Early work from the loely Tracy Nelson – with guest appearances by Luis Gasca on trumpet and Barry Goldberg on organ! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)
Mother's Finest —
Iron Age ... CD Atlantic (France), 1981. New Copy ...
An album with a very metallic cover image and title – and one that also may well have the most metal-like guitars from Mother's Finest! Back in the 70s, the group were a mix of rock, funk, and soul – but here, they really seem to step out strongly with their guitars, at a level that ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
Sure, Mountain's a rock group by most accounts – and that's where you'll find most of their records in the record store. But from our end, this album always shows up in the crates of hip DJs from way back – clearly for the massive breakbeat classic "Long Red", a monster ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a tear on the back panel.)
Twin Peaks ... LP Columbia/Windfall, 1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
A hell of a stunner from The Move – the group's first full album, and a set that burns beautifully on so many different levels! The set's almost equal parts mod and psych – with all the sharpness of the former, and lots of the fuzz and inventive production of the latter – served ... read moreCD
The duo of Geoff and Maria Muldaur – caught here at a perfect point in their career – and sounding especially nice with some great production from the legendary Joe Boyd! The album's got a more contemporary vibe than the early jug band material from Geoff – but it's also not in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heavy slab of jam band funk! Mushroom are a heavy jamming funk outfit with a classic groove – working hard with horns and Fender Rhodes to craft up solid slabs of groove, circa early 70s Atlantic Records vintage. This 5 track ep has about as much music as you'd find on a regular album ... read moreCD
Mushroom are back, after a long hiatus from the studio – and the group have a sound that's even sharper and more fully-formed than ever! It might seem a bit ballsy of the group to snag an image and title from an Eldridge Cleaver album of the late 60s if you didn't know Mushroom mainstay Pat ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Long live jams from Mushroom – recorded at a variety of different locations in 1997 and 1998, and really showcasing the intensity of the group in this setting! There's a fair bit of heavy guitar on these tunes, and given the point in the group's history, there's possibly a bit more jamming ... read moreCD
Mushroom's working here with vocalist Alison Faith Levy – a singer who really helps the group find some new space, and who also brings in a slightly folksy focus to their heavier jams! The core Mushroom sound is still very much intact – with tripped-out guitars, offbeat reeds, and ... read moreCD
Searing sounds from 70s Zambia – from one of the hippest, funkiest, most sharp-edged groups on the scene! This sweet little set may well be the best album ever from Musi O Tunya – a perfect fusion of funky roots with lots of Afro Soul touches, and a wicked approach to the guitar that ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
A huge assortment of material from garage groovers The Music Machine – including the complete (Turn On) The Music Machine LP from 1966 – plus a wealth of surprisingly deep singles, alternate versions, and a whole bonus CD of unreleased material! Music Machine is best known for the ... read moreCD
Storming early 60s surf rock fro Dave Myers & His Surf Tones! "Gear" is an instrumental wtih some pretty fierce guitar & heavy drums – with perfect mix of seedy sounds without shiftout out the dancefloor mode. The The flip is a heavy cover of "Let The Good Times ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Looks like a 60s soundtrack, but the set's actually an unusual psychedelic project by The Damned – released as if the whole thing was a record designed to accompany one of those schlocky AIP exploitation films from years back – but actually better than most of those albums from a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Genius early pop from Todd Rundgren & Nazz – work that's much more hard-rocking than some of Todd's later hits, but still with an undeniable songwriting brilliance! Tracks are mostly short and simple – based around plenty of lead guitar from Todd, and showcasing the lead vocals of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear. Label has a bit of marker.)
Great girl-based punk from the Portland scene of the late 70s – an overlooked quartet who really sound tremendous here in a massive double-length set of tracks! The music is stark and spare – and has a quality that almost makes us feel like we've found a pile of lost Rough Trade ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal album from The New York Dolls – one that has the quintet really sharpening up their sound from before, but also laying the groundwork for other amazing New York music to come! It might be a stretch to call the set the harbinger of punk – at least the bigger-label type like ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
"I need a fix – and a kiiiiiiiiiissssssss!" What can we say? Johnny Thunders, David Johansen and the boys reinvented the wheel with the of wildly hedonist glam skronk spun on this still incredible debut record. Both records they made for Mercury are incredible, but this is the ... read moreCD
"I need a fix – and a kiiiiiiiiiissssssss!" What can we say? Johnny Thunders, David Johansen and the boys reinvented the wheel with the of wildly hedonist glam skronk spun on this still incredible debut record. Both records they made for Mercury are incredible, but this is the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second in Mickey Newbury's American Trilogy – recorded when Newbury was at Elektra Records, a label that was apparantly as unable to find an audience for him as Mercury was a few years earlier – but all these years later it stands just as beautifully of a leftfield bit of spacious, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo in the die-cut cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole, a bit of pen, and some edge wear.)
Includes the classics "Baltimore", "Old Man On The Farm", "Kathleen", "In Germany Before The War", and "Texas Girl At The Funeral Of Her Father". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Randy Newman —
Sail Away ... LP Reprise, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A record that will make you forgive Randy for all the later sweeter soundtrack work! Titles include "Burn On", "God's Song", "Political Science", "Old Man", "He Gives Us All His Love", and "Simon Smith & The Amazing Dancing Bear". LP, Vinyl record album
Joanna Newsom —
Divers ... LP Drag City, 2015. Near Mint- 2LP gatefold ...
