The icy cool second album from German avant electronics gurus Der Plan – a great batch of raw electro pop from the nascent new wave of the German scene! Some of the darker touches of the earlier album give way to some quirkier grooves here – with tunes that largely carry a skewed pop ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU pressing on Bureau B, including the printed inner sleeve.)
One of Eric Clapton's greatest moments – and a set that also features guitars from Duane Allman and organ from Bobby Whitlock! Recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios – and titles include "Layla", "It's Too Late", "Little Wing", "Have You Ever Loved A ... read moreCD
(Out of print, please note that the outer box is not included – 3 invividual CDs & booklet.)
The last lovely album in a wonderful run of records from Lizzy Mercer Descloux – one of the most unique talents to work on the Ze Records imprint in the 80s – and an artist who shared plenty of the genre-crossing, global-mixing elements of her contemporaries! The album's got a sound ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
A legendary moment in De-Evolution – after the proto-punk provocateurs' unlikely pop rock crossover in the early 80s and took the next logical, hilarious step – diving head first into the elevator music/muzak style of the period's easy listening! Originally issued to Club Devo fanclub ... read moreCD
(Includes a election pin badge, a fold out poster, a cocktail stirrer & cocktail recipes.)
The era that catapulted cult heroes Devo into pop culture history – with bubblier synths, catchier hooks, and crazier multimedia shenanigans than ever before from these pioneers of the video era – and time capsule pop angle aside, one of the best and most innovate pop albums of its time! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
By 1981, the gentlemen Devo had been up to their collective arse in irony since the early 70s, and having made a sizable fortune for the Brothers' Warner with the ultra-ironic "Whip It" the previous year, they took a sharp right turn into cranky sincerity. They did so on a wave of new ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, includes inner sleeve, but missing 7".)
One of the more unusual albums from this classic harmony group – western songs, but served up in their great modern vocal style – with arrangements by Pete Rugolo too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful stereo pressing!)
James Luther Dickinson —
Dixie Fried ... LP Atlantic/Future Days, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
Jim really gets it right on this one – a soul-steeped, country-fried gem that's one of the greatest things to come out of the southern rock scene of the early 70s! Dickinson might be best remembered these days for his work as a vital session player and producer, but Dixie Fried is an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A late 70s rager from The Dictators! This one's a hard charging blast from their time at Asylum – easing back on brawny humor of the first album, while sharpening the attack to a finer edge than they did on on their second album – adding up to a super catchy, but still nice and gruff ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dion ... CD Laurie/Ace (UK), 1968. New Copy ...
A key later album from Dion – and a set that shows a newly maturing style in his music! The album was something of a follow-up to Dion's huge single "Abraham Martin & John" – the bittersweet track that was a surprise late 60s hit for the singer – and which allowed ... read moreCD
Dion does folk rock – bits of blues, tender balladry, and some sweeping arrangements, too – although folk purists would take a torch to it, of course, the mix of grandly arranged pop with songs from the folk and blues canon is a actually quite his a lot of unselfconscious fun! It's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)
Dion & The Belmonts —
Together ... LP Laurie, Early 60s. Very Good+ ...
A sonic onslaught from this compelling trio – a heady lineup that features the mighty Thurston Moore on guitar, Jim O'Rourke on synthesizer, and Mats Gustafsson on reeds and more electronics! The album features one long self-titled track, divided into two parts – and it's got a feel ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A never-issued album, but one that stands with the best creative California work of the early 70s – especially that huge wave of new singer/songwriters that flowed from the studios in Los Angeles and the Bay Area! Terry Dolan hails from the latter, and sounds superb on this set of tracks ... read moreCD
The London fog has cleared – and the Warner/Elektra vaults have given us The Doors first-ever live recordings – from a time when the group was known as The Band From Venice! The package is totally cool – like finding a tape box in the back of some studio storage locker – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mac really steps out on this one – pushing past his usual hip studio take on New Orleans soul, to a more expansive style that includes performances by a host of surprise guests like Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, PP Arnold, Graham Bond, and Doris Troy. That loping, trippy groove of John's is ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful treasure from the legendary Nick Drake – the last album he ever recorded – and a set that may well be his most personal as well! The sound here is even more stripped-down than before – often just vocals and acoustic guitar, but used together in ways that are really ... read moreCD
Ian Dury takes his spastic rhythm style to Jamaica, where he adds in Sly & Robbie to the mix, and gets produced by Chaz Jankel. Not his classic stuff, but pretty nice anyway. Tracks include "Spasticus (Autisticus)", "The (Body Song)", "Lonely (Town)", and "Fu ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited gold vinyl pressing, including the printed inner sleeve! Cover has light edge wear and a hype sticker.)
One of the great ones from Ian Dury – a record that goes way beyond simple quirky rock, and explodes with some wonderful jazzy touches! The sound here is totally great – very much in the sway of Chaz Jankel's musical direction, and filled with great bits on sax, keyboards, and guitar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the great ones from Ian Dury – a record that goes way beyond simple quirky rock, and explodes with some wonderful jazzy touches! The sound here is totally great – very much in the sway of Chaz Jankel's musical direction, and filled with great bits on sax, keyboards, and guitar ... read moreCD
Ian Dury & The Blockheads —
Laughter ... LP Stiff, 1980. Near Mint- ...
