy stuff for a rock album on major label in the early 80s! Includes "Pleasure", "Rock And Roll Party", the wacko "Eggs ... read moreCD
One of Iggy's better solo albums – with all the manic vocals you'd want and expect, but with some really cool production touches and oddball, yet accessible songs. You got love Iggy for kicking of a high stakes second album for Arista with a song about wanting a rubber dolly and hanging out ... read moreCD
A sweet harmony set from Pozo Seco – working here partly as the duo of Don Williams and Susan Taylor, and partly in the trio format known from their previous records as the Pozo Seco Singers! The duo tracks are especially nice, and really showcase Taylor's amazing vocals – and the ... read moreCD
The 3rd album from Pyrolator – a wonderfully whimsical set that blends together electronics and animal sounds! The feel here is every bit as playful as that on Pyrolator's first 2 albums, but even more tightly controlled – with a strong ear for the "song" in a sound – ... read moreCD
The one-and-only full length by Ann Arbor, MI combo The Rationals! The group comes from that fertile regional rock scene that also spawned The Stooges & MC5 – and while The Rationals rock out with primal abandon in moments, they also carry a much more soulful R&B influenced vibe than ... read moreCD