Joanna Newsom as richly lyrical, lushly arranged and weirdly beautiful as ever! Divers is the 5 years in the making follow up to her triple album Have One On Me, and if you found that one too thick a forest to take root in, this one's much easier to dive into – with 11 songs in 51 minutes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn and there is a small cutout notch in the cover..)
Paul Ngozi —
Ghetto ... LP Motaxis (Zambia), 1977. Near Mint- (reissue)...
An impressive fusion of raw, riveting rock guitars and African rhythms that are also nicely stripped down – on this really cool record from Zambia's Paul Ngozi! He sings in both English and in Zambian – hopping back and forth from track-to-track – and overall, the record is a ... (Global Grooves, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A treasure trove of rare work from the great Roger Nichols – best known for his famous songwriting partnership with Paul Williams, and his Small Circle Of Friends album for A&M! Nichols is one of those guys who hardly recorded much under his own name, since he'd done so much to help ... read moreCD
One of the greatest records of the 60s – and a sublime debut from Nico, sounding fresher and less dreary here than on many of her later sides – although still pretty chilling overall! The record features larger orchestral backings on most tracks – never too heavy, but with light ... read moreCD
One of the greatest records of the 60s – and a sublime debut from Nico, sounding fresher and less dreary here than on many of her later sides – although still pretty chilling overall! The record features larger orchestral backings on most tracks – never too heavy, but with light ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Nico's darkest albums – and the kind of record we always suggest to those who doubt her genius! The incredibly spare set has Nico playing harmonium, which makes for a spooky off-kilter sound that really gives the record a somber approach – especially as the instrument sounds a ... read moreCD
Amazingly spooky stuff from Nico! The album's only Nico's second solo album – after the legendary Chelsea Girls for Verve – but it's got a spark, stark, totally-drained quality that's immediately gripping. John Cale handled production, and he's working here with Nico in a junkie haze ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a small name in pen in one corner. Label has a small name in pen on one side.)
One of the coolest projects ever from funky sound library genius Janko Nilovic – and one of his most-sampled records too! The albums maybe even more offbeat than some of Janko's previous projects – as it features a studio group, named Mad Unity, with a very heavy lineup of keyboards ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nirvana's riveting Incesticide – which at the time, looked like a mere placeholder for Geffen to sate the suddenly massive new fanbase of the band, between proper albums – but it turned out to be nearly as essential as anything they'd ever put out! A great batch of songs that are as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very weird and wonderful step forward for the British group Nirvana – a set that marks their move to the Vertigo label with some very open-ended, freewheeling songs that were mostly the brainchild of group member Patrick Campbell-Lyons! Each tune takes up a full side of the record – ... read moreCD
A great return to tuneful, soulful territory for the British group Nirvana – who really hit some of the modes here that made their first few records so great! There's a special blend going on here – one that's neither pop, nor progressive – but which represents that key slice of ... read moreCD
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band —
Ricochet ... LP Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
More of the Nitty Gritty's nutty country rock pop groovy stuff from the late 60's. Shouldn't work, but it does, and in a nice way. Titles include "Happy Fat Annie", "Truly Right", "Search The Sky", and "Shadow Dream Song". LP, Vinyl record album
A very high-art moment for Jack Nitzsche – and a set that prefaces most of his famous soundtrack work to come! The album's completely different than Jack's earlier work in the 60s – and is more of a full-scale orchestral session, done with the London Symphony Orchestra, and featuring ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Scottish group who should have been huge – given the strength of songcraft and musical vision on this legendary set! Northwind have this really special sort of vibe here – new music really trying to break free of any easy labels or formats – as the group push forward with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In beautiful heavy textured sleeve – and pressed on turquoise vinyl!)
Nosferatu ... CD Vogue/Long Hair (Germany), 1970. New Copy ...
A fantastic group from the German scene at the start of the 70s – a crucially overlooked act who only ever cut this one album – a really great set that sparkles even more from production by Conny Plank! Nosferatu are part of a big wave of progressive German acts of the time – but ... read moreCD
A rare bit of fusion from European reedman Ralf Nowy – a player who didn't cross over to the US as much as some of his other overseas contemporaries, but who's equally great! This album's got kind of a flowery cover, but a sound that's surprisingly soulful – a fusion groove that's ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
A rare bit of fusion from European reedman Ralf Nowy – a player who didn't cross over to the US as much as some of his other overseas contemporaries, but who's equally great! This album's got kind of a flowery cover, but a sound that's surprisingly soulful – a fusion groove that's ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really mighty collection, and really the first to give NRBQ their full due – as the set not only brings together an amazing scope of sounds recorded over the space of decades, but also includes some new material never issued elsewhere! The package is kind of a history book that starts at ... read moreCD
Don't confuse these guys with the British group of the same name, because this Nucleus is a Canadian rock group with a very heavy sound – a heady brew of fuzz guitar and freaky organ, all recorded with a nice raw edge! The group's one of the fiercest of the late 60s psych scene on Mainstream ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album