Trauma ... LP Long Hair (Germany), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A group with a biblical name, but a sound that's very down to earth – thanks to strongly soulful vocals from Peter Otten, whose English language contributions really make the record shine! Gomorrah come from a generation of progressive German groups, but this second album has the combo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice late 70s work from Gong – and a record that's much more jazz fusion based than some of the group's earlier work! Pierre Moerlen's still handling an awful lot of percussion – including vibra, timpani, glock, and marimba – but he's joined here by Mino Cinelou, who adds an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)
You ... LP Virgin, 1974. Very Good- ...
Lots of heavy percussion from Pierre Moerlen – plus guitar from Steve Hillage, and moog and other keyboards from Hi T Moonweed! Titles include "Perfect Mistery", "The Isle Of Everywhere", "You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever", and "Magick Another Invocation" ... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has clear tape along the top & bottom seams.)
A triumphant return for The Gorillaz – as improbably (impossibly!?) brilliant as ever! Much like the real life post-millennium culture we all inhabit, The Gorillaz exist in a world both virtual and physical – with artist and conceptualist Jamie Hewlett, singer/guiding force Damon Albarn ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition picture disc!)
Manuel Gottsching —
E2 E4 ... CD Spalax (France), 1981. Used ...
Some of the most beautiful sounds ever crafted from Manuel Gottsching – work that's a lot more tuneful and fluid than some of his material with Ash Ra Tempel – and which maybe has more of an 80s vibe overall! That's not to say that Gottsching's gone in for electro pop – just that ... read moreCD
Key tracks from the second chapter of the Grateful Dead – a time when the group moved to Arista Records from their initial home at Warner – yet still managed to serve up the kind of sounds that kept them as crowd favorites for much longer than some of their contemporaries! Proof of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The seminal debut of The Grateful Dead – a record that was maybe as important to the American psychedelic scene as the first two albums by Pink Floyd were to the UK! Like those sets, this one almost seems to come out of nowhere – still very much a part of its time, with trippiness and ... read moreCD
Classic blues rock from the young Nils Lofgren – with titles that include "Heavy Chevy", "Sad Letter", "She Ain't Right", "Heart On Fire", "Rusty Gun", "All Out", and "Don't Be Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Limited Edition pressing. Shrinkwrap has some small tears.)
One of the best records ever from the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – an obscure side project of Ennio Morricone and other Italian composers – working here in a freaky, psychedelic setting! The album mixes sonic experiments with fuzzy guitars, freaky keyboards, and some ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning set from David Grubbs – an artist who's been blowing our minds for decades, and who never ceases to surprise us! This time around, Grubbs mixes longform guitar passages with a slight sense of improvisation at times – adding in trumpet from Nate Wooley on five of the album's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Grubbs & Mats Gustafsson —
Off Road ... CD Blue Chopsticks/Drag City, 2002. Used ...
A set that's as freaky as you might guess from the cover – played by a German jazz ensemble who aren't afraid to let their hair down! The group's biggish, and the music has a great funky big band vibe – especially in the mode of some of the hippest large groups on the MPS label during ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Greg Guidry must be such a busy guy, they couldn't get him off the telephone for the cover shoot on this album – but don't worry, because he definitely doesn't phone in his performance on the set! Instead, Greg really grabs us right from the start – with a nice blue-eyed soul delivery ... read moreCD
Really wonderful work from Margo Guryan – an artist who was probably known more as a songwriter than a singer – especially for her groovy late 60s pop tunes! This package is heavy on those gems – presented in these great demo takes that are nice and stripped-down – often ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first albums ever made by Bruce Haack – the mad musician who's best known for his electronic work, but who also left behind a huge legacy of self-produced work for children! This album was done in collaboration with Miss Nelson – Esther Nelson, a dance instructor who worked ... (Sound Library, Rock)read moreCD
A great second chapter from Haircut 100 – a set that's not nearly as well-remembered as the group's debut, but which still has them very much at the top of their game! By the time of this set, former lead singer Nik Heyward had moved onto become a solo act – but, if anything, that ... read moreCD
One that we heard way too much when it was out, but which we kind of love now! The album's part of H&O's great comeback years in the early 80s – a time when they were mixing their white boy soul with some nice 80s groove and electro touches, often going for a spare mix of groove and ... (Soul, Rock)read moreCD
(Original Master Recording pressing – on Mobile Fidelity! Penmark through barcode.)
