An amazing moment from The Who – and from the UK rock scene in general – as Tommy is one of the most fully-conceived concept albums ever recorded – a masterful effort that's still pretty hard to match all these many years later! Pete Townshend really knocked it out of the park ... read moreCD
One of the greatest records ever by one of the greatest bands ever – presented here in a super-expanded edition that really adds a lot of bonus material! The core 9 tracks of Who's Next are the stuff of legend – classics like "Baba O'Riley", "Bargain", "Going ... read moreCD
Certainly a more pop-based effort than some of Yello's previous albums, but still a great little record – filled with playful electronics and a really unique sense of rhythm and groove! Even at the height of their fame, Yello never abandoned the spare analogue-heavy styles that made their ... read moreCD
One of the most jamming Zappa albums from the early days – a set that's still got some of Frank's complicated musical leanings in play – but which features interpretation by a smoking group who no doubt helped the great one reach a much larger audience! George Duke plays lots of organ ... read moreCD
"Mostly" live genius from Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention – recorded at The Roxy with some studio additions – and the players include George Duke, Tom Fowler, Ruth Underwood, Walt Fowler, Ralph Humphrey and the other great players from this peak period! It's ... read moreCD
Frank Zappa/Mothers Of Invention —
Uncle Meat ... CD Reprise/Ryko, 1969. Used 2CD ...
Just Sold Out!
An amazing movie in sound – supposedly music (and more) that was going to be used in a film project, issued to the public while Zappa was trying to raise money for production! The album's one of the most tripped-out studio efforts to date from the group – loads of overdubbing, and ... read moreCD
An amazing document of this important southern scene – a key rockumentary from the 80s, with a strong focus on the flowering of music in Athens, Georgia! Athens really just burst briefly as a scene in the US at the start of the decade – but went onto have a huge impact on music for ... read moreCD
The classic box set featuring so many of the biggest, best, and brightest pop, rock & soul singles of the late 50s and on through the 60s – those ubiquitous, but no less incredible productions from that crazy genius Phil Spector! Back To Mono features many of the best known numbers by ... read moreCD
Church rock from 60s Quebec – a surprisingly great set of work that's way better than you might think from the concept! French Canada has always been strongly Catholic place – but it's also one that's pretty creatively inspired, too – so it's no surprise that in the wake of ... read moreCD
Artists including The Cure, Billy Bragg, The Sugarcubes, Kronos Quartet, Lynch Mob, Anita Baker, Teddy Pendergrass, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Bill Frisell, They Might Be Giants, The Beautiful South, and John Zorn doing versions of classic Elektra songs. 39 tracks in all. CD
A really tremendous batch of dark-themed tunes from the American underground of the 70s – a treasure trove of under-discovered acts who were all inspired by the deeper brooding of the Led Zep and Black Sabbath generation! Unlike later manifestations from the indie scene, the work here isn't ... read moreCD
Way more than just another "tribute" album – as this set doesn't feature cover versions or new recordings, but instead draws heavily on vintage work produced by the legendary Conny Plank! Although only partly a musician, Conny had a huge influence on the sound of Germany during the ... read moreCD