A straight up gorgeous lost album of pastoral psych folk from Aaron Lightman – and an odd, but pretty beautiful blend of troubadour style songs that are all deeply fleshed out in soaring instrumental interludes! These passages pillow Aaron's airy guitar and voice tunes within or around some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
AC DC —
Iron Man 2 ... LP Columbia, Late 70s/Early 80s/1990/2008/2010. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ....
A legendary live set from a short-lived, but equally legendary group – a really unique assemblage of talents that features core musicians from Muscle Shoals, mixed with lead vocals from Don Nix, Jeanie Greene, and the aging bluesman Furry Lewis – all brought together as a unit that ... read moreCD
One of the most creative albums ever from UK composer Neil Ardley – and that's saying a lot, given the complexity of his other work! The set's got a wonderful blend of jazz arrangements and some freer passages – scored by Ardley with some of his most sensitive, most beautiful music ... read moreCD
A much more rock-based album than some of Baker's other post-Cream work – but still with some nice grooves that appeal plenty to our ears! The weaker tracks on the album are sort of in a quirky rock mode – but the better ones feature some snapping percussion from Baker and the group, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the weirdest Chuck Berry albums ever – and one of the greatest, too! The sound here is very different than the hard rockin Berry of the early days – and the record's got kind of a laidback, trippy, and slightly bluesy approach – one that has Chuck singing in these homey ... read moreCD
Sonny without Cher – and sounding pretty darn amazing! The album's a really unique solo effort from the man on the LA scene – and as you might guess from the title, one that's a lot more cerebral than the jangly pop he was better known for at the time – almost psychedelic at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime minimal sounds from Italian composer Robert Cacciapaglia – a record we'd rank right up there with the 70s best from Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass! Cacciapaglia follows in a tradition begun by other Italian modernists – like Giusto Pio and Franco Battiatto – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally wicked little record, and one that's exactly what it promises in the title – an extended instrumental suite based entirely around wah wah guitar! The lead instrument is used here in a relatively spacey setting, but one that's still got plenty of funky undercurrents too – some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Remixes, reworkings, and beats centric interludes of cuts from Wise Up Ghost – from the supergroup team of Elvis Costello and The Roots – courtesy Stones Throw beats genius Karriem Riggins, contemporary funky soul heavies Menahan Street Band, and Antibalas with Chico Mann! Includes ... read moreCD
Roky Erickson's fantastic early 80s solo material – tracks that were produced by Creedence Clearwater Revival's Stu Cook – with some of the most straight-forward and accessible rockers in Roky's canon, but still sporting his trademark eccentricity! Given his mythical personal history, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Moody synth soundscapes from Espectrostatic – aka Alex Cuervo, of punk & garage groups The Hex Dispensers, Blacktop, This Damn Town & Feast of Snakes. This 13-song suite of instrumentals carries on the tradition of synth prog pioneers and 70s & 80s horror soundtracks steeped in ... read moreCD
Moody synth soundscapes from Espectrostatic – aka Alex Cuervo, of punk & garage groups The Hex Dispensers, Blacktop, This Damn Town & Feast of Snakes. This 13-song suite of instrumentals carries on the tradition of synth prog pioneers and 70s & 80s horror soundtracks steeped in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Late 60s psych from Texas – the self-titled set from Fever Tree – which finds group adapting some outside penned tunes of the day nicely into the good natured psychedelic groove. The arrangements are what make the group special, rolling from soaring pop sounds into harder edged TX ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Half & Half has a unique gimmick, one that points the way towards Frankie's solo career to come – in that it features half tunes sung by the whole group, and half tunes sung by Frankie solo! Yet even despite this fact, there's a really unified feel to the record – one that no doubt ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cabinet full of psychedelic wonders from Dutch genius Jacco Gardner! Jacco carries a torch from some of the more swirling psych era sounds from around the world – getting a little bit of assistance on the drums – but he otherwise wrote, produced, and plays everything on this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime spacey psych from Jacco Gardner – a tune that's almost got a sound library musical backdrop, but which is topped by these watery vocals in the lead that are mighty nice! The tune has that timeless feel that really makes most of the contemporary work on Trouble In Mind so great – ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Legendary Italian prog combo Goblin – reunited in the studio on the cusp of their 2013 tour – and sounding as vital as ever! This great EP is a slight departure for the Death Waltz label – in that it's a contemporary set, rather than a straight up soundtrack – but the group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Godley & Creme —
L ... LP Polydor, 1978. Near Mint- ....
