Kevin Ayers, Brian Eno, John Cale, Nico & others —
June 1, 1974 ... LP Island, 1974. Very Good+ ...
A British art rock jam session, more or less, pulled together by Soft Machine bassist Kevin Ayers, who recruited Eno, John Cale and Nico, former bandmate Robert Wyatt, the enigmatic Rabbit (John Bundrick) on keyboards – more well known for his work with the Who – plus Mike Oldfield on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Baba Yaga —
Collage ... LP Cycle/Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A very different album than the first Baba Yaga set – much more freewheeling and tripped-out – and done as an incredible duet between keyboardist Ingo Werner and percussionist Nemat Darman! The album features two side-long tracks – "Mokscha" and "Wadi" – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first Babes In Toyland LP – maybe a little noisier and stranger than their major label efforts, which is a heck of a statement given how gnarly and awesome the later Fontanelle record turned out! Babes never really got the props they deserve for helping pave the way for noise rock to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first full length from Bachelorette – delivering on the promising End Of Things EP with the excellent Isolation Loops LP! Everything is fleshed out just a bit more, taking vintage electronic instrumentation into the realm if intimate folk music and sweeter pop. The acoustic guitar and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best blues-based combos from Blue Horizon – a group with Rod Piazza on vocals and harmonica, Buddy Barnowl Reed and Gregg Schaefer on guitars, JD Nicholson on piano and vocals, Jerry Smith on bass, and Dick Innes on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
Seminal record from one of the most important hardcore bands to walk the earth – and DC underground classic that hit the scene like a lightning bolt to the White House – that cover art speaks the truth! Bad Brains (the album) was originally issued on the then cassette-only ROIR label ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Badfinger's early 70s win streak continues on Straight Up – a straight up classic set of tuneful 70s rock with big emotions and catchy songs – one that keeps just enough grit underneath those killer melodies! Titles include "Take It All", "Bably Blue", "Name Of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A weird set of sitar and bongos backed sing-speak about gurus, devil gods, leprechauns, elves, opium, the wind, hippie boys and other oddball psychedelia enhanced storytelling from Kali,The Gypsy Star Child! We don't know a thing about Kali – she has a cute, girly-girl, Anytown, USA voice, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ginger continues his further exploration into soul, funk, and African rhythms – working here in a mode that takes a Brit jazz rock groove and expands it with a growing interest in the Afro Funk and South African jazz influences that were floating around the London scene at the time. Tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Floorshaking sounds from Chicago's Bama Lama's with guest singer Gabrielle Sutton – paying tribute to the glorious dawn of the 60s guy/girl rocking rhythm & soul singles of Tarheel Slim & Little Ann with the songs – while paying homage to the groovy style pre-Ye Ye French rock ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A truly underappreciated later album from The Band, made after they decided to hang it up as a touring act – one that holds up SO much better than it's given credit for, by thier die hard fans and even The Band itself – but it works for us! The Band's most legendary first couple of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most iconic rock and roll shows of all time – the late 70s farewell to The Band – and quite famously, much more final concert by an esteemed band, it's actually a rock, pop, folk, blues and soul summit that features The Band as the house band. This landmark document of the ... read moreCD
(Gold CD pressing – from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab! Penmark through barcode.)
A freaky little solo album by Arnaldo Baptista of Os Mutantes – a set that's every bit as wild as you might guess from the cover! The album was recorded right after the first few classics by Os Mutantes – in 1974 – and Baptista wrote all of the songs, except for one, which lists ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bobby Bare takes on the music of Shel Silverstein – with amazing results! Bare's at the top of his game here – getting a free hand to produce himself in the studio, and really open up on some of the more unusual Silverstein tunes of the time. LP, Vinyl record album
A hip Australian jazz singer from the 70s – and one who isn't afraid of picking up a bit of soul, too – as she mixes songs from Stax Records, Motown, and Atlantic alongside more familiar standards in the set! Sue clearly got the chance to record in a scene that was less concerned with ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
One of the more unusual albums issued on the legendary Chess Records label in the 60s – not the usual jazz, blues, or soul the imprint was known for – but a full length set by a pretty raw combo from the Milwaukee scene! The Baroques are maybe more garagey than their name might imply ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Syd Barrett —
Laughing ... LP Impossible Recordworks, 1960s. Very Good+ ...
UK West Indian ex-pats in vaguely sci-fi looking outfits team up with Martin Hannett for a blistering set of post punk guitar slashing that sadly seems to have become mostly a side bar in the history of the 80s UK scene. None of the dubby effects of their singles and little of the reggae influence ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the poster and printed inner sleeve, in the embossed cover!)
A perfect illustration of the genius of guitarist Robbie Basho – a set recorded early in his career, but with music that's light years ahead of most of his contemporaries! Although a set of solo acoustic guitar tracks, the music isn't really folk – nor is it the sort of acoustic ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
Bat For Lashes —
Bride ... LP Parlophone (UK), 2016. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ...
(White label promo, with radio station stamp. Cover has a promo sticker, radio station marker, and some splitting on the spine.)
Franco Battiato —
Fetus ... LP Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ...
One of the most bizarre early works by Italian composer Franco Battiato – a record with a fetus on the cover, an inside image of his paper-mache mother, with a walk-in birth canal, and a subtitle that reads "return to the new world"! The musical style mixes Battiato's mid 70s ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Franco Battiato —
Pollution ... LP Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ...
