Perhaps the biggest album ever for Irish singer/songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan – and the one that yielded him his big hit "Clair", a great little ditty about an uncle whose fallen in love with his niece! The track's a gem, and it's featured with loads of other great numbers like ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The vastly-overlooked but totally wonderful work of The Paley Brothers – a pair of siblings with a great ear for a hook, working here in a style that's a bit power pop, a bit old school rock, and mighty tight throughout! Given that their work was issued on late 70s Sire Records, the duo were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gram Parsons —
GP ... LP Reprise, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
The seminal Gram Parsons solo debut, and arguably his most consistant post-Burritos album. GP is pretty much the record that put the country in country rock – with a sharp steel guitar cry throughout, an unpretentious proud/poor delivery, and those sweet harmonies with Emmylou Harris. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pearl Jam —
No Code ... LP Epic, 1996. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)...
Pearl Jam consciously chases more creatively daring territory here, after conquering the popular modern rock realm earlier in the decade – and does a pretty amazing job of balancing heavy rockers with more meandering, jam-derived, moodier and more introspective songs. At this point, you can ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Courage ... LP Onomatopoeia (Switzerland), 1991. Near Mint- ...
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People's Victory Orchestra & Chorus —
Weltschmerzen ... LP People's Music Works, 1970. Very Good+ ...
It's a long way from The Mamas & The Papas by this time for Phillips – standing on the beach on the cover, all bedraggled in a dirty hat and coat, with a long beard, and a worn-out look on his face. The tunes reflect that image nicely – a batch of Laurel Canyon folksy numbers that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great entry into one of our favorite rock sub-genres – the rock "mass" format! Like others examples of this style, this record works in a structured format that builds and shifts with a progression that recalls a Christian mass – taking as its theme the seven deadly sins ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US die-cut cover pressing! Cover has light wear.)
One of the greatest mainstream rock and roll debuts of all time – and a record that still blows away just about any other later work by The Pretenders! The set's got this raw, sneering power that's neither punk, nor new wave – but which seems to be very much of that moment – a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great sophomore set from The Pretenders – one that almost lives up to the dark intensity of their debut – and which certainly continues the group's initial legacy in all the right ways! The album's got a few sweeter moments, but also balances things out with more of Chrissie Hynde's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The stunning second album from Procol Harum – a record that takes everything that's wonderful about their debut, and pushes it even farther – to a very unique space that's completely the group's own! The songcraft here is magical – with great work from the team of vocalist Gary ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer first album from the Aussie punk greats – one of the best remembered bands from the fertile scene down under – and a hugely influential record to punks the world over! Certainly one of the best facets of the group is their punchy way of distilling far reaching influences, from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Roger Corman-Phil Spector year of the mighty Ramones! End Of The Century is a huge departure from the 1-2-3-4 burst and roar of the first 4 Ramones albums – a big ol' Phil Spector production – recorded concurrently with the filming of late 70s hottie PJ Soles dancing around in her ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
As great of a rock & roll album as there's ever been! It's impossible to describe this record without sounding like a blow hard, but you really can't overstate what these four goony guys from Queens accomplished. 30-odd years of the most visceral pop music concentrated into 2 minute, 3 chord ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Post Pearls Before Swine work from Tom Rapp – a record that has him stepping out as a solo act, but with a feel that's quite similar to his recordings with the group! The mood here is laidback and slightly folksy – but also augmented more by piano than by guitar, and recorded with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a small center split on the top seam.)
Fresh ... LP Capitol, 1972. Very Good ...
The sweet second album from the Raspberries! The Rasperries were all about the songcraft, bringing sort of an unpretentious, midwestern charm into original tunes that build from the sophisticated pop of the breezy LA scene – much more so than on the Brit Invasion-learned debut album. Fresh ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The album was originally to be entitled "And Now It's Time", a song written fourteen days after the death of my father when I suddenly realized it was time to stop chasing the dream, and take on more serious responsibilities. Then on December 8th John Lennon was senslessly murdered, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most mindblowing sonic experiments of the 70s – Lou Reed's legendary Metal Machine Music opus! The double-length set is a really revolutionary batch of music – hardly what you'd expect from Lou's previous records, and a noisy, metallic album that really lives up to its title. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label quadradisc pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Lou Reed at his mid 70s live peak! Volumes have already been and will continue to be written about Lou's output in the 70s, and rightly so. This set is particularly amazing in that it follows the artful highpoint/financial failure that is Berlin – so Lou is doing the rock & roll star ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label "Best Buy Series" pressing. Cover has a worn corner.)
Features some guest vocals from Dorris Henderson – and titles include "Kokomo Blues", "Little Sadie", "Shake Shake Mama", 'The Cuckoo","Willy O Winsbury", "Faro Annie", and "Come On In My Kitchen". (Folk/Country, Rock)LP, Vinyl record album