A haunting debut from singer Julee Cruise – collaborating with filmmaker/songwriter/producer David Lynch and his Twin Peaks soundtrack composer Angelo Badalamenti on one of the coolest vocal records of the period! This album was a bit underappreciated at the time, perhaps because its loose ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great step forward for The Cryan Shames – a group who started their career singing other peoples' music, but who emerge here with some great songs of their own! There's a brilliant Sunshine Pop feel to the whole record – but there's also some garagey elements that reflect the group's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The breakout album for The Cryan Shames – a wonderfully groovy harmony pop combo from the 60s – one with a sound that's very much the best Sunshine Pop of LA, even though these guys hail from our hometown of Chicago! The vocals come together with a really magical feel – sometimes ... read moreCD
Brilliant electronics from the German underground of the 70s – a small label release by a duo who work here in the same highly-processed mode as early Cluster – using lots of electronics alongside processed keyboards, guitar, and voice! Each track takes up a side of the record – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cybotron ... CD Dual Planet/Clear Light Of Jupiter (Australia), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
Cybotron's self-titled record from 1976 – and it's a remarkably prescient set of experimental synth rock instrumentals! It's a bit akin the work of German pioneers like Neu! And Tangerine Dream, but Cybotron is actually the work of Australians Steve Maxwell Von Braund and Geoff Green (not to ... read moreCD
Cybotron's self-titled record from 1976 – and it's a remarkably prescient set of experimental synth rock instrumentals! It's a bit akin the work of German pioneers like Neu! And Tangerine Dream, but Cybotron is actually the work of Australians Steve Maxwell Von Braund and Geoff Green (not to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bouncy early gem from The Cyrkle – filled with easygoing, impeccable harmonies – and mixed with some wonderful arrangements and production from the legendary John Simon – who's really at the top of his game here, during a short but wonderful run of records for Columbia! Early ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early 80s genius from Dalek I – aka Dalek I Love You – one of the leading lights of the Liverpool scene at the start of the decade – and a duo with almost as much dark electronics as some of their contemporaries in other North England cities! There's a slight tunefulness to most ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A damn great compilation of The Damned's first half decade of singles for Stiff, IRS and other labels – from their late 70s glory days, to some seriously underappreciated gems from the first couple years of the 80s! The rawer early singles are certainly as glorious as ever, and with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hank Davis —
One Way Track ... CD Bear Family (Germany), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ...
A wealth of work from the enigmatic Hank Davis – unreleased tracks, rare singles, and other gems from later years – really spanning the story of Hank's life, which is recounted in the huge booklet with the set! Davis was born in New York, but headed down to Memphis during the early ... read moreCD
Jackie DeShannon serves up some wonderful renditions of popular tunes from the 50s and 60s – stepping aside from her usual role as songwriter, and singing sweetly to some great arrangements from George Tipton! The style is somewhere between 60s pop and more sophisticated vocals – often ... read moreCD
Landmark work from The Dead Kennedys – and maybe still one of the greatest punk records to ever come from the American scene! There's so much here that so many other records are missing – razor-sharp instrumentation, a great sense of pacing, and most importantly, a biting wit that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great live work – and the kind of hard-edged fuzzy punk that made Dead Moon a legend right from the start! There's an excellent gritty vibe to the record that maybe even tops the group's studio work of the time – not due to poor recording, but to the way the band really focus their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pre-punk bit of charged, hard grooving Motor City rock from Death – a lost record that takes a tightly coiled, blazing approach to their influences of garage rock and psychedelia – and a record that's all the better in that it was recorded way back in 1975! To put it bluntly, music ... read moreCD
NEW ... CD Tryangle/Drag City, 2015. New Copy ...
The N.E.W. record from Detroit proto-punk legends Death – whose older music has rightfully been catapulted out of the deep deep underground in recent years, gaining them much deserved widespread recognition – and their first proper new album since 1976 shows that they've still got it! ... read moreCD
NEW ... LP Drag City, 2015. New Copy ...
The N.E.W. record from Detroit proto-punk legends Death – whose older music has rightfully been catapulted out of the deep deep underground in recent years, gaining them much deserved widespread recognition – and their first proper new album since 1976 shows that they've still got it! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fresh discovery from pre-punk Motor City firebrands Death – who were not only pioneers of African American punk rock, they also pre-figured some best adrenaline-fueled underground rock of the next decade and more! Spiritual Mental Figures features ten raw demos from 1974-1976 – seven ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The birth of a legend, and easily one of the heaviest records to hit the mainstream in the late 60s! The album's got a sinister quality that you can hear on the first few notes – a low-end, rumbling approach that brings in a lot more fuzzy bass than other groups of the time had ever thought ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
Sunshine pop meets folk rock – in this very groovy set of tunes that contains every track recorded by this obscure LA act! The Six feature 5 male singer and 1 gal – all coming together in a sweet harmony style that's used to great effect on a set of well-chosen 60s covers, and a few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing, nice and clean overall – save for one light click. Cover is great!)
A great blend of early rock and monster movie aesthetics from The Dynamic Del-Aires – a north New Jersey group who only cut a handful of singles, but also managed a key appearance in The Horror of Party Beach before fading away into obscurity! Despite that short time in the record racks, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A young Sandy Denny, singing with The Strawbs in the years before she left to join Fairport Convention! This material predates the fame of all involved, but represents a key point in the UK folk scene – a time when there was still a bit more influence from US modes of earlier in the 60s, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge one for Depeche Mode – an album that laid the ground work for pretty much all their big records to come! Some Great Reward has a couple of the group's best remembered songs, and it holds up really well. Itt's a record that helped them further strengthen a devoted fan base that would ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a Gift Of Music sticker.)
A stunning set of work from the great Jackie DeShannon – easily one of the hippest singer/songwriters of the 60s! Jackie rose to great fame in the previous decade, and by the 70s was recording for Atlantic Records – a great fit, given the soulful undercurrent in her music. Yet for ... read moreCD
Early genius from Neil – and the record that always makes us say "why couldn't he have stayed this way?" The tunes are all short, tight, and very groovy – taking the best of the Brill Building pop sound, and hefting it with a swinging guitar soul that's every bit the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing.)
Diamond Version —
CI ... CD Mute, 2014. Used ...
The album's got a classical-styled cover image, but the work is plenty modern within – some great electronic grooves from the best years of the German new wave! Die Partei are a duo we'd rank right up there with Pyrolator and Der Plan – easily as playful as both of those great acts, ... read moreCD