A really full-on early set from Franco Battiato – a set that's maybe halfway between some of his more avant compositions and some of the modes of the Italian prog scene at the time! The album's a concept one, based on the growing pollution of the planet – in a mode that's maybe similar ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key turning point in the career of Italian modernist Franco Battiato – as he leaves behind the straighter progressive format of his first two albums, and moves into a mode that's much more experimental! The album features four long compositions – all of which show Battiato ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
EP B ... CD Monitor, 2004. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
EP C ... CD Monitor, 2004. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Presented by the Youngbloods, and issued on the small Raccoon offshoot of Warner brothers! Steve Swallow plays bass on side two, and msot of the instrumentation is pretty stripped down. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)
An amazing treasure for fans of the Beach Boys during their highest moment of genius – a huge batch of unreleased tracks from their important year of 1967 – plus the rare stereo mix of Wild Honey! We love the Wild Honey album – a back-to-basics album of sorts – shorter, ... read moreCD
One of the greatest rock and roll box sets of all time – way more than just a collection of hits, and a virtual treasure trove of rare material by the group! The first 4 CDs in the set features some hits, some album cuts, and some singles by the group – but also include a tasty batch ... read moreCD
Supreme love fest in action – and Brian's back at the production helm. Proof that therapy has some effect on the world – and with the tracks "Roller Skating Child", "Good Time", "Johnny Carson", "Night Was So Young", and "Airplane". LP, Vinyl record album
A back-to-basics album of sorts – shorter, catchier songs recorded by the group after the collapse of Smile – but a record that still has some really wonderful moments overall – and which shows that The Beach Boys would never be the same after Pet Sounds! There's a mix of older ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever stereo mix on vinyl!)
Beach Boys/Robert Mitchum/Cheers/Super Stocks —
Shut Down ... LP Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good- ...
A wonderful gem from the glory days of Capitol Records west coast rock and roll – and one of those cool little records in which the label moved past the concept of a lead artist, in order to showcase a great range of songs in a particular style! As you'd guess from the title and cover, the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting & stains.)
Help ... CD Capitol/Apple, 1965. Used ...
A great little record that's kind of a prequel for Rubber Soul – filled with short, tuneful tracks that would flower more deeply on that later album – and often served up with a bit more wit and adult consciousness than in any of the group's earlier records! One of those records that ... read moreCD
A great little record that's kind of a prequel for Rubber Soul – filled with short, tuneful tracks that would flower more deeply on that later album – and often served up with a bit more wit and adult consciousness than in any of the group's earlier records! One of those records that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing on Odeon, with gold rim labels. Cover has a partially unglued top seam, otherwise looks great!)
A wonderfully trippy record from The Beatles – filled with songs that have become classics, even though the initial package was designed for a movie that was one heck of a mess! The set's incredibly strong throughout – filled with some of the new post-Peppers ideas explored by the ... read moreCD
A wonderfully trippy record from The Beatles – filled with songs that have become classics, even though the initial package was designed for a movie that was one heck of a mess! The set's incredibly strong throughout – filled with some of the new post-Peppers ideas explored by the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing, including booklet. Cover has light wear.)
Maybe our favorite Beatles album ever – a key set that bridges the catchiness of the early years and the sharper ideas of later albums – with a slightly sinister undercurrent that really keeps things fresh! The album's got some great early psych in spots, offset with wonderfully mature ... read moreCD
A landmark leaping-off point for The Beatles – and a record that really paved the way for countless new ideas to come! The mix of catchy pop and freer ideas here is really wonderful – tunes that introduce a whole new mature world in mainstream music – yet manage to have all the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Apple pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary Half Speed Master. Shrinkwrap and hype sticker has a torn off barcode.)
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had ... read moreCD
A great American-only album from the Rubber Soul generation – the last one made specifically for the US market because of the different release patterns in the US and UK – with a number of their greatest songs of the period! Features a bunch of classics, and it ultimately holds together ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Sure it's a soundtrack, and sure it's got a number of songs that are just instrumentals from the film – but the record also features some excellent late Beatles tracks that can only be found here – including the killer tracks "Hey Bulldog" (almost a funky nugget), "Only A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Capitol pressing. Cover has light wear.)
A tremendous album from The Beau Brummels – one of the lesser-remembered groups from the late 60s Warner hipster heyday! At some level, the group's a folk-rock outfit – with the left-of-center feel of some of Fred Neil's best work for Capitol, and a similar blend of east coast honesty ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 50th Anniversary pressing on blue colored vinyl – mono – with a very cool paste-on cover just like the original!)
A higher concept album than usual for the team of Beaver & Krause – a record that still features plenty of cool moog and electronics by the pair, but which also has them teamed up with arranger Jimmie Haskell in a set of tunes that mixes older themes with original numbers! A fair bit of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool mixture of rock and electronics – a perfect example of the Beaver & Krause team at their best! The ensemble on this one is bigger than usual, and the players includes jazz musicians like Mike Bloomfield, Gerry Mulligan, and Howard Roberts – but Beaver & Krause still play ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best records ever from Beaver and Krause – largely because there's not so much noodling! This one features the pair on moog and organ, with help from Dave Grusin on piano, Milt Holland on percussion, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Bud Shank on reeds. The sound isn't jazz at all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The return of bright-eyed, oddball party pop Beck – probably his most unself-consciously fun album since the late 90s! We almost want to compare it to Midnight Vultures in the way it jettisons expectations for what a new Beck album might be supposed to sound like – strange as that is to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, including the download and insert. Cover has a hype sticker.)