What a weird one! This strange little record is one of the few that the team of Lol Creme and Kevin Godley cut after leaving 10CC – and it's a melange of odd songs that take off from the compressed pop style of their former group. Some of the lyrics are a bit silly, but there's also some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cool compelling grooves from Grazia – sung in Turkish, released in late 70s Israel, and a mad mix of styles throughout! The backings have some of the exotic elements you'd hear in Turkish rock from a few years before, but there's also a tighter studio presentation too – not really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really strange chapter in the career of Noel Harrison – best known for his vocals on "Windmills Of Your Mind", but stepping out here in a completely different mode – one that really speaks towards the hip undercurrent of Reprise in the late 60s! The album's got a LA country ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the deepest, darkest sounds we've ever heard from The Heliocentrics – and that's saying a lot, given the freak and fuzz of these guys' other work! The music has an especially echoey feel – one that comes through in the use of analogue electronics that makes some passages feel ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A riveting look at the legendary Jimi Hendrix – presented here with a whole host of rare footage as well! The core film is a well-done documentary of Jimi's rise to greatness – and features older photos, drawings, letters, and lots more footage – mixed with interviews with ... read moreDVD
The Jimi Hendrix Experience live – recorded at Atwood Hall of Clark University, Worcester, Massachuetts in March of 1968! The set was is served as an "official bootleg" by Dagger Records, the private label of the Experience Hendrix group, with the group tearing it up on "Fire&q ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful batch of British folk tunes from Heron – and a really unique album that was actually recorded outside in a field – which makes for a very different sound! The music might be dubbed "acid folk", but it's got a slightly warmer, slightly redemptive quality – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer glammy rock from the mid 70s LA scene! Hollywood Stars mix raucous, heavy rockers ala The New York Dolls and tighter, brighter power pop – all of it really impressive – this group really shoulda busted out in a big way and became genuine superstars. Catchy hooks, blazing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If ... LP Capitol, 1970. Very Good- ....
One of the greatest jazz rock albums to come out of the British scene at the end of the 60s – a record that's filled with tight changes, bluesy overtones, and some wonderfully choppy moments – all played by a legendary lineup that includes Terry Smith on guitar, John Healing on organ, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful acoustic work from Jellyfish – unreleased radio material from 1993, served up in a spare, simple style that really captures the group at their best! All the tuneful qualities of the work really comes through – with just a bit of keyboards and jangly guitar alongside the lead ... read moreCD
Beautiful acoustic work from Jellyfish – unreleased radio material from 1993, served up in a spare, simple style that really captures the group at their best! All the tuneful qualities of the work really comes through – with just a bit of keyboards and jangly guitar alongside the lead ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lots of classics – including "Candle In The Wind", "Funeral For A Friend", "Bennie & The Jets", "Social Disease", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", "Harmony", "Jamaica Jerk-Off", and "Goodbye Yellow Brick ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work by The Kinks – cut right on the cusp of their earlier hard-rockin years, and their perfect picture postcard pop sides of the late 60s! The album's got a number of groovy little tunes that virtually put the jangle in 60s pop – with impeccable writing by Ray Davies, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hot ... CD Dash/Henry Stone, 1977. New Copy ....
An unusual set from Kracker – a record that's possibly more rock/pop at the core, but one that definitely shares some of the soulful touches of other albums on the Dash label too! The group dress like a funk band on the album's flipside photo – and they've got vocal interplay that's ... read moreCD
Led Zeppelin —
Coda ... LP Swan Song, 1982. Very Good Gatefold ....
The end of the stairway for Led Zeppelin! A couple of bluesy covers, a strong folk-styled original – and some tried-and-true Zeppelin stormers – on a fairly succinct final album. Early on are a couple of comparatively meditative numbers, and album builds to an exciting, hard-rocking ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most monumental debuts in rock history! Led Zeppelin pretty much took over rock right from the beginning – which isn't too surprising, given that Jimmy Page had an in-demand guitar heavy for years already – but this one is astonishing to this day. Bluesy hard rock at it's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third amazing album from Liminanas – and a record that already has the group moving way farther forward than before! If their debut material had the quality of mid 60s French fuzzy pop, this set shows a deeper, darker Serge Gainsbourg-like sophistication – one that has the duo ... read moreCD
The third amazing album from Liminanas – and a record that already has the group moving way farther forward than before! If their debut material had the quality of mid 60s French fuzzy pop, this set shows a deeper, darker Serge Gainsbourg-like sophistication – one that has the duo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest, sexiest, most straight up irresistible French rock & roll albums we've heard in years – a great self-titled gem from Liminanas on Chicago's Trouble In Mind label! Drums, bass, woozy organ and percussion are at the core of the sound – with a raw, neo-classic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The words of Allen Ginsberg, set to some wonderfully organic sounds from the Italian scene of the early 70s – played here by a group who's not really rock, nor jazz – but who have a freely collaborative spirit that's a little bit of both! Italian sound library arranger Umberto Santucci ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Need to blow your mind? This is definitely the record to do it – one of the weirdest instrumental albums we've heard from the 60s – and a very messed-up batch of psychedelic tracks that use strange echoey techniques to create a fake "electronic" sound! Most of the cuts have ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Marshall Tucker Band —
New Life ... LP Capricorn, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ....
