Bus Stop from 1966 finds the group working a fairly raucous, but still pretty sweet Brit rock mode. A more of a straight forward rockin' vibe and the tracks include "Bus Stop", "Candy Man", "Baby That's All", "I Am A Rock", "Sweet Little Sixteen", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some wear, a bit of sticker residue, a small split on the top seam, and some light stains on the back.)
An amazing little record – easily one of the coolest albums ever on the legendary Ovation label – and a set that has the small imprint almost hitting the heights of their Chicago neighbor Cadet Records! The core sounds here are from the folksy duo of Chuck Hollins and Dave Starr – ... read moreCD
Some of the most tripped-out music ever from The Holy Modal Rounders – and that's saying a lot, given the nature of the group! This unique early album on ESP features two side-long tracks – both of which are mini-suites of sort, and filled with odd sounds, weird themes, and a strange ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the most hard-hitting work ever recorded by Humble Pie – and that's saying a lot, given the power of the group on other albums! The performance is very unbridled – really open-ended, at a level that showcases not just the mindbending early guitar talents of Peter Frampton ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real departure in the career of Brian Hyland – and light years away from his earlier fame as a teen pop singer! The Hyland of this record is a brooding one – mature, sometimes slightly folksy – but also able to draw on a wealth of soul, blues, and other musical references that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic 60s LA pop from Brian Hyland! Brian had a hit in younger years with "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Polka Dot Bikini" – but this stuff is way way different, and way hip! The record was produced by Snuff Garrett and arranged by Leon Russell and Al Capps, and it's got a groovy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Dreamy pop from the great Brian Hyland – one of those 60s voices we can never get enough of! This set's a bit sadder, and a bit more sophisticated than some of Brian's earlier work – with a floating kind of approach that moves past simple pop, into a realm that shows the young singer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album that has Brian Hyland singing with some wonderfully full backings, and shifting between catchy teen numbers and more serious older ballads! Arrangements are by Allen Lorber and Bill McElhiney, and are well-suited to the more spacious modes of Hyland's vocals – that spread-out ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
I Ribelli —
I Ribelli ... LP Contempo (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
A very groovy group from the Italian scene of the 60s – one that clearly draw a lot of inspiration from both American soul and the garage underground – which is then fused into this really unique Italian language style of its own! There's plenty of fuzz on the guitars, and lots of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fierce set of Icelandic hard rock from the early 70s – a heavy power trio, and one with a sound that's as dark as you'd guess from the image on the cover! These guys work at a level that's nicely free from any posturing or cliche – and instead really focus on some tight (and at times ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
These guys will forever be known for the jazzy grooving title hit – "Vehicle", a brassy driving number that seems as if it's always being used in some sort of car commercial (which must net these guys a lot of royalties!) – but which is usually mistaken by others for being the ... read moreCD
One of the wildest records of the early 70s – and it's still pretty darn hard to argue with the power of this one – even if the meddling of the producers are nearly as legendary as the album itself! There's still such a manic energy the original release mix – one that clearly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later 70s pressing – PC 32111. Cover has some wear.)
Igra Staklenih Perli —
Vrt Svetlosti ... CD Radiotelevizija Beograd/Atlantide (Germany), 1980. New Copy ...
Lost prog from the Yugoslavian scene of the late 70s – a scene that was a few years behind the rest of Europe, but at a level that only meant they tried harder than some of their contemporaries! These guys jam nicely on keyboards and processed guitars – at a level that reminds us of ... read moreCD
Invisible Hands —
Teslam ... CD Abduction, 2014. New Copy ...
The second album from Invisible Hands – the group led by Alan Bishop of the Sun City Girls – and a record that's even better put-together than the first! There's a bit more of a song structure this time around – and some of the more tuneful moments are surprisingly powerful ... read moreCD
The second album from Invisible Hands – the group led by Alan Bishop of the Sun City Girls – and a record that's even better put-together than the first! There's a bit more of a song structure this time around – and some of the more tuneful moments are surprisingly powerful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy sounds from Iron Butterfly – a record that's not nearly as well known as their classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – but which has a very similar vibe all the way through! The songs are a bit shorter, but these guys really manage to do a lot with a little – using lots of brooding ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Hard riffing from Scotland's Iron Claw – a group who owe plenty to the best early work of Black Sabbath, but also take off nicely in their own direction as well! The guitar work is frenetic, the bass nice and fuzzy, and there's a sense of darkness that really comes through in the vocals too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy pressing, with bonus insert too, please note that there is a small score across the back of the LP sleeve – nothing major.)
Did power pop ever get any more perfect than this? It's hard to think so – and more than 25 years later, this album's got a raw power that's still undeniable! The album features The Jam at their early best – still with the rougher punky edges firmly in place, but also able to bring in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty cool and groovy work from Tommy James – with cuts that include "Papa Rolled His Own", "Sweet Cherry Wine", "Cellophane Symphony", "Evergreen", "On Behalf Of The Entire Staff & Management", and "The Love Of A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some moderate wear.)
Incredible vocals from Jan & Dean – a set that really has the duo taking off wonderfully – with soaring harmonies that are even better than before! The pair were already great from the start, but their singing really hits the limit here – often working with a bit less ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam, a split bottom seam with some tape residue, a small split on the top seam, and some light stains on the back.)
Jean Michel Jarre —
Zoolook ... LP Dreyfus (France), 1984. Very Good ...
World sounds meet 80s electronics – and the result is a groundbreaking batch of tracks from Jean-Michel Jarre, one that sounds a heck of a lot better today than we remember 20 years ago! Jarre's got a great sound here – dark, evocative, and with enough colonialist tension between the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Livin Above Your Head", "I'll Remember You", "The Grass Will Sing", "Baby Come Home", "Stop The Cock", "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore", and "Too Many Times Diana". LP, Vinyl record album
Early genius from these Bay Area stalwarts – one of the greatest rock records of its time! Surrealistic Pillow is the second Jefferson Airplane album, but they took a number of huge creative leaps in the 8 months or so between their debut record and this one. This one is where they're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Best Buy Series pressing. Cover has some wear and a crease on one corner.)
A great later album from Jefferson Airplane – done with an allstar roster of fellow counterculture heroes and late 60s icons in the studio – including David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Steven Stills, and Nicky Hopkins! It's an incredible mix of breezy harmonies and killer melodies, but those ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lost late 60s psychedelia from Doug Jerebine – recorded in London after leaving New Zealand and before a spiritual search that led him to India – buzzing, Hendrix-ian greatness that more than lives up to that lofty comparision! Jerebine plays all the guitar and bass here, with drums by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Jerusalem ... LP Deram/Lion, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Feircely rocking work from Jerusalem – a little-known band who cut this great debut for Deram in 1972! The group have a really heavy Black Sabbath sort of sound – with excellent lead guitars from Bob Cooke, and a sinister sound that has the grooves really dipping down into the depths, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album