Titles include "Kiss On My List", "Gotta Lotta Nerve", "Hard To Be In Love With You", "Everytime You Go Away", "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin", "Diddy Doo Wop", and "You Make My Dreams". (Soul, Rock)CD
(Original Master Recording pressing – on Mobile Fidelity! Penmark through barcode.)
A beautiful album that inspired lots of other artists from Scott Walker to Leonard Nimoy! Like some of the other albums on the Verve Forecast imprint, this set combines the hip, jazzy Verve aesthetic with parent label MGM's pop sensibilities, which add up to some great settings for Hardin's down ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Late 60s psychedelia from the group hardwater – produced by David Axelrod! The group has roots in the Denver surf rock band Astronaughts, but this one and only album by Hardwater is a huge step away from that into a mix of spindly, soaring psychedelic electric guitars and vocal harmonies the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, splitting & a cutout holel in one corner. Vinyl plays with some clicks & pops in spots.)
Pure genius from Roy Harper – one of those artists who's impossible to describe in words – maybe like Scott Walker or Nick Drake – but who will have you immediately falling in love, once you've heard the first few notes of his music! This album is one of Harper's masterpieces ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool pressing – with fold-in "lifemask" gatefold cover!)
A real oddity from George Harrison – a record of abstract electronics, cut right around the same time as his bigger mainstream solo hits! The record is a highly experimental one – a session that has Harrison working with Bernie Krause, and exploring territory that's much more in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Weird, wonderful sounds from George Harrison – with lots of Indian music in the mix! Titles include "Greasy Legs", "Guru Vandana", "Microbes", "On The Bed", "Glass Box", "Singing Om", and "Love Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – This is the mis-pressed remaster from 1992, with Mary Hopkin tracks on Side A.)
A brilliant little set from Keef Hartley – a blend of jazz, blues, and rock that's really tremendous – quite different than other efforts of its sort at the time, with a gritty edge that really makes the record stand up strongly over the years! Keef's on drums, and has a great way of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has waviness & flaking due to moisture.)
Alex Harvey —
Next ... LP Vertigo, Early 70s. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
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(US swirl label pressing in an orange cover, with radio station stamp and notes in pen & marker.)
One of the lasting moments of genius from trumpeter Jon Hassell – his second entry in Brian Eno's 4th World series, and a set that's even more mindblowing than the first! As with that one, the approach here mixes together electric and acoustic sounds, with an imagined landscape of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the lasting moments of genius from trumpeter Jon Hassell – his second entry in Brian Eno's 4th World series, and a set that's even more mindblowing than the first! As with that one, the approach here mixes together electric and acoustic sounds, with an imagined landscape of ... read moreCD
Overlooked genius from Bobby Hatfield – the lesser-remembered Righteous Brother – or at least one who never hit the fame of his duo partner Bill Medley! Yet Bobby's a hell of a singer, and really steps out wonderfully here – on a range of rare tracks that includes material cut ... read moreCD
The genius of Richie Havens at this point is beyond compare – a unique take on the dying folk sound of the 60s, one that infused it with a deeper sense of soul that helped it get new legs in the Woodstock generation – yet which is also heard here before any of the post-hippie cliches ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Richie Havens, Tony Joe White, Lance Le Gault —
Catch My Soul ... LP Metromedia, 1973. Sealed Gatefold ...
Very weird soundtrack to this equally weird film that mixes Shakespeare and religion, and which was directed by Patrick McGoohan! Most tracks have a funky folksy style – with lots of guitar, mixed acoustic and electric, as you'd expect to hear in the work of White or Havens. There are a few ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The origins of space rock – served up here in an excellent collection of early work from Hawkwind! At the time of these sides, the group was unlike anyone else – not really prog or psych, but also not in the territory of all the later generations they'd inspire – truly an act who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of green & black swirl colored vinyl!)
A lucky number 13 from Lee Hazlewood – one of the artist's last albums during his legendary LHI run of creativity – and a set that marks a really groovy step forward! The music here has all the wit and sharpness of Lee's better-known late 60s material, but there's also a bit of a ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lee Hazlewood turns 40 – and we all get to celebrate! The album's another fantastic lost chapter of Lee's career – recorded in London, with production by Shel Talmy, and a spacious overall sound that's really tremendous! The sunburned western sound is still at the core of the session, ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreCD
Lee Hazlewood turns 40 – and we all get to celebrate! The album's another fantastic lost chapter of Lee's career – recorded in London, with production by Shel Talmy, and a spacious overall sound that's really tremendous! The sunburned western sound is still at the core of the session, ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album