Songs from throughout Metallica's career – all recorded live – on 4 X 180 gram vinyl! Includes "Ecstasy Of Gold", "Creeping Death", "For Whom The Bells Tools", "Fuel", "Ride The Lightning", "Wherever I May Roam", "Master ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool and uber-rare self-titled set from Mirkwood – a raw batch of heavy rock from the early 70s that works so much better than similar records from the era that had much bigger production budget – thanks to this one feeling nice, raw and direct! The band is excellent – with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second and best album by Morphine – rightly remembered as a much needed antidote to the grunge and mainstream alternative rock that was taking over pop culture at the time – and an enduring, ageless classic that would stand out in any era! Morphine's previous album was nearly as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, 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 solo artist, too! Lemon Kid is just raw enough, tuneful as hell, and packed with really strong songs. He lives and breathes ... 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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although there's been a few "best of" collections out already by this legendary Brazilian rock group – this volume still stands as the most nicely-selected batch of tracks, and it comes complete with great liner notes that help you really navigate and understand their music. There's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice set of funky fusion recorded in Canada, but performed by a group of Italians, including keyboardist Franco D'Andrea. The record's got some good spacey grooves with electric keyboards, and nice choppy fusion tracks in a European 70's style. There's a bit of vocals, but nothing too bad, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wild remake of the Betty Davis classic – and a tune that may well be one of Iggy Pop's funkiest recordings ever! The guitars are way more up in the mix than on Betty's original – lots of fuzz from the Zig Zags, cut through by Iggy's dark vocals – all in a fuzzy wave of sound ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A leaner lineup of Popul Vuh – mostly guitar and piano or keyboard lines, mixed with percussion – but a record that also has some of the group's most tuneful moments of the early 70s – and a sound that really shows them moving forward with a new sort of energy! Most of the tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing blend of avant electronics and spacey rock inclinations – a set of sublime early sounds from moog maestros Popul Vuh! The set has a wonderful sound that's unlike anything else from its generation – lots of spare analogue electronic lines, spun out with rhythmic pulses, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The deepening spiritual sound of Popul Vuh – a record that's filled with great tones, both organic and electric – spun out into space, sometimes with a bit more propulsion than before! The rhythms pick up at a level we'd not heard before from the group – and the guitar lines are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Easily one of the most trippy albums ever from Andre Popp – a French arranger who's usually best known for his lounge recordings of the 50s and 60s – but who's working here in a more psych-inspired mode that's right up there with the work of Jean Claude Vannier and Michel Colombier! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Cold Fact ... CD Sussex/Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy ....
One of a handful of enigmatic albums cut in the early 70s by Sixto Rodriguez – a Latin-tinged singer with a style that's a bit like that of Jose Feliciano – but trippier, and with more rock and folk touches! This set's probably his best one – thanks to arrangements and production ... read moreCD
One of a handful of enigmatic albums cut in the early 70s by Sixto Rodriguez – a Latin-tinged singer with a style that's a bit like that of Jose Feliciano, but trippier, and with more rock and folk touches! This set's probably his best one – thanks to arrangements and production by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Salty Dog —
Salty Dog ... CD Strawberry Rain, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ....
Plenty of fuzz and plenty of spirit – a wonderful debut from this African group of the 70s – a combo who work here with equal parts of influence from Jimi Hendrix and some of the other Zamrock groups of the time! Lyrics are in English, and have this blue-toned quality that's really ... read moreCD
Paul Simon's mid 80s landmark – a record that brought together Simon's unique voice and pop folk songwriting skill with South African, Chicano, zydeco other global musical styles – held together by some of the best songs Simon ever put together! With lesser material, this would feel ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Slayer's fastest, darkest, heaviest album ever – and a defining moment in thrash metal! In the world of heavy rock, there's before Reign In Blood, and after Reign In Blood. Slayer redefined the genre, there's just no getting around it! In the 1980s, when pious or otherwise moral watchdogs ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Among the best of the best of early Patti Smith albums – the Easter LP from 1978 – also her biggest hit ever! Easter splits the difference between accessible, if rawly impassioned rock & roll and more raucous and in yer face rebellious poetry. There's a stylistic gulf between the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great package of music from singer Joanie Sommers – none of which has ever been on CD before! At the core of the record is the album Come Alive – really groovy work from singer Sommers – an overlooked gem recorded after her initial albums for Warner Brothers, and put together ... read moreCD
Hard to go wrong with the sublime "Candy's Room" – and the rest of the album is pretty darn amazing too! Titles include "Badlands", "Adam Raised A Cain", "Racing In The Street", "Factory", "Streets Of Fire", and "Darkness On ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steely Dan —
Aja ... LP ABC, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ....
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An undisputed masterpiece, and a record we never tire of hearing – unabashedly the inspiration for our years of jazzy exploration as adults, even though it was probably the closest thing we ever got to the genre as wee lads! Walter Becker & Donald Fagan raise their already-high bar to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album