A classic set from the legendary Ian Dury & The Blockheads! Ian's gravelly-voiced stories and gibberish are backed by loose, funky and sarcastic post disco/soul backing by the Blockheads – in a mad mix of styles that had a huger audience than anyone might have expected at the time. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A definite hard attack from Dust – a set that really lives up to its Frank Frazetta cover image at the best moments – but also has some surprising acoustic elements, too! Dust are way more than just the usual hard rock trio of the early 70s – as they mix in pedal steel and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pinch yourself – you've gotta be dreaming – because Columbia Records just unlocked the vaults, and unearthed a treasure trove of never-heard recordings from the sessions from some of Bob Dylan's greatest records – Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde On ... read moreCD
One of the most incredible rock albums of all time – Dylan's sprawling, shambling, poetic genius at it's most revolutionary if you ask us – the landmark Blonde On Blonde! It's got that surrealistic, 4AM and still bursting with creativity kind of feeling that he'd never even try to find ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Meet Me In The Morning", "Shelter From The Storm", "Idiot Wind", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If You See Her, Say Hello", "Buckets Of Rain", and "Tangled Up In Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with barcode on back. Cover has moderate ring & edge wear.)
The first entry in the Bob Dylan series from Columbia – and maybe still one of the most important – as it really focused on the kind of special material that had been changing hands in the underground for decades – part of that secret knowledge that would always make diehard Dylan ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(5LPs, in individual sleeves – plus a 36 page book too!)
The legendary and for the first time legitimate release of the 1966 Royal Albert Hall performance by Bob Dylan and (most of) The Band! For decades, the bootleg "Royal Albert Hall" performance, infamous for the cagey audience reaction to the newly electrified Dylan ("Judas!") did ... read moreCD
Bob Dylan —
Saved ... LP Columbia, 1980. Very Good+ ...
Bob Dylan takes on the American songbook once again – revisiting the territory of classic 20th century songwriters that he touched on the Fallen Angels album, but in an overstuffed mode that definitely warrants the Triplicate title! The triple-length format really has Dylan going to town on ... read moreCD
Bob Dylan takes on the American songbook once again – revisiting the territory of classic 20th century songwriters that he touched on the Fallen Angels album, but in an overstuffed mode that definitely warrants the Triplicate title! The triple-length format really has Dylan going to town on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dylan & The Band's legendary Basement Tapes – those amazing late 60s Woodstock recordings – and an album that was a classic long before it was officially released in the mid 70s! Bootleg after bootleg of some these recordings might have sold enough copies on the grey market in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not Frankie Lymon, but Frankie Dymon – a US expatriate who works here with some funky prog backings! Dymon delivers hip, soulful poetry in English – often with a bit of a dark edge – and the instrumentation features guitar, piano, and organ – all familiar elements, but ... read moreCD
A great debut LP by a near-forgotten act that blossomed briefly at the end of the 60s folk-rock boom – and deserve more than sidebar status in the book of modern music history! Earth Opera incorporated many styles into a sound that may not seem uncommon today, but was idiosyncrastic and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing in a Uni Pak gatefold sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
18 Karat Gold —
All Bumm ... CD Long Hair (Germany), 1973. New Copy ...
A group that sound more like a 70s funk act from their name – but instead a great overlooked German act, with a sweetly compressed vibe that's different than some of the more familiar prog or psych of the time! The group shares members with Amon Duul II and Embryo, but sounds like neither of ... read moreCD
18 Karat Gold —
All Bumm ... LP Long Hair (Germany), 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
A group that sound more like a 70s funk act from their name – but instead a great overlooked German act, with a sweetly compressed vibe that's different than some of the more familiar prog or psych of the time! The group shares members with Amon Duul II and Embryo, but sounds like neither of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sprawling stunner from Hanni El Khatib – who doesn't leave behind the gritty, yet melodic garage rock and soul sounds he's done so well on an ALREADY diversely inspired career-to-date – it's just that he just does SO much more on Savage Times. We loved the raucous, tight blasts of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sprawling stunner from Hanni El Khatib – who doesn't leave behind the gritty, yet melodic garage rock and soul sounds he's done so well on an ALREADY diversely inspired career-to-date – it's just that he just does SO much more on Savage Times. We loved the raucous, tight blasts of ... read moreCD
An incredible collection of work by El Kinto – a short-lived but crucially important group in the Uruguay rock scene of the late 60s – finally given their due in this overstuffed deluxe CD package! El Kinto were a seminal link between the beat group sounds of the earlier South American ... read moreCD
A mindblowing first album from ELO – recorded back at a time when the group were taking the "Orchestra" in their name seriously, and when the group included Roy Wood! While Jeff Lynne's nascent pop genius is firmly in place already, the album's also awash in some of Wood's madder, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Electric Light Orchestra —
Ole ELO ... LP United Artists, 1976. Near Mint- ...
A comprehensive anthology of The Electric Prunes singles for Reprise – all in their original mono mixes – and a long overdue collection that also includes promotional and UK tracks too! We've been spinning and loving the Electric Prunes albums for so long, we're actually quite guilty ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album