Motorhead tearing it up in the early 80s and arguably hitting their absolute peak – the final album with the classic trio lineup of Lemmy, Fast Eddie Clarke and Philthy Animal Taylor – capping off one of the most trailblazing periods for any band in rock & roll history! Iron Fist ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Raw, pummeling and with everything louder than everyone else – here's Motorhead blowing out eardrums live in England! No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith endures as one of the great hard rock live albums in part because it serves as something of an early greatest hits set – from a period in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A repackaged version of the first Capitol album by Fred Neil – issued here under the title of the one tune on the album that became a hit, but not under Fred's version! (The hit was sung in the film Midnight Cowboy by Nilsson.) The album is really one of the best places to start with Fred's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Light green label pressing. Cover has some wear and a half split bottom seam.)
A classic set from these groovy guys – with tracks that include "Warm Baby", "Elf Song", "I'm Here Now", "Woman"," I'm Just Waitin", "You're Gonna Be Mine", and "Love You So Much". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Back cover has light stains.)
A weird bit of lost psychedelia from the pacific northwest by The New Dawn! The stage is set nicely by a spoken word and nature sound effects-laden intro – and from surprisingly sweet vocal harmonies to heavy rhythms and searing electric guitar rockers. The best tracks are really great ... read moreCD
A mix of rootsy rock and more sophisticated modes – played by a 70s group that features Dave Brubeck's son on a variety of different instruments! The group may well be best known for their work with the older Brubeck on other records – but they stand nicely on their own here too, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The steely cover's an apt one – as New Order have still largely held onto their edge here – those raspy guitars and moodier moments that first marked their early work – all elements that keep things compelling amidst some of the more tuneful moments of the songs! There's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arguably the most perfect record ever from New Order – a stunning second full length set that has the group emerging from the turgid depths of the early post-Ian Curtis years, and before the schmaltzy pop of the John Hughes generation! The electronics are wonderful – definitely a few ... 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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
An insanely wonderful first album from Randy Newman – and a perfect example of the way his unique style was a key confluence of all the best elements simmering underneath both late 60s LA and late 60s Warner Brothers! There's an instantly nostalgic quality to the record, but one that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great lost work from NGC 4595 – a group who take their name from the galactic location of the closest black hole to the earth! These guys only ever issued one single during their short existence, but they also recorded more than enough work for a full album – which appears here, and as ... read moreCD
Mad music from the Nihilist Spasm Band – a group who really live up to their name from the very first moments of the record! The set begins with "Destroy The Nations" – a track that's meaner, nastier, and more mindbending than anything you'll ever hear from any of the wildest ... read moreCD
Mad music from the Nihilist Spasm Band – a group who really live up to their name from the very first moments of the record! The set begins with "Destroy The Nations" – a track that's meaner, nastier, and more mindbending than anything you'll ever hear from any of the wildest ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Comes with color insert of the band's story and rare photos too.)
The rare final album by Harry Nilsson – cut for Mercury after his long streak of brilliant, idiosyncratic records for RCA – but it was only released in the UK and Japan at the time! It's a charming, laidback effort on Nilsson's part – as stylistically varied as you'd expect from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant stuff – and exactly the place to start with Harry Nilsson! Long before his style had become cliched – or before it was copied by too many others – Nilsson cut this mad album of wonderful little songs – sort of a cross between folksy singer-songwriter work, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not Kurt Cobain's Nirvana, but a totally great effort from the late 60s Brit group of the same name – true pop psych geniuses, and able to work here with a sound that's nice and trippy, but never self-indulgent! These guys manage to get nice and spacey with some of the arrangements and ... read moreCD
Brilliant work from Nirvana – a duo who bring together so many wonderful elements of late 60s Brit pop – from weird trippy touches to tuneful melodies to superb full arrangements – handled here by giants Mike Vickers, Johnny Scott, and Tony Visconti! There's a bounce and a push ... read moreCD
Tremendous! This album is one of the few relics cut by the British group Nirvana – a late 60s ensemble that is not to be confused with the more famous Seattle one – a really cool combo who are way more than the usual pop psych of the time – and have so many great twists and turns ... read moreCD
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band —
Ricochet ... LP Liberty, Late 60s. Sealed ...
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 really unique record from the New Rhythm & Blues Quartet – an early live set that has the group playing the music of Sun Ra – in a really offbeat hybrid with their own individual style! The lineup is expanded a bit here – with additional trombone and tenor – and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Laura Nyro's second album in her legendary early run for Columbia Records – and an effort that's a bit more dramatic than the first! Laura's handling all arrangements herself this time, and they're conducted by Jimmy Haskell – but the overall sound is almost as spare as if Nyro were ... read moreCD
Laura Nyro —
Smile ... LP Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ...
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)
O Band —
Knife ... LP United Artists (UK), 1977. Near Mint- ...
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
Olympic Death Squad —
Blue ... CD Teen Beat, 1996. Used ...
(Out of print.)
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark) —
Pacific Age ... CD Virgin/A&M, 1986. Used ...
(Booklet and tray card have cutout holes.)
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) —
Organisation ... LP Virgin, 1981. Near Mint- ...
A very surprising second album from OMD – in that it not only showed them well suited to tight and catchy pop tunes, but also had them experimenting a bit more with electronic soundscapes, in a way that offset the pop tracks nicely! The album kicks off with the incredibly catchy "Enola ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK Dindisc pressing, includes the insert but without bonus 7".)
A really rich, really moody little record – recorded on the Dutch scene at the start of the 70s, and done with this wonderfully universal blend of acoustic roots and sharper edges! Both guitar and harmonica figure heavily in the instrumentation – but the latter is hardly used in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rare rock-oriented acts on the Mainsteam jazz label in the late 60s and 70s – a super rare hybrid of heavy psychedelic rock, HUGE percussion and electric Eastern string effectsthat's got us hooked! The group mixes heavy use of the electric sitar Danelectro started producing at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch with a piece of clear tape, a light crease near the top, and a small bit of pen on back.)